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  • Trivia With Ken Jennings's

    Think you know trivia? We’ll find out this hour with Ken Jennings, the greatest champion in the history of the TV quiz show JEOPARDY! and the author of the new book “Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days” (Villard, 2008).

  • A World Without Islam

    What would the world be like without the galvanizing force of a major worldwide religion like Islam? According to Graham Fuller, former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA and adjunct professor of History at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, the world would be essentially the same. We’ll discuss his ideas and […]

  • Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood is perhaps primarily known for its work in the reproductive rights arena. We’ll spend this hour with National President Cecile Richards to discuss the other work that Planned Parenthood is doing, including women’s health and prescription drug assistance.

  • How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise

    How will the U.S. face the increasing influence and growing economic power of other countries? We’ll talk with Nina Hachigian, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and co-author of the new book, “The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise” (Simon and Schuster, 2008).

  • The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson is remembered today as the key architect of U.S. democracy. But what were the years like that followed his presidency and how did he wish to be remembered? We’ll spend this hour with Alan Pell Crawford, author of the new book “Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson” (Random House, 2008).

  • Egypt's Role in the Middle East

    What role does Egypt play in the Middle East and how can the United States and Egypt work together to ensure a peaceful future in the region? We’ll spend this hour with His Excellency Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of Egypt to the United States, who’s in town to address the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort […]

  • Alan Boeckmann, Fluor Corporation

    Alan Boeckmann is CEO of Irving-based Fluor Corporation which designs, builds and maintains many of the world’s largest capital projects.

  • Voices of Illness, A Chorus of Hope

    How does one cope with chronic illness? Emmy award-winning journalist Richard M. Cohen, who has written about his own battle with multiple sclerosis, explores the lives of five individuals who face their own health challenges in his new book “Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope” (Harper Collins, 2008). Cohen […]