The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director and screenwriter joins us to talk about his new book – and the city that inspired it.
How hiring and promoting women can help businesses succeed, and how men can make that happen. We speak with author Joanne Lipman about her new book.
Could a new space race led by private entrepreneurs take humans to Mars and beyond? Futurist and best-selling author Michio Kaku talks about humanity’s destiny to colonize the solar system and reach for the stars.
Amanda Lucidon talks about finding candid moments in formal settings. In her new book, she gathers some of her favorite images of then-first lady Michelle Obama.
Is there a safe level of technology use for kids? We discuss “The Art of Screen Time” with author and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz.
Considering homeownership? How to decide if it’s the right time to buy—and how to avoid common mistakes. A discussion with real estate and personal finance author Ilyce Glink.
A long out-of-print book tells the stories of African-Americans who knew and worked for Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.
He has seemingly been part of the Chicago political scene forever, first as an activist but then as an alderman, political science professor and twice as an unsuccessful candidate for Congress. Dick Simpson talks about his new book.
They are the oldest forms of life on Earth and without them humans would not exist. How microbes shape the planet and its people.
He leaked the Pentagon Papers expediting the end of the Vietnam war, but Daniel Ellsberg now reveals another big secret in his new book, “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.”
Author Kate Hennessy discusses her new book about Dorothy Day, her Catholic activist grandmother.
A new illustrated biography takes a close look at the life of the Chicago architect, preservationist and restorer of architectural masterpieces.
A.J. Baime’s new book makes the case that Harry S. Truman’s first four months as commander-in-chief were the most challenging and consequential ever faced by a U.S. president.
The longtime Chicago journalist talks about his new book “Murder in the News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.”
Author Walter Isaacson talks about his comprehensive new biography “Leonardo da Vinci,” which delves into the staggeringly inquisitive and creative giant of the Renaissance.