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Visual Literacy  May 16, 2008

What does it mean to be visually literate? We’ll preview the University of North Texas International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture this evening with Professor Keith Owens and Professor Michael Gibson.

The Israelis  May 15, 2008

Who are the Israelis? In honor of this month’s 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Israel we’ll spend this hour with journalist Donna Rosenthal. Her recently revised book is “The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land” (Free Press, Paperback, …

Public Architecture and Dallas  May 15, 2008

Have you seen the Dallas arts district lately? The skyline of Dallas is changing. We’ll spend this hour with one of the architects of that change, Pritzker Prize-winner and designer of the new Victory Park Museum of Nature and Science …

War and The Soldiers Who Fight  May 14, 2008

What does a soldier do when their war is over? We’ll spend this hour with former CENTCOM Commander, retired U.S. Army General John Abizaid. Currently a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, General Abizaid is in town to …

Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo  May 14, 2008

What has the last decade really been like in the Congo? Former Associated Press reporter Bryan Mealer knows. His search for the roots of Congolese conflict and for any flicker of hope appears in his new book “All Things Must …

Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias  May 13, 2008

What’s your idea of the perfect retirement – a flawless neighborhood? Golf everyday? Writer Andrew Blechman tours the “geritopias” of Florida and Arizona for his new book “Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias” (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008). He’ll join us …

Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius at Work  May 13, 2008

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut? If spring isn’t working as a wake-up call, perhaps creativity and innovation experts Andrew Pek and Jeanine McGlade can help. They’ll join us this hour to discuss their new book “STIMULATED! …

The 1996 Tragedy on Mount Everest  May 12, 2008

Remember the Mount Everest tragedy of May, 1996? Our guest this hour, filmmaker and climber David Breashears, was there. We’ll find out what the survivors have to say over a decade later as we preview his film “Storm Over Everest” …

The Children of Huang Shi  May 12, 2008

What does it take to save children from war? We’ll talk this hour with Roger Spottiswoode, director of the 2007 film “Shake Hands with the Devil.” His new film, “The Children of Huang Shi,” is based on a true story …

The Global Power Elite  May 9, 2008

Who really runs the world? We’ll talk this evening with David Rothkopf, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of the new book “Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making” (Farrar, Straus …

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