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Sep 14, 2014

In her new book The Teacher Wars best selling author Dana Goldstein uncovers the surprising roots of hot button issues, from teacher tenure to charter schools, and finds that recent popular ideas to improve schools—instituting merit pay, evaluating teachers by student test scores, rankin

Sep 7, 2014

New research tells us that our relationships are critical to our survival. Chatting with friends over a meal or taking a morning walk with a neighbor serve important biological functions. Our era of constant digital connection is also one of increasing social isolation - Facebook depression.

Aug 31, 2014

In her new book The Invisible Soldiers best selling author Ann Hagedorn tells the urgent story of the privatization of America’s national security and the dramatic rise of a bold new industry of private security contractors.

Aug 24, 2014

In his new book Foreign Correspondent H.D.S.

Aug 10, 2014

This week Al's guest is best selling author and journalist Hampton Sides. His new book "In The Kingdom of Ice" depicts the ill-fated journey of the USS Jeannette a nineteenth-century US naval expedition to chart the North Pole.

Aug 3, 2014

The cartoon, Nancy has been an iconic part of America for over 80 years. Even with the demise of newspapers and the comic sheet it still retains its popularity. Now with mobile apps and the internet Nancy is being introduced to a new generation.

Jul 27, 2014

There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet today, and our numbers keep growing. That means more crowds, more traffic, more pollution…and less room for wildlife. The Center for Biological Diversity wants to know what living in a world of 7 billion looks like and feels like.

Jul 20, 2014

When it comes to purchasing new software, many organizations do so to increase efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. This is particularly true of nonprofits, which often have limited staff and busy schedules.

Jul 13, 2014

German resistance to Hitler's rule became apparent during (Operation Valkyrie) in which German soldiers tried to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Now a new book sheds light on this interesting piece of history.

Jul 6, 2014

In his new book, "The Rule Of Nobody" bestselling author and commentator Philip K. Howard tells us why government doesn't work and leader's don't lead. As a lone crusader for common sense he argues that no human has the authority to roll his or her sleeves up and fix it. Could this be true?

Jun 29, 2014

In his  new book :"SCALIA"  law professor and author Bruce Allen Murphy takes a hard look  at one of the most dazzling and polarizing jurists on the Supreme Court.  Above all he examines the inevitably murky relationship between judicial decision making and religious devotion.

Jun 22, 2014

Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: the Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America's movie mecca.

Jun 15, 2014

Husband and wife team John and Lane Giguiere founded Matchbook Wine company of California in 2004. Since then the journey has led them to produce their flagship wine, Tinto Rey. In addition to wine the Giguiere's also produce a wonderful virgin olive oil.

Jun 8, 2014

When it comes to speaking out about violence against women and girls, men need to step it up. So says Women Thrive Worldwide the Washington based organization that has been front and center on many issues affecting women and young girls across the globe.

Jun 1, 2014

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and educator Joel Best. He talks about the current student loan mess and how many of todays college graduates may never get out of debt. As Best describes it, "good intentions with terrible results".

May 25, 2014

Former professional baseball player Bill Denehey still recalls the ill-fated slider to Willie Mays, during which he injured his shoulder, that changed the trajectory of his career and life.

May 18, 2014

It took roughly three weeks for the U.S. to announce some concrete action to help bring back the more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist militants. The International Violence Against Women Act would compel a more immediate and effective response.

May 11, 2014

This week Al is joined by best selling author and Naval historian Craig Symonds.

May 4, 2014

Is the art of letter writing or writing in general a thing of the past? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with bestselling author Nina Sankovitch.

Apr 27, 2014

In the new book, GENDER INTELLIGENCE, the forces that create the current condition of gender inequality are revealed for the first time. This has led to a shift in thinking about the issue.

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