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The Rise of China  June 6, 2008

If you haven’t noticed, China is a big deal. They’re hosting the Olympics, manufacturing almost everything, and building more power plants faster than any other country on earth. We took a closer look at China last March with journalist Ted …

The Future of the Middle East  June 5, 2008

Can democracy and globalization help forge a solution to the historic problems in the Middle East? We’ll spend this hour with Robin Wright, diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post and author of “Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle …

The Culture of Hyper-Parenting  June 5, 2008

How does our fast-paced, success-driven culture affect children? We’ll find out this hour with journalist Carl Honor??. His new book is “Under Pressure: Rescuing Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting” (Harper One, 2008).

The Lincolns  June 4, 2008

Can a spouse influence the electability of a presidential candidate? What about the effectiveness of an administration? We’ll look back this hour at an early American political marriage with biographer Daniel Mark Epstein, author of the new book “The Lincolns: …

Tales from the Treetops  June 4, 2008

Are you drawn to the treetops? If so, you’ll find a kindred spirit in Margaret D. Lowman. She’s the director of environmental initiatives and professor of biology and environmental studies at New College of Florida. Lowman will join us this …

The Pornography of Power  June 3, 2008

How have America’s military-industrial complex and foreign policy adventures affected the security of the United States? We’ll spend this hour with veteran journalist Robert Scheer, whose latest book, “The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America” …

Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science  June 3, 2008

What fears keep scientists awake at night? We’ll find out with bestselling and highly acclaimed science writer Richard Preston. His new collection of true stories from the worlds of nature and scientific effort is “Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer …

Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad  June 2, 2008

How tough is it to “fit in” in America, when your roots are firmly planted in another culture? Bestselling author Firoozeh Dumas does it all with a smile. She’ll join us this hour to discuss her new book “Laughing Without …

Of Mice and Men – Fort Worth Opera’s 2008 Festival  June 2, 2008

It’s opera time in Cowtown once again. We’ll kick-off the final week of the Fort Worth Opera’s 2008 Festival this hour with composer Carlisle Floyd and “Of Mice and Men” star Anthony Dean Griffey.

The Past, Present and Future of the CIA  May 29, 2008

How much power does the Central Intelligence Agency really wield and what will be its role in the coming years? We’ll explore the past, present and future of the CIA this hour with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Tim Weiner, who’s in …

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