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Condoleezza Rice: An American Life  December 12, 2007

Who is Condoleezza Rice? She’s an accomplished and often controversial figure who some say is the most powerful woman in the world. We’ll spend this hour with journalist Elisabeth Bumiller, author of the new biography “Condoleezza Rice: An American Life” …

A Diplomat Home from Iraq  December 12, 2007

We hear news from Iraq daily, but what is the current state of the reconstruction effort? We’ll talk this hour with Stephen Lindsey, Deputy Senior Advisor and Program Director in the U.S. State Department’s Iraq Transition Office. Lindsey, a native …

2007 – The Pop Culture Year in Review  December 11, 2007

What were your favorite (and not so favorite) pop-culture moments of 2007 and what excites you about 2008? We’ll take a look back and peer into the future this hour with Cary Darling of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Andrea Grimes …

How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocketbook, and Your Future  December 11, 2007

Most of us live according to decisions made by other people – legislators, bureaucrats, and planning commissions. But is there a better way? Randall O’Toole thinks there is. We’ll talk this hour with O’Toole, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute …

Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back  December 10, 2007

How did religion become entwined in American politics? Frank Schaeffer knows first hand. His new book is “Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or …

Mind Wars: Bioethics and Military Research  December 10, 2007

Is it ethical for the U.S. military to conduct brain research with an ultimate goal of weapons development? We’ll explore the topic this hour with Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D., author of the book “Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense” (Dana …

Global Philanthropy and Fighting Global Poverty  December 7, 2007

What can be done to aid the world’s poor and begin the end of global poverty? We’ll talk this evening with Janet McKinley, Chair of the Oxfam America Board of Directors and Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s …

The Ethics of Genetic Choice  December 6, 2007

If you could determine the genetic profile of your future child, would you? Ronald M. Green, Director of the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College, argues that with a careful and ethical approach humans can and should take these opportunities in …

Climate Change and Texas  December 6, 2007

What are Texans doing to mitigate climate change? We’ll spend this hour with NPR Reporter John Burnett, whose Climate Connections series on Texas aired last week. We’ll also be joined by Professor Andrew Dessler of Texas AandM University’s Department of …

Life’s a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me about Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success  December 5, 2007

What can we learn from politicians? We’ll spend this hour with Chris Matthews, star of MSNBC’s Hardball and NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show. Matthews has put some 40 years of experience and observation into his new book “Life’s a Campaign: …

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