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Why Less is Truly More  December 20, 2007

What effect does our consumption-based society have on our happiness? We’ll explore a simpler lifestyle this hour with Michael Gellert, author of “The Way of the Small: Why Less is Truly More” (Nicholas-Hays, 2007).

Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win  December 19, 2007

Why is Barack Obama’s candidacy so exciting for some and so polarizing for others – even within the African-American community? We’ll spend this hour with Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of “A Bound Man: Why …

The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment  December 19, 2007

Does almost constant surveillance make us safer or are we sacrificing our privacy out of fear? We’ll explore the topic this hour with Christopher Slobogin, Professor of Law at the University of Florida and author of “Privacy at Risk: The …

Holiday Ethics  December 18, 2007

At a time when we’re all likely giving and receiving gifts, it might be worthwhile to discuss the ethical implications of the holiday season. To that end, we’ll spend this hour with Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy.

The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-Line Employee  December 18, 2007

How does a company get the best from its employees? Journalist Alex Frankel decided to go undercover to find out. He writes of his experiences working for companies like UPS, Gap and Starbucks in the new book “Punching In: The …

What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus’ Birth  December 17, 2007

What do we really know about the birth of Christ and how does it relate to our current celebration of Christmas? We’ll talk this hour with John Dominic Crossan, co-author of “The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach about …

Kids and the Holidays  December 17, 2007

How much do commercials influence children and what are some strategies for helping kids learn to give and not just receive? Our first guest this hour is Dr. Susan Linn, director of the Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood at Harvard’s …

Top Stories of 2007  December 14, 2007

What political and news events shaped 2007 more than others? We’ll talk this evening with William McKenzie of the Dallas Morning News and Bob Ray Sanders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Our Scene segment will feature a piece by KERA …

Food and Wine for the Holidays  December 13, 2007

Are you wondering what foods and wines to serve this holiday season? We’ll talk this hour with sommelier and wine expert Darryl Beeson and El Centro Food and Hospitality program coordinator and chef instructor Chef Chris LaLonde. We’ll also take …

The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman  December 13, 2007

How did a stenographer from Queens, New York become a premiere star of golden-age Broadway? We’ll spend this hour with Caryl Flinn, professor of Women’s Studies and Media Arts at the University of Arizona, and author of the new biography …

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