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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 …

50 Years Reporting in Washington  September 17, 2007

Journalism has certainly changed in the past five decades and Robert D. Novak has been there for it all. No stranger to controversy himself, Novak has covered every administration since Harry Truman and he writes about it all in his …

Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far)  September 17, 2007

How’s the millennium going? Why not ask famous humor writer Dave Barry? Barry’s in town for a Fort Worth Star-Telegram event at Bass Hall, but he’s agreed to join us for the hour to talk about his new book “Dave …

A Conversation with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert  September 14, 2007

What does the future hold for Dallas and where is the city headed? We’ll discuss the state of things with recently-elected Mayor Tom Leppert this evening. Photographer Frank Gohlke will join us during the Scene segment to discuss his unique …

Washington, Lafayette, and their Revolutions  September 13, 2007

Did the French and American Revolutions affect one another? They most certainly did, according to journalist and author James R. Gaines. Gaines examines the complex relationship between France and America at its earliest roots in his new book “For Liberty …

Secrets of the Amazon  September 13, 2007

What can we learn from the Amazon? Perhaps no one is better suited to answer that question than Dr. Mark J. Plotkin. The renowned ethnobotanist, plant explorer and author of “Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice” will join us this hour …

National Geographic Channel’s “Inside the Living Body”  September 12, 2007

What’s going on inside your body right now? Dr. Stephen Marsh can tell you. Marsh interviewed over 200 experts in 45 fields of medicine from prestigious research and medical institutions around the world for the new National Geographic Channel program …

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