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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).

Campaign ’08 and The Media  March 31, 2008

Are the candidates focusing on the right issues and can the campaign trail really prepare the next President for office? We’ll cover these topics and more this hour with Bob Schieffer of CBS’s Face the Nation. He’ll be in town …

The Foster Care System  March 31, 2008

What can be done to help children in poverty and in the foster care system? We’ll talk this hour with Andrew Bridge, who overcame the challenges of his childhood to become an advocate for kids in similar circumstances. His new …

Cyprus and The Middle East  March 27, 2008

Formerly a British colony, Cyprus gained independence in 1960. But the island, a historical and beautiful Mediterranean jewel, has also seen its share of political discord. We’ll discuss the future of Cyprus and its role in international affairs this hour …

Crisis in Darfur: What is Our Responsibility?  March 27, 2008

What can we do about Darfur? While the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East occupy much of our attention, Ruth Messinger, Director of the American Jewish World Service, reminds us that we have a responsibility to act in other places …

Is Energy A Human Right?  March 26, 2008

Is access to energy a human right? Bob Freling thinks so. He’s the Executive Director of the Solar Electric Light Fund, a non-profit dedicated to developing solar rural electrification and energy SELF-sufficiency in developing countries. Freling is in town to …

Collaborative Divorce  March 26, 2008

Is there a better way to divorce? Collaborative law provides a new model for divorce dispute resolution – where the object is to settle the case without going to court. We’ll explore the less-messy divorce and emerging trends in litigation …

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