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  • Lucy Billingsley, Billingsley Company

    Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing marts, design centers, office buildings, apartments and industrial properties.  She was with the Dallas Market Center for 15 years, leading three expansions resulting in a 7 million square foot development and a $450 million refinancing.  Mrs. Billingsley left the Dallas market Center in […]

  • Architecture and Art in North Texas

    How do fine art and architecture define a city’s culture? One person who knows is Dallas art collector Howard Rachofsky, who along with the Rose and Hoffman families, gifted his family’s collection and future acquisitions to the Dallas Museum of Art in 2005. Part of the collection can be seen now in the “Fast Forward” […]

  • Diplomacy Today and Tomorrow

    Does diplomacy still work? With the ongoing war in Iraq at the forefront of every newscast and numerous other conflicts raging around the world, one must wonder if peaceful conversation is still possible between nations that disagree. We’ll spend this hour with Ambassador Robert Jordan, who has just been named Diplomat-In-Residence at the John Goodwin […]

  • The Life and Work of George Gershwin

    What’s your favorite George Gershwin tune? One of America’s quintessential composers, Gershwin died of an undiagnosed brain tumor in 1937 at the age of 38 – but not before he put his indelible stamp on the American song. We’ll explore Gershwin’s short but prolific career this hour with Howard Pollack Professor of Music at the […]

  • Dallas Mayoral Contest

    With thirteen official candidates for the office and just over six weeks to go until election day, the Dallas Mayoral election is heating up. What are the key issues in the race and which candidates have the support (and the money) to go the distance? What do you think? We’ll discuss the election this hour […]

  • In Search of the Shape of the Universe

    How are things connected? What is the true shape of those things? Mathematicians have attempted to prove or disprove a tantalizing puzzle related to these questions since it was first posed by Henri Poincar?? in 1904. Our guest this hour, Professor Donal O’Shea of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, believes the proposition may have been […]

  • Making Films Today

    How do you get a film made today? Do you start with a screenplay? Do you start by looking for funding? Do you shoot on film or go with digital? We’ll spend this hour with film makers who each have films in the AFI Dallas International Film Festival, which runs until April 1st. We’ll be […]

  • Becoming a Nun in the Sixties

    What is it like to live in a convent today? What was it like in the turbulent 1960s? Sister Karol Jackowski shocked her friends and family when she decided to enter a convent after high school in 1964. Her experiences within paralleled the changing climate outside the convent’s walls. Sister Karol will join us this […]

  • From the Archives: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird

    We hope you’ll enjoy an archive program featuring a conversation with journalist Andrew D. Blechman author of “Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird” (Grove Press, 2006). Blechman takes us from pigeon shoots to pigeon races; and from the quarters of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Pigeon Handler to a radical pro-pigeon […]

  • Music Within

    Music Within screens at the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Opening Night Gala this week. We’ll talk with the film’s director, Steven Sawalich, and the subject of the film, Richard Pimentel, who overcame profound hearing loss in the Vietnam War to become the driving force behind the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Scene segment will […]