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Jan 24, 2016

While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful?

Jan 17, 2016

Dana Babbin is a local children's clothing entrepreneur whose disruptive brand Pink Truck Designs has gotten plenty of attention.

Jan 10, 2016

In his new book THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS, author Eric Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Eric Weiner about his research and the eye opening results.

Jan 3, 2016

Jane Bryant Quinn is a leading personal finance journalist who has been advising Americans for over 30 years with her syndicated columns and bestselling books. As we embark on a new year many folks will be wondering if the stock market will rise or if their hard earned savings are safe.

Dec 27, 2015

Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries; on the diaries of his wife, Barbara; and on extraordinary access to the 41st President and to his family, Pulitzer prize winning author Jon Meacham has written a surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuo

Dec 20, 2015

On December 11, the current continuing resolution, which keeps the government funded, expires.

Dec 13, 2015

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a nonprofit grant maker serving Central Massachusetts has recently announced that more than $100 million has been distributed in grant donations throughout Worcester County since its inception in 1975.

Dec 6, 2015

In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen.

Nov 29, 2015

"This was more than an attack on France. ISIS has declared war on the West for two years, and now they are carrying it out. ISIS is not just a terrorist group. They have grown to the size of an army.

Nov 22, 2015

In his book new book BILLION-DOLLAR BALL Gilbert M.

Nov 15, 2015

Author Amos Kamil,s new book, Great Is The Truth:  Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School is based on Amos’ investigative reporting for the New York Times Magazine.

Nov 8, 2015

Dr. Kenneth Geiser is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Dr.

Nov 1, 2015

Lady Bird Johnson grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother.

Oct 25, 2015

Diane Roberts is a self-described feminist with a PhD from Oxford and an English professor at Florida State University.  She is also a born-and-bred Seminole fan and second-generation season ticket holder.  It’s not as if she approves of the violence and hypermasculinity on the fo

Oct 18, 2015

In his new book, DISCIPLES: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan  veteran journalist Douglas Waller reveals the secret Office of Strategic Services operations of four future spymasters: Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and

Oct 11, 2015

The fascinating Trump family history details three generations of Trump businessmen, showing how Donald Trump’s grandfather and father shaped him into the man he is today.  Trump’s current bid for the republican nomination, his lifetime of experience as a real estate mogul and bi

Oct 4, 2015

In OUR ROBOTS, OURSELVES: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy MIT professor David A. Mindell uses firsthand experience and the latest research to tackle common myths that pervade our beliefs on robots and provides a more reasoned outlook on this often overhyped topic.

Sep 27, 2015

Before Barry Moser became an award-winning illustrator, he was a small-town boy who grew up in an era of racism and intolerance in the South during the 1940s and 50s. As children, Barry and his older brother, Tommy, were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism.

Sep 20, 2015

In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital’s cancer ward.

Sep 13, 2015

Through five years’ worth of interviews and data-gathering educator and author Amanda Lewis has created a powerful and illuminating study of how the racial achievement gap continues to afflict American schools more than fifty years after the formal dismantling of segregation.

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