Richard Ford is one of America’s most highly revered writers. His book, Independence Day , was the first to receive both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

We speak with Steven Greenebaum about The Interfaith Alternative: Embracing Spiritual Diversity.

Dominique Moceanu

May 25, 2012

Dominique Moceanu is an American gymnast who was a member of the Olympic Gold medal winning 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in Atlanta.

Renato, The Painter

May 24, 2012

Eugene Mirabelli is the author of eight novels, plus short stories, poems, many journalistic pieces and numerous book reviews. We speak with him about his book, Renato, the Painter: An Account of His Youth & His 70th Year in His Own Words .

A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget covers what every American should know about how our government raises and spends our tax dollars. From coverage of the current conflict in Washington to simple explanations of budget terminology, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget has it all. Written by the Northampton-based National Priorities Project, this book is essential for understanding and getting involved in the debate over our nation’s future.

Jack Hitt is a contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life. He also writes for Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired, and, Garden & Gun. We speak with him about his new book,Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character .