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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Author Beth Hahn On 'The Singing Bone' At Kramerbooks

A convicted killer’s imminent parole forces a woman to confront the nightmarish past she’s spent twenty years escaping. Sound interesting? Come see us speak with the author.


The Lonely Side Of James Brown

When James McBride, a National Book Award winner for his fiction, decided to write an entire book about James Brown, he wanted to push beyond the hype and racism he says haunts Brown's legacy.

'It Takes A Lot Of Bravery To Be Kind,' Says Kids' Author Kate DiCamillo

DiCamillo says Raymie Nightingale, the 10-year-old protagonist at the heart of her latest novel, is a lot like she was as a child: "Very introverted, watching, worrying, wondering, but also hopeful."

In Shakespeare's Plays, Mealtimes Were A Recipe For Drama

It's difficult to name a play in which Shakespeare doesn't cook up a bit of conflict around the table. The juiciest plot twists often happened when characters gathered for a meal.

What If 'Pride And Prejudice' Were Set In Cincinnati?

In Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's retelling of the classic, Mr. Bingley is a reality TV star and Jane Bennet is a yoga teacher.

A Talk With Pulitzer Prize Winners Past

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, Scott Simon will speak with past Pulitzer winners over the next few months. Simon previews this week's conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed.

Political Columnist Ron Fournier Talks New Book 'Love That Boy'

Tyler Fournier has Asperger's. His dad, Ron Fournier, columnist for The Atlantic and National Journal, tells NPR's Scott Simon about what he's learned from his son and his new book, "Love That Boy."

Pulitzer Prize Honors 100 Years Of Public Service Journalism

Monday, the Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced, and this year will mark the Pultizers' centennial. Scott Simon talks with Roy Harris, who's written a book about the awards, "Pulitzer's Gold."

'Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs' Digs Into Thomas Jefferson's Hypocrisy

Thomas Jefferson is one of America's founders and, even after centuries, a mystery. Annette Gordon-Reed talks about the book she co-wrote with Peter Onuf, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs.