July 16, 2001

Learning to get your point across quickly can help with situations in business and personal life. William Shakespeare was one of the masters of the written word. Thomas Leech, expert on business communications, talks about how to use Shakespeare's secrets when communicating today. His book is "Say It Like Shakespeare".

Getting there faster might require slowing down. Christopher Barrett, from the Traffic Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explains why reducing speed limits on the nation's highways could decrease traffic and congestion.

Our book reviewer, Lev Raphael, talks about what he recommends for summer reading. Titles include "Fearless Jones", by Walter Mosley; "The Bay of Angels", by Anita Brookner; and "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier", by Thad Carhart.