Greater Boston Today
Mar. 25, 2009: James Carroll's Practicing Catholic
Emily Rooney sits down with Boston Globe columnist and former priest James Carroll. Carroll discusses his new book, Practicing Catholic, which examines the history and transformation of the Catholic church.
Mar. 18, 2009: Michael Avery's We Dissent
Emily Rooney sits down with Michael Avery, editor of We Dissent. The book is a collection of eight essays that take dissenting views on Supreme Court rulings that the authors claim undermined civil liberties.
Mar. 3, 2009: Blake Bailey's Cheever
Jared Bowen speaks with author Blake Bailey about his new biography of Pulitzer-winning writer John Cheever, Cheever: A Life.
March 9, 2009: Jeff Jarvis' What Would Google Do?
Kara Miller of MetroWest Daily News speaks with blog pioneer Jeff Jarvis about the success of the search engine Google. In his new book, What Would Google Do?, Jarvis outlines 40 rules for individuals, businesses and governments to build their own...
Feb. 24, 2009: Suzanne Bates' Motivate Like a CEO
Emily Rooney talks with former television anchor Suzanne Bates about how executives and managers can motivate their staff effectively. Bates is the author of Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!
Feb. 11, 2009: Dr. Ronald Green's Babies by Design
Emily Rooney talks with Dartmouth College professor Ronald Green about genetic engineering for infants. In his new book, Babies by Design, Green says that parents will (and should) consider genetic modification for their children to enhance their...
Feb. 9, 2009: Paul Krugman's Return of Depression Economics
Emily Rooney discusses how the current recession started with economist Paul Krugman. Krugman's new book, The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, discusses the warning signs that preceded the current economic crises.
Jan. 29, 2009: Laurence Leamer's Madness Under the Royal Palms
Emily Rooney discusses the impact of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on the Jewish community of Palm Beach with Laurence Leamer. Leamer's book, Madness Under the Royal Palms, was written before the alleged scheme was exposed, sending shockwaves through...
Jan. 28, 2009: Robert Kaiser's So Damn Much Money
Washington Post reporter Robert Kaiser discusses his new book, So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government. Kaisers book argues that large sums of money spent on lobbying efforts have radically compromised the...
Jan. 26, 2009: Dan Pallotta's Uncharitable
WGBH's Greater Boston presents Book Loft - a selection of discussions with authors promoting their new books. In his new book, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, philanthropist Dan Pallotta explains how the rules...
Sept. 30, 2008: Blown to Bits by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis
Emily Rooney sits down with co-authors Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis. Their new book, Blown to Bits, discusses how technology has made personal information more readily available to other parties.
Sept. 25, 2008: Pollster John Zogby's The Way We'll Be
Pollster John Zogby discusses his new book, The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on The Transformation of the American Dream. In his book, Zogby writes that America's cultural identity is in the middle of a "fundamental reorientation."
Sept. 24, 2008: Jana Kohl's a Rare Breed of Love
Emily Rooney discusses the commercial puppy mill industry with Jana Kohl and her dog, Baby. Kohl, who rescued Baby from a puppy mill, explains her mission to fight animal cruelty at commercial dog farms. Her new book is A Rare Breed of Love
Sept. 22, 2008: David Moore's The Opinion Makers
Emily Rooney discusses the accuracy of polling procedures with David Moore. Moore worked for Gallup for 13 years, and argues that most polls do not adequately reflect the mood of the country in his new book, The Opinion Makers.
Oct. 22, 2007: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal
Economist Paul Krugman discusses his latest book, The Conscience of a Liberal about the unstable history of America's middle-class.
Dec. 4, 2007: Kayce Freed Jennings
Kayce Freed Jennings talks with Emily Rooney. Her new book is "Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life".
Dec. 3, 2007: Tom Brokaw
Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw talks with Emily Rooney. His new book is "Boom!: Voices of the Sixties".
Dec. 18, 2007: Lou Ureneck
Lou Ureneck talks with Greater Boston's Emily Rooney. His new book is "Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly-fishing, and a River Journey Through the Heart of Alaska".
Dec. 12, 2007: Holiday Book Picks
WGBH's Greater Boston presents Book Loft - authors Tom Perrotta, Claire Cook and Julia Glass reveal their holiday book picks to Emily Rooney on Greater Boston.
Dec. 11, 2007: Katherine Newman
Katherine Newman talks with Greater Boston's Jared Bowen. Her new book is "The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America".
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