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  • A Natural History of the Universe

    How will technological advances change our understanding and exploration of space? According to Dr. Richard Corfield, author of the new book “Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Universe” (Basic Books, 2007), they already are. Corfield, visiting Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research at the […]

  • Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World

    Information, entertainment, news, financial markets – things are happening faster and faster these days. Managing to cope with the increased speed of life will determine success and failure for many in the future. We’ll discuss the challenges with Vince Poscente – speaker, former Olympic speed skier and author of “The Age of Speed: Learning to […]

  • The Coming Fight for the Melting North

    Almost everyone agrees that global warming is a reality. And as evidenced by recent news, some nations, including the U.S. and Canada, aren’t waiting around to stake their claim on the soon-to-be formerly frozen North and the resources that may lie beneath it. Journalist McKenzie Funk, covers the story in the September issue of Harper’s […]

  • 30 Days in Afghanistan

    What’s it really like in Afghanistan? We’ll find out this hour with North Texas filmmaker Naeem Randhawa who has just returned from two months in Kabul and blogged about the experience while he was there. His 2006 film was “American Ramadan.”

  • Life After Katrina

    Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and turned countless Americans into refugees in their own country. Many have returned, many have moved on, and many are still waiting for their lives to begin again. We’ll discuss the continuing aftermath of Katrina this hour with documentarian Ginny Martin and former New Orleans resident […]

  • The Diana Chronicles

    Ten years ago this week, Princess Diana was killed in a Paris auto accident that stunned the world. But who was Diana and what were the circumstances of her rise to international acclaim as the Princess of Wales? Journalist and legendary editor Tina Brown will join us this hour to discuss her account of Diana’s […]

  • Coming of Age in the USA

    What is a Quincea??era? It’s the fifteenth birthday party for a Latina girl and it’s rapidly becoming a national phenomenon in the United States. We’ll discuss the cultural significance of the event this hour with bestselling author Julia Alvarez, who’s new book is “Once Upon a Quincea??era: Coming of Age in the USA” (Viking, 2007).

  • How to Make a Spy

    According to Tim Weiner, “War is the ultimate intelligence failure.” So begins his article “How to Make a Spy” in the current issue of Foreign Policy Magazine. Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and author of the new book “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA” (Doubleday, 2007) will join us this […]

  • Fighting for Freedom and Equality: The Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen enlisted during World War II to become America’s first black airmen. They went on to serve heroically and valiantly overseas in spite of a segregated military system and discriminatory social environment back home. We’ll talk this evening with two of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Calvin J. Spann and Colonel Charles McGee.Ron […]