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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. …

Teaching Oceanography and the Geosciences  February 28, 2008

What’s new in the study of our planet’s oceans and how do today’s teachers get students interested in the environment? Dr. “Deepsea” Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University, was among the recipients of the 2007 …

Advances in Reproductive Medicine  February 27, 2008

What is the latest in the field of reproductive medicine? We’ll talk this hour about cutting-edge techniques including the cryopreservation of eggs with Dr. Karen Bradshaw and Dr. Kevin Doody of the new Fertility and Advanced Reproductive Medicine clinic at …

A Chat with Allan Sloan  February 27, 2008

You hear him each week on the Marketplace Morning Report’s Sloan Sessions. We’ll talk about the economy, business, and journalism this hour with Allan Sloan, Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine. He’s in town to deliver the third William O’Neil Lecture in …

America and Islam after Iraq  February 26, 2008

Has America’s foreign policy since the end of the Cold War actually made us more vulnerable to terrorist attack? Veteran CIA counterterrorism officer Michael Scheuer thinks so. We’ll examine the current security situation this hour with Scheuer whose new book …

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