This week Al is joined by Tina Zlody co-Director of StArt On The Street. This holiday season they are bringing together 125 craftspeople for a day long event at Union Station in Worcester, MA.
This week Al speaks with bestselling author Bob Drury about his new book: "The Heart of Everything That Is". The story uncovers the life of the great Sioux chief Red Cloud who was the only Plains Indian chief to defeat the United States Army.
This week Al is joined by New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker.
In his new book "Countdown" best selling author Alan Weisman vividly details the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence. Can overpopulation ever be controlled? Will the earths natural resources be enough to sustain life?
This November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of America's most beloved presidents. Fifty years later, America's fascination with JFK has not diminished, while many questions still remain.
In her most recent book:The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty cultural critic and author Karen Bloch opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowe
It is crucial the we all have an understanding of personal privacy, secrecy, and government law-breaking. This week Al speaks with author Bill Arkin.
America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple.
In November 2008, a small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to Afghanistan, then considered America’s “good war.” They were part of the Pentagon’s controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield, a program, called the Human Terrain System, that is dri
More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
The rapid acceleration of technology is forever changing the workplace, jobs and future career paths. Will this new technology displace many of todays workers? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Dr.
More than any other nation in the world, the United States has been shaped by the gun. Firearms secured the founding of this continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settle the west and help keep law and order. So says bestselling author William Doyle.
If dedication and hard work iare the recipe for success then Michael Trujillo is living proof. As president and winemaker of Sequoia Grove winery in California Michael he has consistently produced award winning wines.
It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court secured a woman’s right to an abortion but in today’s political world that right is far from safe.
As a result of the growing hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, force-feeding prisoners continue. But is it ethical? Is it considered further torture?
In his new book "The Great Convergence" best selling author and respected educator Kishore Mahbubani argues that most of the great errors in foreign policy and diplomacy come from a failure to understand the perspective of other nations.
Michael Gerhardt is one of Americas leading authorities on Constitutional law. In his new book " The Forgotten Presidents" he documents how some of our lesser presidents did indeed distinguish themselves by the way they shaped constitutional order in this country.
World renowned historian Harold Holzer joins Al to talk about his new book, "THE CIVIL WAR IN 50 OBJECTS". Holzer is considered the leading scholar on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
Italy’s highest court recently ordered Amanda Knox must be tried again for murder but it may not happen says one of America’s leading criminal defense lawyers, Norm Pattis. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by New England criminal defense lawyer, Norm Pattis.
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