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Terrie Williams: "The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species"

A wildlife biologist tells the story of a two-day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup that was attacked and abandoned by his mother. It is a portrait of the unique relationship between a member of a critically endangered species and a scientist.

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Sally Bedell Smith: "Elizabeth the Queen: The Life a Modern Monarch" (Rebroadcast)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne next month. A new biography looks at the public and private life of a modern monarch.

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Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed" (Rebroadcast)

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

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Winning The White House (Rebroadcast)

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

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Winning The White House

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

WAMU 88.5

Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News" (Rebroadcast)

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

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Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News"

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

WAMU 88.5

Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics" (Rebroadcast)

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

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