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The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in the Age of Terror  September 25, 2007

What happened when six young Yemeni-Americans from Western New York traveled to Afghanistan in the spring of 2001? Regardless of the reason for their trip, after the 9/11 attacks they were under suspicion. We’ll look back at the story this …

StoryCorps  September 24, 2007

StoryCorps, the revolutionary project to record American stories, is visiting North Texas and we want you to participate. We’ll spend this hour with StoryCorps founder and MacArthur Fellow, Dave Isay. We’ll also hear a few of the remarkable stories the …

A Delightfully Opinionated Journey Through Contemporary Bestsellers  September 24, 2007

What are you reading right now and, more importantly, why are you reading it? It’s a question that every writer, bookseller, and publisher would love to answer. We’ll discuss why some books flop and others fly off the shelves with …

The Creative Process and The Future of Art  September 21, 2007

We’ll get some perspective on the creative process this evening with Michael Auping, Chief Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. His new book “30 Years: Interviews and Outtakes” compiles 34 of the hundreds of interviews that he …

Inventing Human Rights: A History  September 20, 2007

Why do we have human rights? Where did they come from? UCLA Professor Lynn Hunt, author of “Inventing Human Rights: A History” (Norton, 2007), will join us this hour.

The World Without Us  September 20, 2007

What would happen if people just disappeared? Alan Weisman has a few thoughts on the subject. Weisman presents a haunting yet strangely appealing portrait of a planet earth devoid of human beings in his new, best-selling book “The World Without …

Teaching Theology  September 19, 2007

A century ago, theology provided the basis for universities around the world, but what about today? Is theological education still viable? We’ll talk this hour with two guests who think so. Dr. William Lawrence is Dean of SMU’s Perkins School …

Language as a Window into Human Nature  September 19, 2007

What is the nature of the mind? According to Harvard Professor Steven Pinker, language reflects the “distinctively human model of reality, which differs in major ways form the objective understanding of reality eked out by our best science and logic.” …

Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush  September 18, 2007

How will history view the Bush Administration? Journalist Robert Draper spent two years interviewing some 200 individuals including the President and his top officials and advisors for the book “Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush” (Free Press, 2007). …

My Kid Could Paint That  September 18, 2007

Can a 4-year-old create important art? In 2004, Marla Olmstead, a 4-year-old from Binghamton, NY, sold over $300,000 worth of paintings in a few months and quickly became famous in the art-media world. Then, a 60 Minutes expose suggested that …

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