The Reading Brain

Find out how the human brain learns to read - and why some people have a hard time learning to read, as can be the case with dyslexics. Also: the story of an Ethiopian woman's mission to help AIDS orphans in her country. Junot Diaz talks about his hit novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And the history of how the AP covers breaking news.

If you're wondering what to eat over the New Year's holiday, check out our recent New Year's food show.

And find out how you can participate in our new film series, Political Projections. We're asking you to watch a few movies about campaigns, and then tune in on Jan. 8 for a discussion.