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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 …

Perserverance in Society and the Arts  February 26, 2008

What does it take to see a project through in spite of the odds, and regardless of those who would rather see you fail? We’ll talk this hour with two artists in very different fields about their interpretation of and …

The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country  February 25, 2008

What was the Teapot Dome Scandal and how does this 88′ year-old case of petroleum industry influence and corruption reflect on today’s America? We’ll spent this hour with journalist Laton McCartney, author of the new book “The Teapot Dome Scandal: …

Crisis Intervention Training and the Dallas Police Department  February 25, 2008

How can police departments better deal with individuals in a state of mental crisis? We’ll discuss Crisis Intervention Training and the partnership between Mental Health America and the Dallas Police Department this hour with Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle, Dallas …

A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter  February 22, 2008

What can we learn about tenacity and joy from children, even when they’re unable to communicate verbally? Robert Rummel-Hudson, whose daughter was diagnosed at age 3 with polymicrogyria, a rare disorder that leaves her unable to speak, will join us …

The Option of Urbanism  February 21, 2008

Is walkability a selling point in your neighborhood? Will proximity to work, retail, entertainment options become important elements in the residential market in the future? We’ll talk this hour with Brookings Institution visiting fellow Christopher B. Leinberger whose new book …

From the Archives: The Rise and Fall of Three Great Cities of Spice  February 21, 2008

Where did the spices originate and how did the spice-trade begin? We explored the tumultuous history of flavor last fall with Michael Krondl, author of “The Taste of Conquest: The Rise and Fall of Three Great Cities of Spice” (Ballantine …

Step Parenting and Communication  February 20, 2008

How do stepfamilies differ from traditional families and how can communication styles influence these relationships? We’ll spend this hour with Paul Schrodt, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Christian University who has studied stepfamily systems.

A Defense of Human Life  February 20, 2008

As stem cell research progresses, the need for cells from embryos has decreased. According to Christopher Tollefson, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, the debate over the humanity of the embryo continues. He’ll join us this …

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