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  • Rick Wagoner, General Motors

    On its 100th anniversary, General Motors is hardly celebrating. Instead, the nation’s largest automaker battles declining truck and SUV sales, fuel-weary consumers and a $15.5 billion second-quarter loss.

  • A Mother's Story of Autism

    Thousands of children are diagnosed with Autism each year. But how does an individual family cope with such a diagnosis? We’ll talk this hour with Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, author of “See Sam Run: A Mother’s Story of Autism” (UNT Press, 2008).

  • Bush's Legacy

    Will the Bush Presidency be remembered solely for the “War-On-Terror” and invasion of Iraq? Not according to our guest – former Bush speechwriter and current American Enterprise Institute resident fellow David Frum. His cover story, “Think Again: Bush’s Legacy” appears in the current issue of Foreign Policy Magazine.

  • China's History as a World Power

    How did an African Giraffe end up in a Chinese court in 1415? To many, especially in China, the opening ceremony for the games didn’t just signal the start of the Olympics. They symbolized the arrival of modern China on the world stage. But this isn’t the country’s first go-around as a world power. We’ll […]

  • Texas Politics in a National Election Year

    How does a big national election shape GOP political strategy in a state like Texas? We’ll talk this hour with Texas House Republican Leader, Representative Frank Corte, Jr.

  • How Microfinance Is Changing the World

    Can a few dollars really make a difference? We’ll find out this hour with Alex Counts, President and CEO of the Grameen Foundation and author of the new book “Small Loans, Big Dreams: How Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and Microfinance Are Changing the World” (Wiley, 2008).

  • Obamakids

    What does Barack Obama’s candidacy mean for traditional African American politics? Does it portend a “post-racial” American society? We’ll spend the hour with scholar and columnist John McWhorter, whose article “Obamakids: And the 10-year-olds shall lead us” appeared in the August 10th issue of New York Magazine.

  • Inspiring Love, Creativity and Intelligence in Middle School Kids

    What’s the best way to motivate and inspire middle-school kids to do their best? We’ll talk this hour with educator Bernie Schein who distills his 40-plus years of teaching in the new book “If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity and Intelligence in Middle School Kids” (Sentient, Paperback, 2008).

  • Back to School

    School starts Monday for students in most area districts. What’s new this year for the Dallas district? We’ll talk this evening with DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, Ph.D.