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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 …

How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization  October 9, 2007

Globalization is the buzz-word du jour. But according to Nayan Chanda, director of publications for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, humanity has been “globalizing” throughout its existence. We’ll talk this hour with Chanda, who’ll speak to the …

The U.S. Relationship with Tunisia  October 9, 2007

How can the U.S. better engage with its allies in the Middle East and Africa? We’ll talk this hour with His Excellency Mohamed Nejib Hachana, Ambassador of Tunisia to the United States. He’ll speak about U.S./Tunisia relations and his experiences …

News Today  October 8, 2007

There’s little doubt that the media landscape is changing rapidly. But which changes are good and which are bad for media consumers and producers? We’ll spend this hour with award-winning journalist Frank Sesno, a veteran of CNN and currently a …

Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy  October 8, 2007

Would you be surprised to learn that slavery still exists in America today? Journalist John Bowe isn’t. His new book, “Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy” (Random House, 2007), exposes a practice …

Hispanic Heritage Month and Our Shared Experience  October 5, 2007

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs until October 15th, we’ll discuss the continuous merging of cultures not only in Texas, but in the United States as a whole with Macarena Hernandez, writer for the Dallas Morning News, and …

A Day in the Life of Your Body  October 4, 2007

What is your body doing right now? We’ll find out this hour with journalist Jennifer Ackerman, who’s new book is “Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body” (Houghton Mifflin, 2007).

The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future  October 4, 2007

What kind of car will you drive in 20 or 40 years? Will it be gas, hydrogen or solar-powered? Which car companies will dominate the landscape? We’ll peer into the future this hour with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, correspondent for The Economist …

Fall Movie Round-Table  October 3, 2007

Are you looking forward to the fall movie season? We’ll get the picks and pans of two area critics this hour – Chris Vognar, Movie Critic for The Dallas Morning News and John Meyer, Film Critic for

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