Denise Mina is on the leading edge (along with Ian Rankin) of the wave of Scottish crime novelists known as "Tartan Noir." Rankin hails from Edinburgh. Mina is from Glasgow. This is not a unified movement. They are quite different writers.
Physicians have long been compared with detectives, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was himself a physician. This episode features Dr. Jonathan Edlow from Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, author of "The Deadly Dinner Party" -- a collection of medical detective stories.
Bruce Worden says the idea for Goodnight Keith Moon came during his son's storytime.
"I had probably been listening to some Who albums during the day, and then at night I was reading Goodnight Moon to my son at bedtime," says Worden. "It just sort of struck me that saying 'goodnight moon' was kind of a little eulogy for Keith Moon."
Here Worden describes the development of the parody picture book, Goodnight Keith Moon with his co-author Clare Cross.
George McGovern sees that America is at a crossroads. He has some strong feelings about the current state of our political system. In "What It Means to Be a Democrat" he expresses what he feels must happen within our two party system today.