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Meteorites and The Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU  August 21, 2007

What can we learn from meteorites – the oldest materials known to exist? We’ll find out this hour with Dr. Arthur Ehlmann, curator of the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery and Dr. Doug Ingram, Instructor in the Department of Physics …

Fleeing Hitler: France 1940  August 20, 2007

There are refugees from war and violence living on every continent. What was it like when the violence they were fleeing was taking place in Western Europe? We’ll explore the stories of thousands and thousands of displaced Parisians in World …

Fall Television Preview  August 20, 2007

What’s in store for television this fall? We’ll spend this hour with Ed Bark, who after his 26-year career as the TV critic at The Dallas Morning News, began covering the television scene on his very popular website and blog, …

Fitness, Kids, and Ancient Art  August 17, 2007

Archive from 7/13/07 – In the late 60s, Dr. Kenneth Cooper changed the way American’s approach exercise with the release of his book “Aerobics.” Now he hopes to help Texas school children revitalize their health with the Fitnessgram, a multi-platform …

Porks, Earmarks, and Appropriations  August 16, 2007

How is the United States Congress spending your money? Will new ethics rules change the way things are done in Washington or not? We’ll discuss pork, earmarks, and appropriations this hour with Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste, …

The U.S. Army – Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual  August 16, 2007

Without a doubt, the United States military mission in Iraq is facing an unprecedented challenge facing an insurgent that was completely unexpected when the conflict began. One just-published response is “The U.S. Army – Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual” (University …

The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?  August 15, 2007

We’ve all heard about the sacrifices that mothers must make in order to pursue a successful career. But Leslie Bennetts, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, wonders if stay-at-home moms might be making un-necessary sacrifices too. She’ll join us this hour …

The Maya: Glory and Ruin  August 15, 2007

There was once a great culture in this hemisphere known as the Maya. But how did their success contribute to their failure and what can our culture learn from their mistakes? We’ll spend this hour with Guy Gugliotta, whose three-part …

A Portable History of the Language  August 14, 2007

Archive from 7/16/07 – It’s often said that the English language is the hardest to learn. What makes English so strange and why does it seem that the language was created without any plan or rules? We talked last month …

Dispatches from Bedlam Farm  August 14, 2007

Archive from 7/16/07 – Got pets? Jon Katz does – four dogs, four donkeys, a cat, several chickens, a herd of sheep, and a giant steer named Elvis – although he considers some of them livestock. Katz, who frequently writes …

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