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A Life Decoded – My Genome: My Life  October 31, 2007

Mapping the human genome was without a doubt one of the greatest scientific feats of the early 21st Century. We’ll talk this hour with the scientist who did it, J. Craig Venter. He tells the story of this accomplishment and …

What is Scary? and Horror vs. Terror  October 30, 2007

What makes something scary? We’ll talk with two experts this hour. Jason Henderson is the writer and creator of the “Sword of Dracula” comic series among other projects. Writer S.T. Joshi is an authority on fantasy and H.P. Lovecraft, and …

The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea  October 30, 2007

Where is the latest frontier in the global competition for oil? Steve LeVine might suggest that you look to the Caspian Sea region of the former Soviet Union. LeVine, who’ll speak to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth this …

From the Archives: Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far)  October 29, 2007

How’s the millennium going? Why not ask famous humor writer Dave Barry? Barry was in town in September for a Fort Worth Star-Telegram event at Bass Hall, and he joined us for the hour to talk about his new book …

The War We Deserve  October 25, 2007

How is the current “war” different from the wars that have come before? According to Alasdair Roberts, professor of public administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, the public’s unwillingness to sacrifice is the …

Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu  October 25, 2007

What can we learn from the life of an explorer who died almost seven centuries ago? We’ll spend this hour with Laurence Bergreen, author of “Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu” (Knopf, 2007).

Park  October 24, 2007

We’ll talk about the movie business this hour with director Kurt Voelker. Originally from Dallas, Voelker’s new comedy “Park” opens at the Inwood Theatre (in Dallas) this Friday.

Making Mitt Romney: How to Fabricate a Conservative  October 24, 2007

Who is Mitt Romney? We’ll discuss the governor and his transformation to presidential candidate this hour with Harper’s Magazine Washington Editor Ken Silverstein. Silverstein’s November cover story is “Making Mitt Romney: How to Fabricate a Conservative.”

The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State  October 23, 2007

What role did religion play in the founding of our nation? This highly-debated topic is the subject of Dr. Forrest Church’s new book “So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State” (Harcourt, …

From Republic to Statehood  October 23, 2007

What makes something a historical artifact and what roles do such artifacts play in our understanding of history? This hour we’ll discuss the 6th Annual Republic of Texas Exhibit with Alan Olson, Collections and Exhibits Director for the Dallas Historical …

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