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Jan 8, 2017

Civilianized is a new memoir by  young Iraq war veteran, Michael Anthony who is from Massachusetts. This book is not only important (it tackles issues of Veteran suicide, PTSD, drug abuse, and alcoholism) but it is a poignant, sometimes funny, and a great read.

Jan 1, 2017

In his new book "War Against War" best selling author and historian Michael Kazin tells the story of Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back

Dec 25, 2016

NY Times best-selling author Jeanne Marie Laskas author of HIDDEN AMERICA, the people who make this country work will be Al's guest this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Dec 18, 2016

In her new book EIGHT FLAVORS, food historian, Sarah Lohman sets out on a journey through history to uncover the eight flavors that have come to define the ever-changing palate of American cuisine: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha.

Dec 11, 2016

Over the past decade or so a mysterious phenomenon  has begun to wreak havoc on once-healthy bee colonies. According to experts this is having a major impact on our agricultural industry which to a large extent depends of bees for pollination.

Dec 4, 2016

In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance.

Nov 27, 2016

Recently the Obama administration announced it will exclude the Arctic Ocean from oil and gas leasing for the next five years. Is this a win for the environment or another political overture?

Nov 20, 2016

Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, the ups and downs of which he addressed in his 2015 memoir The Negotiator. A little more than a decade later, Mitchell served as U.S.

Nov 13, 2016

The FBI has a lack of women in leadership roles within the Bureau. Is this just the latest in  a string of controversial issues facing the bureau?

Nov 6, 2016

In his new book PEARL HARBOR,  best selling author Craig Nelson provides a comprehensive and dramatic retelling of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives.  From journal and diary entries by FDR, U.S.

Oct 30, 2016

Boston is world famous for medical care with thousands of people flying into the state for medical attention, but did you know that Boston is also a hotspot for plastic surgery?  When people think of traveling for plastic surgery, they typically think of Beverly Hills, NYC, and Korea, howeve

Oct 23, 2016

Ike’s Gamble is a finely researched, unconventional account of America’s role in the Suez Crisis.

Oct 16, 2016

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews.

Oct 9, 2016

In True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy award-winning journalist and best-selling author Kati Marton tells Noel Field’s full story for the first time. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and ’40s.

Oct 2, 2016

As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak.

Sep 25, 2016

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children.

Sep 18, 2016

On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment.

Sep 11, 2016

This week Al speaks with Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jay Solomon.

Sep 4, 2016

In many developed countries—Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada, and the United States among them—fertility rates are below replacement rate.

Aug 28, 2016

This week Al speaks with Honee Hess the Ex. Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. This fall they will be rolling out a new program entitled" Youth, Craft and Creativity" which is intended to nurture and develop artistic skills among young people ages 6-17.

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