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Kit Carson  February 14, 2008

Who was Kit Carson and how did his emergence on the scene of the American West mirror the growth of the United States and the decline of the Native American Nations that preceded it? The PBS American Experience film “Kit …

New Hope for ADHD  February 13, 2008

What is ADHD and how can a different learning strategy help when medication can’t necessarily offer enough? We’ll talk this hour with Sandra B. Chapman, Ph.D. and Jacquelyn F. Gamino, Ph.D. who presented the lecture “Get Smart: New Hope for …

A History of Conversation  February 13, 2008

Are we losing the ability to converse and what can be done to preserve the art and practice of conversation in our go-fast society? We’ll find out this hour with essayist Stephen Miller, author of the new book “Conversation: A …

The Battle for Latin America’s Soul  February 12, 2008

What does the future hold for Latin America? According to Economist Americas Editor Michael Reid, a prosperous, fairer, and more democratic Latin America is just over the horizon. Reid’s new book on the subject is “Forgotten Continent: The Battle for …

The Art of the American Snapshot  February 12, 2008

For most of the 20th Century, the traditional camera and the roll of film were ubiquitous household items. Not anymore. The rise of digital photography has spurred some to look back at the snapshot and what it offered as art. …

The Radical Roots of Civil Rights  February 11, 2008

Where did the Civil Rights Movement really get started? According to Yale Historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, we have to look back to the early struggles against Jim Crow in the 1920s and 30s to find the roots of American social …

Art, Science, and the Spiritual  February 11, 2008

How are art and science related? We’ll talk this hour with interdisciplinary expert Lynn Gamwell who’s in town for a series of lectures. Gamwell’s work as both a museum director and science professor give her special insight into the relationships …

J.M.W. Turner  February 8, 2008

Beginning Sunday, North Texans will have the rare chance to view one of the largest and most comprehensive artistic retrospectives ever seen in the United States as the Dallas Museum of Art opens “J. M. W. Turner.” We’ll discuss the …

The Grammys  February 7, 2008

What are the Grammy Awards all about this year? We’ll discuss the 50th anniversary of the Grammys, which will be handed out Sunday, and the history of the award this hour with Thor Christensen, Pop Music Critic for the Dallas …

Our Future on a Hotter Planet  February 7, 2008

How much could an average global temperature rise of six degrees really change things? The National Geographic Channel will give us a preview with the world premiere of “Six Degrees Could Change the World” at 7pm CT this Sunday (February …

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