1,046Dec 28, 2013
Book Discussion on The American Way of Poverty
Sasha Abramsky talked by video link from Sacramento, California, about his book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, in which he examines the historical roots and ...
761Sep 20, 2010
Book Discussion on Winner-Take-All Politics
Paul Pierson talked about his book on the growing inequality in American society, Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer" and Turned its Back on the Middle Class. He ...
574May 29, 2013
Confronting Suburban Poverty in America
Elizabeth Kneebone talked about her book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, which found that the vast majority of the poor in the U.S. live in the suburbs of major metropolitan areas, ...
555Dec 22, 2012
Columbine and Connecticut School Shooting
Dave Cullen talked about his book, Columbine, about the 1999 Colorado high school mass shooting, and the recent elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included his ...
481Sep 28, 2012
Hospital Accountability and Openness
Dr. Marty Makary talked about his book, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, about the need for more transparency at ...
472Oct 20, 2010
Book Discussion on Fresh Medicine
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen talked about his new book, Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System, which critiques the health care law. He ...
384Aug 21, 2012
Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife
Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” ...
372Oct 15, 2009
Book Discussion on A Heart to Serve
Bill Frist spoke about his book, A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing (Center Street; October 5, 2009), which examines his career as a heart and lung transplant ...
266May 14, 1998
Book Discussion on A Tribe Apart
Ms. Hersch discussed her book, A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence, published by Fawcett Books. She described interviewing “regular kids,” ...
233Apr 8, 1998
Book Discussion on Greatest Benefit to Mankind
Mr. Porter talked about his new book, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity.
187Aug 23, 2005
Book Discussion on Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s
Michael Cooper spoke to elementary school students and teachers about his children’s book Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s, published by Clarion Books. The book ...
155Oct 29, 1997
Book Discussion on Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy
Mr. Coles talked about his new book, Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy As It Shapes Lives. He talked about how he selected and conducted interviews with teenage mothers and ...
149Aug 17, 2009
Book Discussion on Dread
Philip Alcabes talked about the history of disease control and its use for questionable public-health policy practices.
He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
75Sep 6, 2009
Book Discussion on Polluted and Dangerous
Justin Hollander talked about his book Polluted and Dangerous: America’s Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them (University Press of New England; January 31, 2009). ...
73Apr 11, 1996
Amazing Grace: Speech
Mr. Kozol spoke about his new book, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, about life in the South Bronx. He outlined the psychological impact of ...
53May 26, 2006
Book Discussion on The Great Deluge
Douglas Brinkley talked about the state of recovery and reconstruction efforts in New Orleans, the re-election of Mayor Nagin, and his book The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and ...
46Nov 9, 1997
All Over But the Shoutin': Speech
Mr. Bragg talked about his new book, All Over but the Shoutin'. The book details his early life in a poorer region of Alabama and his career as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for ...
44Dec 5, 2003
Book Discussion on Saving Lives and Saving Money
Former House Speaker Gingrich (R-GA), 1995-99, talked about Medicare and his new book, Saving Lives and Saving Money. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.
39May 7, 2003
Ms. Greider talked about her book The Big Fix: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers, published by Public Affairs. The book focused on the power of the ...
39Jan 29, 2004
Saving Social Security
Panelists talked about the future of social security. They discussed Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, co-authored by Mr. Diamond and Mr. Orszag and published by ...
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