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Who’s “right” in America today?  May 5, 2008

Who is “right” in America today? We’ll ask Arianna Huffington, the outspoken cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post this hour. Her new book is “RIGHT IS WRONG: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and …

What Does China Think?  May 5, 2008

China is big news this year. With a rapidly expanding economy, devastating environmental issues, and (oh yeah) the Olympics just around the corner everyone’s talking about China. But how is the country changing politically and philosophically? We’ll spend this hour …

Standard Operating Procedure  May 2, 2008

What is the most enduring photographic image of the conflict in Iraq? Is it an image of a wounded soldier or an orphaned child, or is it the photo of a hooded Abu Ghraib detainee, balanced on a box with …

Enduring Debates that Define and Inspire Our Country  May 1, 2008

What makes America, America? Howard Fineman, Newsweek’s senior Washington correspondent and columnist has identified several key elements that characterize the American experience. We’ll talk with him this hour about his new book “The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define …

The Art of Negotiation  May 1, 2008

What are the key elements of a successful negotiation? Robin Pinkley, professor of management and organizations at SMU’s Cox School of Business, will lead a two-day Master Negotiation class next week. We’ll get a preview this hour.

The Path to Peace and the Legacy of JFK  April 30, 2008

Is conflict really necessary in today’s world? We’ll talk this hour with distinguished non-violence activist and author James Douglas. He’s in town to discuss his new book “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters” (Orbis, 2008).

Why Elections Aren’t Fair and What We Can Do About It  April 30, 2008

Can the American election system be improved? William Poundstone thinks so. We’ll talk with him this hour about “Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair (and What We Can Do About It)” (Hill and Wang, 2008).

A Story of Survival from the West Bank  April 29, 2008

What’s it really like on the border between Palestine and Israel? We’ll talk this hour with British journalist Amelia Thomas, who tells the story of the only zoo veterinarian in the Palestinian territories in her new book “The Zoo on …

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness  April 29, 2008

How tough is it to choose a school, a career or a health plan? What if there was a better “choice environment?” We’ll talk this hour with noted jurist and Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the …

Dispatches from a Public Librarian  April 28, 2008

We might think of the information revolution as the province of IT managers and computer hackers. But it’s the librarian who must decide how to manage and categorize all the information we now have at our fingertips. We’ll visit the …

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