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Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS  April 19, 2011

Who was Julia Child before she became America’s most famous and beloved television chef? We’ll revisit the intrigue of World War II espionage and more this hour with journalist Jennet Conant, whose new book is “A Covert Affair: Julia Child …

How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World  April 19, 2011

Could our human desire to fit in and identify with others lead to positive social changes around the world? According to our guest this hour, journalist, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Rosenberg, it’s already happening. Her new book …

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny  April 18, 2011

How will the fields of medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production and astronautics change our lives in the not-too-distant future? We’ll find out this hour with Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York …

Noah Webster’s Obsession  April 18, 2011

His influence on the written and spoken word is without question, but should Noah Webster get more credit for launching our uniquely American culture? We’ll talk this hour with Joshua Kendall, author of “The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession …

Dallas Mayoral Race  April 15, 2011

What are the key issues in the competitive Dallas mayoral race? We’ll discuss city elections with Sam Merten at the Dallas Observer and Shawn P. Williams of the Dallas South News. And in the Art&Seek segment, we’ll talk to Fort …

The Congo and the Great War of Africa  April 14, 2011

What is the status of the civil war in the Congo? Raging since 1996 with at least 20 rebel groups, 9 government armies and millions of dead, the killing has been described as unstaunchable. We’ll get an inside look and …

Travels with the State Historian of Texas  April 14, 2011

What makes Texas History so fascinating? We’ll spend this hour with Light Townsend Cummins, Ph.D., the Bryan Chair of American History at Austin College and official State Historian of Texas.

Using Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs  April 13, 2011

Can ecology, biology, mathematics and physics help us avoid (or at least predict) forthcoming troubles of the worst kind? We’ll talk this hour with scientist Len Fisher, Ph.D., author of the new book “Crashes, Crises, and Calamities: How We Can …

Emotion in the New Workplace  April 12, 2011

What role do emotions play at work? Our guest this hour, journalist and former executive vice president and worldwide creative director for Nickelodeon, Anne Kreamer tackles the issue in her new book “It’s Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplace” …

Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life  April 12, 2011

Who was the man that influenced Western philosophy more than any other and what was the nature of his time and place? Historian Bettany Hughes explores the mystery of Socrates in her new book “The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and …

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