• Thunderstruck – The Convergence of Two Stories that Shook the World

    Erik Larson has a knack for creating incredibly vivid accounts of little-known or entirely-forgotten historical events that seem obscure to modernity. He recreated the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair in “The Devil in the White City” and he’s given a 1902 murder in London the same treatment in his latest work. Erik Larson will join us […]

  • Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

    What is the situation like in Afghanistan today? From 1997-2002, Sarah Chayes served as an overseas NPR correspondent, reporting from the Balkans and Paris. In 2002 she left her career as a journalist to run the nongovernmental aid organization, Afghans for Civil Society. Sarah Chayes will join us this hour to discuss the complex and […]

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