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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.

Duration: 00:08:45

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.

Duration: 00:08:16

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 successes using the Google model.

Duration: 00:08:23

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!

Duration: 00:07:35

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 lives.

Duration: 00:09:58

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.

Duration: 00:09:25

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 the wealthy community.

Duration: 00:09:02

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 effectiveness of government.

Duration: 00:09:29

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 that non-profit organizations face undermine their efforts to assist the less fortunate. Pallotta argues that nonprofits today are facing a Catch-22society wants them to succeed, but has a sense of discomfort with the idea of a charity that can...

Duration: 00:06:44

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.

Duration: 00:09:14

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."

Duration: 00:09:35

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

Duration: 00:07:46

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.

Duration: 00:09:09

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.

Duration: 00:06:46

Dec. 03, 2008: Dennis Lehane

Emily Rooney sits down with novelist Dennis Lehane. His latest novel is The Given Day

Duration: 00:06:47

Dec. 03, 2008: Daniel Barenboim

Emily Rooney talks with Israeli-Argentinean conductor and author Daniel Barenboim. Barenboim discusses why he believes music can promote peaceful discussion in his new book, Music Quickens Time.

Duration: 00:07:07

Dec. 01, 2008: Joan Wickersham

Emily Rooney talks with author Joan Wickersham about her new book on her father's suicide, The Suicide Index. Wickersham explains how she tried to come to grips with her father's suicide by developing an index to create order out of a chaotic event.

Duration: 00:05:50

April 7, 2008: Samantha Power

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Book Loft - a selection of discussions with authors promoting their new books.

Duration: 00:09:09

April 30, 2008: Michio Kaku

Emily Rooney talks with theoretical physics professor Michio Kaku. Kaku's latest book is "Physics of the Impossible."

Duration: 00:09:20

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