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    FDR’s Four Freedoms

    This hour, in honor of Presidents’ Day, we’ll talk with Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU. He’s the editor of “The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea.”

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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.