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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 …

The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation  February 19, 2008

How does an important government process like the massive 2002 investigation by the 9/11 Commission really work – especially when it’s being thwarted at almost every turn? We’ll talk this hour with New York Times investigative reporter Philip Shenon, whose …

The 80th Academy Awards  February 19, 2008

The 80th Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, February 24th. Who are your favorites for best actor? And which films would you like to see win? We’ll preview the Oscars this hour with Christopher Kelly of the Fort …

From the Archives: Crazy for God  February 18, 2008

Think is on holiday. We hope you’ll enjoy an archive edition of the show this hour with Frank Schaeffer, author of the book “Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, …

Independent Minds: John Adams  February 18, 2008

Think is on holiday. We hope you’ll enjoy the special program, “Independent Minds: John Adams” instead.

The State of Energy and Fort Worth Circle Artists  February 15, 2008

Where will we find our energy in the coming decades? According to Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D., president of the Institute for Energy and Environment Research, the current energy crises is compounded by climate disruption, insecurity of oil supply, and nuclear proliferation. …

Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank  February 14, 2008

When you fill ‘er up at the gas station, do you ever wonder about where gasoline comes from and what it took to get it there? Journalist Lisa Margonelli does. And it was that curiosity that prompted her book, now …

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