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  • Beatlegrass

    Join us this hour for a conversation and live performance from beatlegras – a Dallas trio that plays Beatles tunes on bluegrass instruments. The members of beatlegras are Dave Walser, George Anderson and Milo Deering.

  • This I Believe

    What do you believe? We’ll spend this hour with Jay Allison, host of the “This I Believe” national media project that you may have heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered over the past year and a half. We’ll also hear from several Texas contributors to the project, discuss the book “This I Believe” […]

  • You Know You're In Texas When

    What is so great about Texas? Besides being one of the most recognizable geographic/political entities on the planet (Italy is also in the group), Texas has a lot going for it and it has a lot of fans. We’ll talk Texas this hour with storyteller and writer Donna Ingham who celebrates the state with her […]

  • A History of Art Theft

    According to the international police agency Interpol, more than 25,000 works of art are officially listed as missing. And international art theft is not just the game of a select few, but a sophisticated global operation. Simon Houpt, the New York-based arts and culture columnist for The Globe and Mail, examines the history of art […]

  • The Film Industry Today and "Miss Potter"

    Chris Noonan has several directing credits to his name, including a popular 1995 film about a sheepherding pig called “Babe.” His latest project, “Miss Potter,” tells the story of writer Beatrix Potter and stars Renee Zellweger. We’ll spend this hour with Noonan, discussing the films and the film industry today.

  • The American Home from 1775 to 1840

    How has domestic life changed in America? Massachusetts historian Jack Larkin examines early American domestic life, what it says about our ancestors and American life today in his new book “Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home – The American Home from 1775 to 1840” (Taunton, 2006). Jack Larkin will join us […]

  • The 2006 Scientific American 50

    What are your favorite research, business, and policy contributions to science and technology from the past year? Don’t worry, the folks at “Scientific American” have been thinking about these things and how they will improve the way we live. We’ll discuss “The 2006 Scientific American 50” this hour with John Rennie, Editor in Chief of […]

  • The Great Santa Search and The History of the American Santa Claus

    What is behind the commercialization of Christmas? According to journalist Jeff Guinn, it all started in 1841 when a Philadelphia merchant sought to increase holiday trade at his dry goods store. Guinn intertwines the history of America’s celebration of Christmas with a tale of his own in his new book “The Great Santa Search” (Tarcher/Penguin, […]

  • Holiday Etiquette and the Rest of the Year

    When is the right time to send holiday cards? How should you respond to an unexpected or unwanted gift? Is it appropriate to take your kids to a friend’s holiday party? We’ll talk about holiday etiquette this hour with Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., Emily Post’s great-granddaughter and a spokesperson and author for The Emily Post […]

  • Suburban Poverty Trends

    Is poverty moving to the suburbs? According to a recent report by the Brookings Institution, for the first time, the majority of the nation’s poor are suburban. We’ll talk with Brookings Fellow Alan Berube, co-author of “Two Steps Back: City and Suburban Poverty Trends 1999-2005.” We’ll also be joined by Paul Jargowsky, Associate Professor of […]