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What Makes a Truly International Education?  November 28, 2007

What are the essentials of a well-rounded education these days? University of North Texas President, Dr. Gretchen Bataille and Jim Falk, President of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth will join us this hour to explore how international …

Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism  November 28, 2007

Has the First Amendment stood the test of time? This hour we’ll discuss the history of how the press has exercised freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution with John Byrne Cooke. Cooke’s new book is “Reporting the War: Freedom of the …

Unequal Justice: Murderers on Probation  November 27, 2007

Can you really get away with murder? After a yearlong investigation, Dallas Morning News reporters Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin found that Dallas County leads the state in sentencing murderers to probation. Their five-part series “Unequal Justice: Murderers on Probation” …

Grief Support and the Holidays  November 27, 2007

How can families deal with the loss of a loved-one – especially during the holiday season? We’ll discuss strategies for coping this hour with Karen Lindall-Bourg, program director at Journey of Hope Grief Support and Linda Jones, creator of “It’s …

Homegrown: Islam in Prison  November 26, 2007

Prison ministry is nothing new in the United States. But in the last few years, Muslim prison ministries have garnered a larger share of the attention. Filmmaker Ginny Durrin found that for many prisoners, Islam provides the only true opportunity …

On Deep History and the Brain  November 26, 2007

Can the study of history be freed from the need for written evidence? Harvard professor Daniel Lord Smail suggests so in his new book “On Deep History and the Brain” (University of California Press, 2007). We’ll talk with Smail this …

News Media Today  November 23, 2007

From the archives – What is news and how is the media landscape changing? We talked last month with Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. J. Larry Allums, Executive Director of The Dallas Institute for Humanities …

Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford  November 21, 2007

Who was the real President Gerald R. Ford and how did he want to be remembered by the American people? We’ll find out this hour with journalist Thomas M. DeFrank, whose new book is “Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable …

The Rise and Fall of Three Great Cities of Spice  November 21, 2007

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, will you think about the history of the spices that give your meal that specific and very traditional flavor? Where did the spices originate and how did the spice-trade begin? We’ll explore …

Schulz and Peanuts  November 20, 2007

Who was Charles Schulz? According to biographer David Michaelis, the world-famous cartoonist and creator of Peanuts was more complex than many of his fans suspected. We’ll spend this hour with Michaelis, author of the highly-acclaimed new book “Schulz and Peanuts: …

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