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The International Peace Movement  August 13, 2007

Archive from 7/12/07 – Is there a path to peace? Where does it begin? According to the organizers of the 3rd International Women’s Peace Conference – in Dallas last month, “the power to make peace happen begins with you.” We …

Angel of Death  August 13, 2007

Archive from 7/12/07 – What would motivate a “sweet, soft-spoken nurse” to begin murdering her patients? Skip Hollandsworth waited years to find out. He interviewed Nocona nurse Vickie Dawn Jackson for his July, 2007 Texas Monthly cover story “Angel of …

Art and War  August 10, 2007

Archive from 7/6/07 – How are art and war related? During World War II, the Nazi’s looted European art treasures by the thousands. Author and film producer Robert M. Edsel tells the story of this theft and the subsequent Allied …

A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance  August 9, 2007

Archive from 6/13/07 – Everyone wants to do a good job, but doctors are under constant pressure to perform perfectly. Dr. Atul Gawande knows first hand what it’s like to work under stressful conditions. The 2006 MacArthur Fellow and general …

How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity  August 9, 2007

Archive from 6/28/07 – What makes a country? What makes America what it is today? Author Andro Linklater argues that changing territorial markers and frontiers played an important role in the creation of our country’s personality. His book is “The …

The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy  August 8, 2007

Archive from 5/23/07 – We’ve heard many theories and there are still questions surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. Vincent Bugliosi, author of “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy” …

Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989  August 8, 2007

Archive from 6/4/07 – What does it take to be a really great President? Perhaps no one is better suited to discuss the question than historian Michael Beschloss. He joined us for an hour in June to talk about his …

Understanding Your Child’s Unique Core Personality  August 7, 2007

Archive from 5/17/07 – How do you decide how you’ll raise your kids? Will you take your parents’ advice? What about friends and what you’ve seen in the media? Michael Gurian, author of “Nurture the Nature: Understanding Your Child’s Unique …

The Education of a Modern-Day Explorer  August 7, 2007

Archive from 5/22/07 – Is adventure dead? Not according to people like John Haslett. In 1995, Haslett attempted to re-create Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki expedition from South America to Hawaii. He ended up engaged in a five-year quest that was more …

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (Twelve Books, 2007)  August 6, 2007

Archive from 5/16/07 – Is there something wrong with religion? Famous contrarian and “devout atheist” Christopher Hitchens thinks so. The contributing editor to Vanity Fair, who has been called “one of the most brilliant journalists of our time” by the …

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