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The Changing Face of Christianity  March 21, 2008

Who are the new Christians and how does their religious practice differ from the traditional church? We’ll talk this evening with Tony Jones, author of “The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier” (Jossey-Bass, 2008). KERA producer Sujata Dand will …

Bush’s War  March 20, 2008

For over six years and more than 40 episodes, PBS’s FRONTLINE has reported on the war against terrorism. We’ll talk with veteran producer Michael Kirk this hour about next week’s two-part FRONTLINE special “Bush’s War,” which draws on this archive …

The Future of Dance  March 20, 2008

Where is dance headed? We’ll find out this hour with award-winning choreographer, dancer and director Bill T. Jones. Jones is in town to address the Nasher Salon at the Nasher Sculpture Center this evening.

Why We Suffer  March 19, 2008

Why is suffering a constant state of human existence? How does the Bible address this condition? We’ll spend this hour with Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman, whose new book is “God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important …

The New Atheists  March 19, 2008

Are hard-core atheists as dangerous to America as extremely fundamental Christians? Chris Hedges thinks so. We’ll talk with Hedges this hour about what he calls “The New Atheists” led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Hedges’ new book …

The US Military Index  March 18, 2008

After 5 years of conflict in Iraq and an even longer on-going deployment in Afghanistan, what is the state of the military? We’ll find out what more than 3,400 active and retired officers think this hour with U.S. Army Lt. …

Modern Day Slavery  March 18, 2008

It’s hard to imagine, but according to journalist E. Benjamin Skinner, “there are more slaves today than at any point in human history.” We’ll talk with Skinner this hour. His new book is “A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face …

Mysteries of the Middle Ages  March 17, 2008

What do we know about the Middle Ages and how the period influenced art, technology, and Western society? We’ll look back this hour with historian Thomas Cahill, author of “Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern …

Insomnia  March 17, 2008

Couldn’t get to sleep last night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans complain of insomnia at least a few nights a week. What causes it and what are the health risks associated with the condition? We’ll spend this …

Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas  March 14, 2008

Where does Texas politics get its swagger? Some might argue that Bob Bullock had a hand in crafting that image. We’ll remember the legendary Bullock this evening with journalists Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson who write about “The Largest Texan” …

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