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Jul 31, 2016

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics.

Jul 24, 2016

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W.

Jul 3, 2016

The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States.

Jun 26, 2016

In his new book, The Boys in the Bunkhouse New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim thei

Jun 19, 2016

Managing how you think is more important than what you think—That's according to best selling author and journalist Charles Duhigg.

Jun 12, 2016

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast expanses west of the Mississippi River, the stakes for American expansion were incalculably high.

Jun 5, 2016

When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change the Supreme Court. With four appointments to the court, including Warren E. Burger as the chief justice, he did just that.

May 29, 2016

After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals.

May 22, 2016

Best selling author Nathaniel Philbricks latest book: "VALIANT AMBITION" turns a sympathetic eye toward Benedict Arnold and his complicated relationship with George Washington.

May 15, 2016

Charter schools, discipline policies, assignment lotteries: they’re front page stories across the country. But how do we constructively tackle such complex, fraught issues?

May 8, 2016

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with best selling author and former senior political advisor to Bill Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal.

May 1, 2016

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the next step in its strategic initiative to support young children and their families by awarding more than $341K in grants to early childhood programs.

Apr 24, 2016

On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board.

Apr 17, 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States.

Apr 10, 2016

Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism.

Apr 3, 2016

In his new book; "Americas War for the Greater Middle East" historian and best selling author Andrew Bacevich argues that  four decades of failed U.S. policy using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East has resulted in failure and upheaval.

Mar 27, 2016

In his new book: THE FEVER OF 1721 author Stephen Coss tells the story of Boston’s largest smallpox epidemic, and the political and journalistic controversies that were also in motion making it an explosive year in Boston’s and American history.

Mar 20, 2016

Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night.

Mar 13, 2016

In The Fight to Vote, best selling author Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as

Mar 6, 2016

With the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia a new era on the court may be unfolding. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with legal historian and biographer Bruce Allen Murphy. Could the balance of power now be shifting?

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