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Miss Navajo  November 12, 2007

We’ve all seen pageants, but some of the skills required to win the Miss Navajo Nation beauty pageant might surprise you. We’ll find out what it takes to be Miss Navajo this hour with Sarah Ann Johnson Luther who wore …

Why We Remember, Why We Forget  November 12, 2007

What makes memory possible and why do we forget the things that we forget? We’ll explore the realm of memory this hour with Joshua Foer, whose cover story “Remember This” appears in the November, 2007 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Diversity and Society  November 9, 2007

Is there a problem with the current idea of diversity? Walter Benn Michaels, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, argues that our cultural focus on identity might allow economic inequalities to flourish. His book on the …

CRAZY and Mental Health in America  November 8, 2007

Is the criminal justice system being used to warehouse the mentally ill? Pete Earley wrote about his son’s incarceration for crimes he might never have committed if doctors hadn’t initially refused to treat him in the 2006 book “CRAZY: A …

Future Parks in Dallas  November 8, 2007

Can Dallas become a beautiful city? There are several projects in the works that aim to make the city just that – beautiful. We’ll talk this hour with Jody Grant, Chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which is planning …

William and Rosalie: A Holocaust Testimony  November 7, 2007

From the archives – Millions of European Jews did not survive the Holocaust, but some did. In September we talked with two of those survivors, William and Rosalie Schiff. We were also joined by Craig Hanley, the journalist who has …

The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life  November 7, 2007

From the archives – Does the ever-widening expansion of capitalism threaten democracy? Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich thinks so. Last month we spent an hour with Reich, currently professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley, to discuss …

Young Stalin  November 6, 2007

Who was Joseph Stalin and how did he begin his climb to the top of the Soviet Empire? We’ll spend this hour with Stalin biographer Simon Sebag Montefiore, whose latest book “Young Stalin” (Knopf, 2007) examines the formative days of …

Stories of Fort Worth Women  November 6, 2007

Who are the women that made Fort Worth great? We’ll learn about many of the colorful characters in Fort Worth history this hour with Katie Sherrod, editor of the new collection, “Grace and Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women” (TCU …

Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years  November 5, 2007

What was it really like inside the Clinton White House? We’ll spend this hour with journalist Sally Bedell Smith, who examines the personal relationship between the former President and First Lady in her new book “For Love of Politics: Bill …

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