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The Trinity Toll Road  August 2, 2007

In November, Dallas voters will decide whether a toll road will be part of the Trinity River Corridor project. We’ll get an update on the referendum this hour with Dave Levinthal of the Dallas Morning News and Jim Schutze of …

Dallas Video Festival Round-Up  August 2, 2007

The Dallas Video Festival is celebrating its twentieth year this week. We’ll spend this hour with a few of the filmmakers. Bill Buchanan will join us to discuss the plight of abandoned animals as detailed in his film “Companions to …

Policing Terrorism  August 1, 2007

How can law enforcement aid the War on Terror? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and our guest this hour, examines the link between traditional criminal activities and terrorism in his recently published Manhattan Institute …

Bulgarian Nurses, Human Rights, and the Risks of Giving Aid to Developing Nations  August 1, 2007

Should developed nations help developing countries – even if those countries have sponsored terrorism? What if that assistance includes desperately-needed health care? This hour we’ll discuss the plight of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who were convicted and …

Altered Oceans  July 31, 2007

Many have predicted it. And now, a Grantham Prize-winning Los Angeles Times series “Altered Oceans” confirms that the Earth’s oceans are becoming toxic and possibly threatening the stability of life on the planet. We’ll spend this hour with Kenneth Weiss, …

The American Military Adventure in Iraq  July 31, 2007

Where does the U.S. currently stand in Iraq? How long will our military be involved and can the insurgency be controlled? Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning senior Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, interviewed more than 100 senior U.S. military …

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 …

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