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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 …

The Branch Davidian Stand-Off, 15 Years Later  April 1, 2008

The Branch Davidian stand-off in Waco has been called a “watershed moment for law enforcement” by many, including our guest this hour. Byron Sage was the FBI’s lead negotiator during the standoff which occurred 15 years ago this month. We’ll …

The Storied History of the Texas Rangers  April 1, 2008

Who were the early Texas Rangers and just how did they earn their reputation for ruthlessness? We’ll find out with Mike Cox, author of the new and incredibly detailed history “The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso 1821-1900″ (Forge, 2008).

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