On our Monday, Dec. 2 program, author and journalist David Laskin discussed how he traced the three branches of his mother’s family for his book The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. Laskin’s family of Russian-Jewish immigrants includes Zionist pioneers, Maidenform Bra Company founder Ida Rosenthal and seventeen victims of the Holocaust. Here, Laskin describes how all of us can launch our own family search.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.Comments 
Norman Mailer called it “a comic strip for intellectuals.” Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of “The Sandman.”Comments 
Our Nov. 25 hour with author Neil Gaiman hit on a lot of topics, but we gave plenty of love to his new “Sandman: Overture” series. We were lucky enough to snag a couple of pages of both iterations of the “Sandman” series for your viewing pleasure.Comments 
Big jazz thinker Stanley Crouch on the wild, young mind and music of early “Bird,” Charlie Parker.Comments 
Steering toward Thanksgiving, the real story of those who sailed from Europe to America, and how tough the settlement was.Comments 
Author Amy Tan on her latest – family history and the courtesan life of Old Shanghai.Comments