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Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation  April 10, 2008

Can the United States regain a position of global leadership, in spite of the liberal-conservative political divide within our country? Former Clinton Administration Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott thinks so. Now president of the Brookings Institution, Talbott will join …

Empires and Influence in the New Global Order  April 9, 2008

We often hear of the divide between the superpowers and the developing world, but what about the countries that occupy that divide – countries like Brazil, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan – and the power they wield? We’ll talk this …

Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest  April 9, 2008

How has energy development in the Southwestern United States affected the indigenous populations of the region? SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies will examine this question from many angles with a symposium – “Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in …

Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability  April 7, 2008

Can we turn our environmental record around? We’ll talk this hour with James Gustave Speth, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of the new book “The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and …

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?  April 7, 2008

Where is Osama bin Laden? We’ll discuss the question and ponder potential answers this hour with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. His new film is appropriately titled “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?”

Fort Worth’s Place in the World of Art  April 4, 2008

What made Fort Worth great? Before you argue that cattle put Cowtown on the map, consider the importance of Art in the city’s 20th Century rise to prominence. We’ll do just that this evening with Dave Hickey, Fort Worth native, …

Leaving Prostitution and Beginning a New Life  April 3, 2008

From former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to Dallas girls – according to news reports – as young as 12 and 13 years old, prostitution can ruin lives at any socio-economic level and on both sides of the sex trade. …

An Epic Adventure in Local Living  April 3, 2008

Could you live “off the grid” for a year – eat locally, use solar power, and erase your carbon footprint? Doug Fine tried it and learned more than he thought he would about himself and abut what “green” really means. …

Women and The Islamic World  April 2, 2008

Do Americans take human rights for granted? We’ll discuss what it’s really like to fight for one’s rights with free speech champion and famed former Dutch parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Her two international bestsellers “Infidel” (Free Press) and “The Caged …

How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking  April 2, 2008

Remember back before there was ever talk of Generation Y or the Millennials? Remember that time before anyone had really heard of email let alone used it? Remember when Generation X was the problem generation? We’ll look back this hour …

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