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Great Conversations: Diane Rehm and Ann Patchett (Episode #703)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Public radio talk show host Diane Rehm talks about her life and career, from growing up in Washington, D.C. as the sheltered daughter of Arab immigrants to her new memoir, On My Own, which recounts how her husband's death influenced her own ideas on mortality and the right to die. Rehm is interviewed by award-winning writer Ann Patchett, author of the novels Bel Canto and State of Wonder, along with many other essays and works of fiction. The program was recorded in March 2016 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Great Conversations: E. J. Dionne and James Fallows (Episode #702)

KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 1:00 PM

Journalist and political commentator E.J. Dionne, a long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, talks about his book Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. He is interviewed by James Fallows, a National correspondent for The Atlantic. The program was recorded in February 2016 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Philippe De Montebello and Michael Kimmelman (Episode #601)

KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 8:00 AM

As director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello, nearly doubled the size of the museum, modernized its research, and helped establish new standards for museums worldwide. Now retired, this longest-serving director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, continues to be recognized as an authority and passionate observer of art. In this program he discusses his book, Rendez-vous with Art, which examines great works from museums around the world, with chief art critic for The New York Times Michael Kimmelman. Their conversation was recorded in October 2014 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Great Conversations: E. J. Dionne and James Fallows (Episode #702)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Journalist and political commentator E.J. Dionne, a long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, talks about his book Why The Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. He is interviewed by James Fallows, a National correspondent for The Atlantic. The program was recorded in February 2016 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Great Conversations: John Irving and Sam Tanenhaus (Episode #701)

KQED World: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Author John Irving discusses his body of work, from the National Book Award-winning novel The World According to Garp to his 14th and latest novel, Avenue of Mysteries, which explores themes of religion, philosophy, love, and imagination. Sam Tanenhaus, former editor in chief of the Sunday Book Review and Week in Review at The New York Times, interviews Irving. The program was recorded in November 2015 at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
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