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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 …

The Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom  May 8, 2008

How and when did the West’s fascination with Chinese civilization and technology begin? According to acclaimed author Simon Winchester, it all began in 1937 with Cambridge biochemist Joseph Needham. We’ll talk with Winchester about his new book “The Man Who …

Rescuing the Victims of the Global Sex Trade  May 8, 2008

How extensive is the global sex trade and who is fighting it? We’ll spend this hour with William Finnegan, staff writer for The New Yorker. His piece, “The Countertraffickers: Rescuing the Victims of the Global Sex Trade,” appears in the …

This Land Is His Land  May 7, 2008

How should Texas’ public lands be managed? We’ll explore the Christmas Mountains controversy and the policies of Texas land Commissioner Jerry Patterson this hour with S. C. Gwynne, whose article, “This Land Is His Land,” appears in the May issue …

Who really “discovered” America?  May 7, 2008

Who really “discovered” America? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz will join us to discuss his most recent exploration into the past and the resulting book “A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World” (Henry Holt, 2008).

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