Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.
Although the family in Apologize, Apologize may seem extreme, author Elizabeth Kelly says they are just "hyper-functional." Amidst the egos, eccentricities and a menagerie of intelligent animals is a quiet story of one boy's coming-of-age.
Community and food are the central topics of Bonny Wolf's new book, a collection of essays called Talking with My Mouth Full. Wolf shares her thoughts on the recent shift in U.S. attitudes toward food.