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    Social Studies Revised

    This hour, we’ll talk about questions over the way proposed social studies textbooks in Texas may teach culture and religion with a pair of SMU professors who testified about the books before the State Board of Education – Kathleen Wellman of the history department and David Brockman, who teaches religious studies.

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    The Psychology of Fear

    This hour, we’ll talk about how our brains process fear – and why it can override our intellects – with Dr. Alicia Meuret, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at SMU; and Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Chair of UT-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department.

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    Al Qaeda Diminished

    We’ll talk this hour about how that has impacted America’s national security strategy with Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security at SMU; and Hal Brands, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke University.

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    Down By The River

    We’ll talk this hour about how cultures throughout history have been driven by their access to water with Dr. Fekri Hassan, an Egyptian archaeologist in town to speak this week at SMU.

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    Sizing Up Our Seismic Activity

    We’ll talk this hour about the recent increase in North Texas earthquakes with SMU seismologist Brian Stump and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lisa Song of Inside Climate News.

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    Of Arms And Austerity

    This week, SMU hosts a conference focused on national security and defense. We’ll explore how U.S. strategy in these fields is affected by budget restrictions.

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    Fast On Foot

    Olympic sprinters like Usain Bolt can run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds. But what are the limits of human speed?

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    Gerald J. Ford, Diamond A-Ford

    The chairman and CEO details his recapitalization strategy for troubled banks, and the important lessons the industry learned from the recent banking crisis.

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