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Dallas County Law Enforcement  July 20, 2007

In November 2004, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez was elected Sheriff in Dallas County in a race that many expected her to lose. Sheriff Valdez will join us this evening to talk about the future of Dallas County law enforcement, …

Probing the Mysteries of the World’s First Artists  July 19, 2007

Who were the first artists? What compelled the Cro-Magnon people to leave behind images of their lives in the caves of Spain and France 40,000 years ago? We’ll explore the caves, the paintings, and the artists who made them this …

The Summer of Political Discontent  July 19, 2007

What’s going on in Washington? On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate held an all-night debate on the Iraq War – the latest in a series of challenges. Earlier this month, Harriet Miers, former White House counsel, did not appear for scheduled …

Women in Law Enforcement  July 18, 2007

What’s it like to work in law enforcement, if you’re a woman? We’ll examine how women have changed policing and how the career is different for women this hour with Retired Assistant Dallas Police Chief Shirley Gray and active DPD …

The Unlikely Afterlife that Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard  July 18, 2007

How did Shakespeare become the poster-boy of English Literature? Rutgers University Professor of English and Samuel Johnson Scholar, Jack Lynch, has examined the posthumous life of the man whose work almost everyone has read. Lynch will join us this hour …

28 Stories of AIDS in Africa  July 17, 2007

AIDS might be just one more issue in a crowded sea for many, but there are 28 million Africans who live with the disease every day. Journalist Stephanie Nolen, Africa correspondent for Toronto’s Globe and Mail, tells 28 stories – …

My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats  July 17, 2007

What are you eating? No, what are you really eating? Steve Ettlinger decided to explore the truth behind the ingredients label for his latest book “Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, …

A Portable History of the English Language  July 16, 2007

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’ll find out this hour with Seth Lerer, …

Dispatches from Bedlam Farm  July 16, 2007

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 about his menagerie for …

Fitness, Kids, and Ancient Art  July 13, 2007

In the late 60s, Dr. Kenneth Cooper changed the way Americans 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 physical fitness evaluation that …

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