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The Rise of China  March 7, 2008

If you haven’t noticed, China is a big deal. They’re hosting the Olympics, manufacturing almost everything, and building more power plants faster than any other country on earth. We’ll take a closer look at China this evening with journalist Ted …

Children of Illegal Immigrant Families  March 6, 2008

What happens to the families and small children of illegal immigrants when they are detained or seeking asylum? Many are locked up in a former medium-security prison right here in Texas. We’ll spend this hour with journalist Margaret Talbot, whose …

Puzzles of the Brain  March 6, 2008

What will actually help your brain perform better and what won’t? We’ll find out this hour with neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, co-author of the new book “Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to …

The US Congress and The Contributor’s Dime  March 5, 2008

How good is the good life for our representatives in the U.S. Congress? We’ll spend this hour with Ken Silverstein, Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine. His March cover story is “Beltway Bacchanal: Congress lives high on the contributor’s dime.”

NPR March 4th Primary Recap  March 5, 2008

Think will be pre-empted this hour by special NPR coverage of the Tuesday, March 4th Primaries.

The Texas Primary  March 4, 2008

Today is Election Day in Texas (don’t forget to vote) and the big races are the Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries. We’ll spend this hour with William McKenzie, editorial columnist for the Dallas Morning News and J.R. Labbe, deputy editorial …

The Magna Carta  March 4, 2008

Where are the roots of liberty? Many would argue that our modern concepts of due process and judicial rights began in 1215 with the Great Charter also known as Magna Carta. We’ll examine the history of this important document and …

Solving the 2,500 Year Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark  March 3, 2008

What was the Ark of the Covenant and what happened to it after its 586 BC disappearance? We’ll spend this hour with Professor Tudor Parfitt. Known to some as the “British Indiana Jones,” Parfitt’s new book is “The Lost Ark …

Iraq’s Descent into Chaos  March 3, 2008

Will the situation in Iraq improve, or will the country’s spiral into guerrilla war and anarchy continue? We’ll spend this hour with Charles Ferguson, author of the book “No End in Sight: Iraq’s Descent into Chaos” (Public Affairs, 2008). Ferguson’s …

The Life and Times of Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown  February 28, 2008

Where is the country headed politically and how can regular Americans maintain their voice? We’ll discuss the history and future of American politics this hour with someone who knows the subject well. Willie Brown’s political career has spanned four decades. …

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