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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

One American School Struggles to Make the Grade  October 3, 2007

What is the best way to measure the performance of our education system? Is standardized testing the answer? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Linda Perlstein who spent a year inside a Maryland elementary school to write her new book …

The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life  October 2, 2007

Does the ever-widening expansion of capitalism threaten democracy? Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich thinks so. We’ll spend this hour with Reich, currently professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley, to discuss his new book “Supercapitalism: The Transformation …

Banned Books Week  October 2, 2007

Why, in America in the 20th and 21st Centuries, are books still being banned? We’ll discuss some of the books that have been described as subversive this hour with Judith Krug, the founder of Banned Books Week and the Director …

With Justice For All  October 1, 2007

What is your definition of justice? Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center, will deliver the lecture “With Justice For All” at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas this Friday. He’ll join us to discuss …

A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation  October 1, 2007

How does science relate to the gathering of evidence and prosecution of a crime? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology at DeSales University and author of the new book “Beating the Devil’s Game: …

The Cheese Heroin Epidemic in Dallas  September 27, 2007

Cheese heroin is big news because it’s a big problem in North Texas. In conjunction with KERA Producer Sujata Dand’s series on the cheese epidemic, we’ll talk this hour with Michelle Hemm, Program Director at the Phoenix House Academy in …

The Passionate, Heartbreaking, and Glorious Quest to Grow the Biggest Pumpkin Ever  September 27, 2007

Fall is officially here and soon, we’ll all see pumpkins in the stores and on our neighbor’s porches. But look over the back fence and you might be surprised at the size of the pumpkins they’re growing in the backyard …

Baseball as America  September 26, 2007

Love baseball? With the regular season winding down and the playoffs just around the corner, there’s no better time to discuss baseball’s influence on American culture. We’ll spend this hour with Ted Spencer, VP and Chief Curator at the Baseball …

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