The economics & politics of heat waves

Aug 17, 2010
Author Edward P. Kohn talks with Bill Radke about his new book "Hot Time in the Old Town," how a heat wave helped Teddy Roosevelt become president, and whether we've gotten any better at protecting the poor from the heat.
Posted In: Books

Free iPad app for college textbooks

Aug 13, 2010
it claims to carry 90% of "core textbooks". So instead of sinking hundreds of dollars on textbooks that you have to lug around, you just zap them...
Posted In: Books, iPad

A 50-year feast in 50 words: Happy Birthday, Green Eggs & Ham

Aug 12, 2010
When Dr. Seuss took on a bet from his editor to conjure up a book using only 50 words, he probably couldn't have imagined he'd match the success of...
Posted In: Books, not news

Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Aug 3, 2010
Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.
Posted In: Books, Internet

How the working poor became big biz

Jun 15, 2010
Journalist Gary Rivlin talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Broke USA," and the business of making money off the poor.
Posted In: Books

An oath for MBAs to be better leaders

Jun 8, 2010
Before they get to Wall Street, some new business school graduates are signing onto a new professional code of conduct. Peter Escher, author of "The MBA Oath," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his push for more accountability among MBAs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Jobs

What you should and shouldn't drink

Jun 7, 2010
David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Drink This, Not That!," and why beverages were made so fatty in the first place.
Posted In: Books, Health

Changes to U.S. taxing after death

May 26, 2010
Boston College Professor Ray Madoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Immortality and Law," and why dead doesn't really mean dead anymore -- financially speaking -- because states have started extending to some of the dead permanent control over their trusts and estates.
Posted In: Books

Former Shell head: More offshore drilling

May 25, 2010
Bill Radke talks to former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister about his pro-offshore drilling stance and why the U.S. should strengthen its domestic oil industry.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Tech News In Brief - 5/19/10

May 19, 2010
Broader NooksIronic ThievesiPod with camera in Vietnam3D game explosion...
Posted In: apple, Books, Facebook, Google, media, Microsoft, news, Science, security, video games



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