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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 …

A 1,600 Mile-Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair  October 22, 2007

What does it take to march 1600 miles across one of the most desolate deserts in the world? We’ll spend this hour with adventurer Helen Thayer, whose new book is “Walking the Gobi: A 1,600 Mile-Trek Across a Desert of …

Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong  October 22, 2007

Think you know your American History? Think again. James Loewen, author of the newly revised and updated “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” (Touchstone Fireside, 1995, 2007) will set us straight this hour.

News Media Today  October 19, 2007

What is news? How is the media landscape changing? We’ll talk this evening with Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, who’s in town for the Greater Dallas Planning Council’s Metromorphosis Symposium.J. Larry Allums, Executive Director of …

World Without End and the Process of a Best-Selling Author  October 18, 2007

What does it take to sell millions of books? Just ask best-selling author Ken Follett. Follett’s 17 best-sellers have included “Eye of the Needle” and “On Wings of Eagles.” His latest book, “World Without End” (Dutton, 2007), is the long-awaited …

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