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  • Kathleen Mason, Tuesday Morning

    President and CEO Kathleen Mason tells host Lee Cullum that the no-frills discount chain encountered holiday shoppers who were feeling pinched and spending less.

  • The Complexities of Character

    What makes a character great? Can an author know or exert control over how a reader will respond to that character? We’ll talk this hour with best-selling author Wally Lamb, whose new novel is “The Hour I First Believed” (Harper Collins, 2008). He speaks to Arts and Letters Live this evening.

  • Adventures in the New French Wine Country

    What happens when a Dallas journalist with an interest in wine moves to France? We’ll talk this hour with Robert V. Camuto, author of the new book “Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country” (Nebraska, 2008).

  • What to Do When People Are Rude

    Why are people rude and what’s the best way to stop the cycle of bad social behavior? We’ll talk this hour with P.M. Forni, professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University and author of “The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude” (St. Martin’s Press, 2008).

  • Community, Culture and Urban Design

    Can landscape architecture and urban design create public spaces that meet the needs of a diverse population? We’ll explore the possibilities this hour with Karen Walz, Project Manager for Vision North Texas and Don Gatzke, Dean of UTA’s School of Architecture.

  • The Rehnquist Court

    Did the Supreme Court fail to protect civil liberties and rights under Chief Justice William Rehnquist? Contributors to the new anthology “We Dissent: Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court” (NYU Press, 2008) think so. We’ll spend the hour with Suffolk University Law Professor Michael Avery, who edited the collection.

  • Memories of Pre-Revolutionary Iran

    How does one’s memory color history? What if that personal history took place in pre-revolutionary Iran? We’ll spend this hour with bestselling author Azar Nafisi, who gained international acclaim in 2003 with “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Her new book is “Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories” (Random House, 2008).

  • The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Was the man who led the Manhattan Project really a security risk? Why did the U.S. Government lose faith in him in the years after World War II? We’ll talk this hour with acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin, whose new film “The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer” airs on PBS’ American Experience tonight. You can see […]

  • Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States is a landmark moment in American history. Many have called it the start of a new era in American politics, including our guest this hour, PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill. She’ll join us to discuss the new political landscape and her new book […]

  • Solving the Housing Problem

    For many Americans, one of the biggest day-to-day challenges is access to affordable housing. We’ll discuss the issue and explore solutions this evening with former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and current Executive Chairman of Cityview, Henry Cisneros. Cisneros is in town to deliver the keynote address at the North Texas Housing Coalition’s […]