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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: …

How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – And Why They Fall  December 5, 2007

What makes a nation one of the greats of history and why do great nations eventually lose prominence in the world? We’ll explore the ebb and flow of global influence throughout history this hour with Amy Chua, John Duff Jr. …

Andrew Jenks, Room 335  December 4, 2007

What are your plans for retirement? 19-year-old filmmaker Andrew Jenks, and two of his peers as crew, decided to see what life is like in a Florida retirement home by moving in for a month in the summer of 2005. …

Waking Up to the Century of Declines  December 3, 2007

How will we deal with the decline of natural resources that many scientists say is just around the corner? We’ll talk this hour with Richard Heinberg, author of “Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines” (New Society Publishers, …

Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race  December 3, 2007

Who are Mexican Americans and what are the historical origins of this ethnic group? We’ll find out this hour with Laura E. G??mez, Professor of Law and American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her new book is “Manifest …

Pandemic Preparedness  November 29, 2007

Is North Texas prepared for a potential pandemic? We’ll talk this hour with Dr. John Carlo, Medical Director for Dallas County Health and Human Services and Dr. Don R. Read, of Medical City Dallas who both serve on the Dallas …

Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons  November 29, 2007

What’s really behind the United States’ ongoing relationship with Pakistan? According to journalists Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark, for years the U.S. looked the other way while Pakistan developed and even sold nuclear weapons and technology to other countries. We’ll …

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