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Rudolph Giuliani and the Politics of Personality  July 30, 2007

How would a Giuliani presidency look? We’ll spend this hour with Kevin Baker, whose article “A Fate Worse than Bush: Rudolph Giuliani and the Politics of Personality” appears in the August issue of HARPER’S Magazine.

How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean  July 30, 2007

When was the last time you read a comic book? Comic books -now called graphic novels – are experiencing a surge in popularity and according to critic Douglas Wolk, shaping contemporary culture. He’ll join us this hour to discuss the …

Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone  July 26, 2007

Almost two years after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, many stories are just now emerging from the flood. Joshua Clark has one of those stories to tell. A survivor of the hurricane who chose not to evacuate, Clark became a …

Harry Potter and the Impact on Children’s Literature  July 26, 2007

Have you finished the latest Harry Potter book yet? We’ll discuss the Harry Potter phenomenon this hour and its place in literature for children (and adults) with Dr. Jean Greenlaw, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of North Texas …

My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas  July 25, 2007

How will biotechnology touch your life? Chances are it already has. We’ll explore the rapid growth of an industry that was virtually non-existent a few decades ago with Moira A. Gunn, Ph.D. Gunn is the author of “Welcome to Biotech …

Don’t Stop Believing – The Southern Baptist Convention Today  July 25, 2007

Are religions immune to change? Who has the power within large church organizations and what are some ministers doing to spark change? We’ll spend this hour with Journalist Michael Erard whose report on the recent Southern Baptist Convention, “Don’t Stop …

Deep Ellum Blues  July 24, 2007

As the singer says, “if you go down to Deep Ellum, put your money in your shoe.” But the area is changing. How will Deep Ellum embrace the future while keeping an eye on its past? We’ll discuss the landmark …

On Writers and Writing  July 24, 2007

Where is the world of letters headed and how does a writer get noticed by publishers and reviewers? The UNT Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference aims to answer those questions later this week. We’ll talk this hour with Nan Talese, …

The Best of Big D  July 23, 2007

What’s big in Big D? We’ll find out this hour with D Magazine editors Tim Rogers, Nancy Nichols, and Eric Celeste who put together the current “Best of Big D” issue.

Shadow of the Silk Road  July 23, 2007

Getting from East to West used to be an arduous journey, requiring months, great expense, and a fair measure of risk. Today, the only risk is missing a flight or an unexpected delay. Is it still possible to travel as …

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