Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America.
In her new book, Reign of Error, former assistant secretary of education Diane Ravitch argues that the crisis in American education is not a crisis of academic achievement but a concerted effort to destroy public schools in this country.
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
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.
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.
In his new book Foreign Correspondent H.D.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
This week Al is joined by best selling author and Naval historian Craig Symonds.
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