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  • From the Archives: Women's Health Care Today

    From the archives – What is the current state of women’s healthcare in America? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States. She was in town to deliver the Louise B. Raggio Endowed Lecture at SMU.

  • From the archives: Amid the Ruins of Mass Media

    Is a new world dawning and more importantly, are we prepared to live in it? We’ll spend this hour with Bob Garfield, co-host of NPR’s On the Media and author of the new book “The Chaos Scenario, Amid the Ruins of Mass Media, The Choice for Business is Stark: Listen or Perish” (Stielstra Publishing, 2009).

  • From the archives: The Changing Perception of God

    From the archives – How has the perception of God changed and how has this transformation affected society? We’ll talk this hour with scholar and world-wide religion expert Karen Armstrong, whose new book is “The Case for God” (Knopf, 2009).

  • From the Archives: The Meaning of Gourmet

    From the archives – What does “gourmet” mean today? We’ll talk this hour with best-selling memoirist and Gourmet Magazine Editor-In-Chief Ruth Reichl. She’s also the editor of the brand new cookbook “Gourmet Today: More than 1000 All-New Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).

  • From the Archive: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending

    From the archives – Where do freedom and America’s love affair with the automobile intersect? They meet in the brain of P.J. O’Rourke. We talked with him in September about his collection of essays called “Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending” (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009).

  • From the Archive: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design

    From the archives – How important are costumes in bringing characters to life on screen? We explored the intersection of fashion and film in August with Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Landis, author of “Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design” (Harper Collins, 2007).

  • Allied Heroes and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

    From the archives – Who rescued many of the finest artworks in history from Adolf Hitler and his henchmen? We talked in September with writer and producer Robert Edsel, whose new book is “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” (Center Street, 2009).

  • From the archives: A Search for America's Christmas Present

    From the archives – Is Frisco, Texas, the capitol of over-the-top Christmas excess? We’ll talked in November with Washington Post pop culture writer Hank Stuever, author of the new book, “Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).

  • Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism

    Which places would you steer clear of on a world tour? Travel writer Chuck Thompson takes us to a few of the locales he’s always avoided (until now) in his new book “To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism” (Holt, 2009). We’ll get a guided tour this hour.