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Fall Equinox
Fall Equinox
September 23rd is the Fall Equinox, marking the seasonal shift from summer to fall.   The human body is exquisitely sensitive to the natural calendar.  How does changing light affect biological...
Josh Ritter's New Novel
Josh Ritter's New Novel
Folk-rocker Josh Ritter has just written his first novel. Here's an in-studio interview we did with him about his music and his muse, including a live performance.
The Church of Stop Shopping
The Church of Stop Shopping
Brothers and sister, are you ready for Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping? Are you? Amen.
Welcome Back to School
Welcome Back to School
Diane Ravitch was Assistant Secretary of Education under George Bush Sr. And a strong proponent of charter schools and the No Child Left Behind program. Now, she has changed her mind.
Do You Believe?
Do You Believe?
More than 50 new alien planets — including one so-called super-Earth that could potentially support life — have been discovered by an exoplanet-hunting telescope from the European Southern...
Happy Birthday Agatha Christie
Happy Birthday Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie's grandson joins Jim Fleming for a rollicking conversation on the joys of the English "cosy," and the quality of Christie's plotting.
Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe's new album "The Old Magic" came out this week. Lowe talks with us about his reinvention of himself as a singer/songwriter and his uncanny ability to get better with age.
The Faith Club
The Faith Club
9/11 REMEMBERED: Three women: a Muslim, a Christian and a Jew tell how they came together after 9/11 with the goal of writing a children's book together.
Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
9/11 REMEMBERED: Colum McCann's novel "Let the Great World Spin" takes place on the day Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
9/11 REMEMBERED: Religious historian Karen Armstrong doesn’t like the either/or, good/evil dichotomy. She believes we are hard-wired to be both selfish and kind. She says the cornerstone of...

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