• Eureka: A Novel

    From the Archives – Everyone knows Jim Lehrer as an acclaimed journalist and host of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Lehrer is also a very successful novelist. He was in town earlier this fall to promote his latest book “Eureka: A Novel” (Random House, 2007) and joined in-studio while he was here.

  • How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and How We Can Get It Back

    From the Archives – Not too long ago, the United States was a leader in manufacturing, design, and technological development. John Kao hopes we can regain this leadership role and makes the case in his new book “Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and How We Can Get It […]

  • News Today

    From the Archives – There’s little doubt that the media landscape is changing rapidly. But which changes are good and which are bad for media consumers and producers? Earlier this fall, we talked with award-winning journalist Frank Sesno, a veteran of CNN and currently a special correspondent and documentary producer for the network.

  • The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future

    From the Archives – What kind of car will you drive in 20 or 40 years? Will it be gas, hydrogen or solar-powered? Which car companies will dominate the landscape? Earlier this fall, we talked with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, correspondent for The Economist and co-author of the new book “ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the […]

  • Perspectives on Foreign Policy

    How can our country change its image abroad and what does the next President need to do to lead the U.S. in a new direction? We’ll talk this evening with General Wesley Clark (Ret.) whose recent book is “A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).Dr. Carl Anderson, Ph.D., a Counseling […]

  • Why Less is Truly More

    What effect does our consumption-based society have on our happiness? We’ll explore a simpler lifestyle this hour with Michael Gellert, author of “The Way of the Small: Why Less is Truly More” (Nicholas-Hays, 2007).

  • The Freedom Manifesto: How to Free Yourself

    What are your plans for 2008? If you’re like Tom Hodgkinson, founder of “The Idler”, you’re planning to throw off the shackles of authority and embrace a freer, happier, and more fulfilled you. We’ll find out how he plans to do it this hour as we discuss his new book “The Freedom Manifesto: How to […]

  • The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

    Does almost constant surveillance make us safer or are we sacrificing our privacy out of fear? We’ll explore the topic this hour with Christopher Slobogin, Professor of Law at the University of Florida and author of “Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment” (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

  • Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win

    Why is Barack Obama’s candidacy so exciting for some and so polarizing for others – even within the African-American community? We’ll spend this hour with Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of “A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win” (Free Press, 2007).

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