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Breast Cancer Today  October 17, 2007

What’s the latest news in the fight against breast cancer? We’ll explore advances in risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis and treatment this hour with Dr. David Euhus and Dr. Marilyn Leitch of U.T. Southwestern Medical Center.

NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program  October 16, 2007

Where is space exploration headed? Will we return to the Moon or make it to Mars? We’ll find out this hour with everyone’s favorite NPR space program reporter, Pat Duggins. Pat also works as senior news analyst at WMFE-FM in …

FRONTLINE: Cheney’s Law  October 16, 2007

What is the extent of Vice President Dick Cheney’s power and how have his three-decades in and out of government service expanded that power? We’ll spend this hour with Michael Kirk, whose 10th documentary about the Bush Administration’s post-9/11 policies …

On Words: Insight into How Our Words Work – And Don’t  October 15, 2007

Paula LaRocque wants us to write well. She also wants us to spell and pronounce words correctly too. To that end, she’ll join us for a two-hour special program today to discuss writing, language, and more. Her new book is …

On Words: Insight into How Our Words Work – And Don’t  October 15, 2007

Paula LaRocque wants us to write well. She also wants us to spell and pronounce words correctly too. To that end, she’ll join us for a two-hour special program today to discuss writing, language, and more. Her new book is …

Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President  October 12, 2007

How does one become president of a nation? We’ll find out this evening with former Mexican President Vicente Fox. He tells the story of his journey from humble beginnings in rural Mexico to the presidency of one of the world’s …

Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age  October 11, 2007

October 2007 marks an important anniversary. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite. They also launched the global competition for the military domination of space. We’ll look back this hour with Matthew Brzezinski, author …

Lisa’s Story, Funky Winkerbean, and Cancer Awareness  October 11, 2007

Fans and regular readers of Tom Batiuk’s (rhymes with attic) comic strip Funky Winkerbean know the outcome of character Lisa Moore’s battle with cancer. Batiuk has just released the full story in a new book “Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe” …

Carbon’s New Math  October 10, 2007

Are there solutions to the effects of global warming? Environment author Bill McKibben thinks so – but only if we act fast. His article “Carbon’s New Math” appears in the October issue of National Geographic magazine. He’ll be our guest …

From the Archives: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Science  October 10, 2007

Is the brain capable of change? According to psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Norman Doidge, using the brain actually changes its structure allowing it to become more proficient. He joined us last month to discuss his research and his book “The …

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