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Rabble-Rousing for a Cause  April 21, 2008

Are you fighting for a cause? If so, you have something in common with Dan Mathews, who began at PETA in 1985 as the then-fledgling organization’s receptionist and worked his way up to Vice President. Mathews will join us to …

Earth Day and You: What You Can Do  April 18, 2008

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd. What will you do this year to reduce your impact on the environment? We’ll discuss your options this evening with Melinda Haggerty, Sustainability Communications Coordinator for the City of Plano’s Live Green Initiative. Novelist …

Composing for the Culture  April 17, 2008

What is the role of music in everyday life, in films, and culture? We’ll talk this hour with someone who knows. Golden Globe winner Philip Glass is one of the most highly acclaimed musical artists of the twentieth century. Glass …

Architecture 2030: The Challenge of Sustainable Development  April 17, 2008

What is the first step in creating a sustainable world? Architect Edward Mazria has issued a challenge to make all buildings carbon neutral by the year 2030. He’ll join us this hour to discuss how it might be accomplished.

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions  April 16, 2008

What is a rational decision? MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely has found that our choices aren’t rational, but are predictable. He’ll join us this hour to discuss his work and his new book “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape …

How to Look at Art: Art 101  April 16, 2008

What’s the best way to approach and view a work of art? We’ll discuss art appreciation this hour with Eddy Rawlinson of El Centro College, Missy Finger of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, and long-time Dallas gallery owner Edith Baker. …

The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind  April 15, 2008

How does the human mind really work? Our guest this hour is Gary Marcus, professor of Psychology at New York University, who argues that the mind is not the elegant machine it imagines itself to be. His book is “Kluge: …

Genocide: Armenia, The Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Darfur  April 15, 2008

Will genocide ever become a thing of the past? We’ll discuss the horrors of both historical and current genocide this hour with photojournalist and activist Lane H. Montgomery, author of “Never Again, Again, Again…Genocide: Armenia, The Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia …

Is Cancer Contagious?  April 14, 2008

Is cancer becoming contagious? We’ll spend this hour with journalist David Quammen, whose current Harper’s Magazine cover story, “Contagious Cancer: The Evolution of a Killer,” examines the on-going advancement of the disease.

The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex  April 14, 2008

What do we really know about sex? Science writer Mary Roach is back with her latest book “Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex” (Norton, 2008). Roach will join us for the hour.

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