Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated?
Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity, and true learning and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students?
This week Al speaks with Brandeis University professor and author Susan Eaton whose new book: Integration Nation challenges the idea of anti-immigration and supports the notion that immigrants can and do become integral members of their new communities.
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?
Dana Babbin is a local children's clothing entrepreneur whose disruptive brand Pink Truck Designs has gotten plenty of attention.
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.
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.
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
On December 11, the current continuing resolution, which keeps the government funded, expires.
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.
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.
"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.
In his book new book BILLION-DOLLAR BALL Gilbert M.
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.
Dr. Kenneth Geiser is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr.
Lady Bird Johnson grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother.
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
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
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
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.
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