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The President and The Texas Primary  February 1, 2008

Earlier this week, President Bush delivered the final State of the Union Address of his presidency and Florida voters cast their ballots in an important Republican Primary in the run-up to the February 5th Super Tuesday vote. What are Bush’s …

Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President (Viking, 2007).  January 31, 2008

From the archives: First up; how does one transition from a life as a successful comedy actor who’s appeared in over 30 films to the solitary world of the novelist? Just ask Gene Wilder. We spent some time with Wilder …

Trivia With Ken Jennings’s  January 31, 2008

Think you know trivia? We’ll find out this hour with Ken Jennings, the greatest champion in the history of the TV quiz show JEOPARDY! and the author of the new book “Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days” …

A World Without Islam  January 30, 2008

What would the world be like without the galvanizing force of a major worldwide religion like Islam? According to Graham Fuller, former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA and adjunct professor of History at Simon Fraser …

How an American Woman Found Her Way Through Politics, Love and Obedience in the Middle East  January 30, 2008

We all know of the influential Middle Eastern leaders, and the roles they’ve played on the stage of history. But what is the story of their wives? Deborah Kanafani, an American woman, found out first-hand when she married the man …

Planned Parenthood  January 29, 2008

Planned Parenthood is perhaps primarily known for its work in the reproductive rights arena. We’ll spend this hour with National President Cecile Richards to discuss the other work that Planned Parenthood is doing, including women’s health and prescription drug assistance.

How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise  January 29, 2008

How will the U.S. face the increasing influence and growing economic power of other countries? We’ll talk with Nina Hachigian, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and co-author of the new book, “The Next American Century: How …

Egypt’s Role in the Middle East  January 28, 2008

What role does Egypt play in the Middle East and how can the United States and Egypt work together to ensure a peaceful future in the region? We’ll spend this hour with His Excellency Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of Egypt to …

The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson  January 28, 2008

Thomas Jefferson is remembered today as the key architect of U.S. democracy. But what were the years like that followed his presidency and how did he wish to be remembered? We’ll spend this hour with Alan Pell Crawford, author of …

Voices of Illness, A Chorus of Hope  January 24, 2008

How does one cope with chronic illness? Emmy award-winning journalist Richard M. Cohen, who has written about his own battle with multiple sclerosis, explores the lives of five individuals who face their own health challenges in his new book “Strong …

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