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Life After Katrina  August 28, 2007

Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and turned countless Americans into refugees in their own country. Many have returned, many have moved on, and many are still waiting for their lives to begin again. We’ll discuss the …

The Diana Chronicles  August 28, 2007

Ten years ago this week, Princess Diana was killed in a Paris auto accident that stunned the world. But who was Diana and what were the circumstances of her rise to international acclaim as the Princess of Wales? Journalist and …

How to Make a Spy  August 27, 2007

According to Tim Weiner, “War is the ultimate intelligence failure.” So begins his article “How to Make a Spy” in the current issue of Foreign Policy Magazine. Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and author of the new …

Coming of Age in the USA  August 27, 2007

What is a Quincea??era? It’s the fifteenth birthday party for a Latina girl and it’s rapidly becoming a national phenomenon in the United States. We’ll discuss the cultural significance of the event this hour with bestselling author Julia Alvarez, who’s …

Fighting for Freedom and Equality: The Tuskegee Airmen  August 24, 2007

The Tuskegee Airmen enlisted during World War II to become America’s first black airmen. They went on to serve heroically and valiantly overseas in spite of a segregated military system and discriminatory social environment back home. We’ll talk this evening …

Food, Love, and Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius  August 23, 2007

What was life like for the elite in ancient Rome? Greek and Roman art historian Dr. John Clarke will deliver the lecture “Reconstructing Life in Ancient Roman Villas: Study and Excavation at the Villa of Oplontis near Pompeii” as part …

More True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from the Great Outdoors  August 23, 2007

Jim Burnett’s 30-year career as a National Park Service Ranger spanned the country, culminating as Chief Ranger at Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia. Along the way, he had the opportunity to live and work at eight of the most …

Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media  August 22, 2007

How are the responsibilities of journalists changing in our fast-paced 24-hour news cycle world? We’ll explore the issue this hour with Neil Henry, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley and author of “American Carnival: Journalism …

The Year Ahead for North Texas Schools  August 22, 2007

School begins Monday in the Dallas and Fort Worth School Districts. What will the new year hold for students and parents and how are administrators facing the growing challenges of educating the youth of North Texas? We’ll talk this hour …

The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe  August 21, 2007

How did the United States rebuild World War II-ravaged Europe and how can the lessons learned be applied to current challenges? Our guest this hour, Greg Behrman, is the Henry Kissinger Fellow for Foreign Policy at The Aspen Institute and …

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