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The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver  July 5, 2007

Last month the U.S. Federal Claims Court began hearings concerning alleged links between vaccines and autism. How can vaccination, a procedure that has saved millions of lives be so controversial? We’ll discuss the case and the history of vaccination with …

Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying (Potomac Books, 2006)  July 3, 2007

From the archives: Should countries spy on each other? Should our government spy on us? We examined the spy game, its benefits and detriments in May with James M. Olson. Olson teaches at Texas AandM University, but before that he …

The Trials of Darryl Hunt  July 2, 2007

From the archives: What happens when a young man is accused and convicted of a brutal rape and murder that he didn’t commit? It happened to Darryl Hunt in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1984. Hunt spent 10 years in prison …

A Story of Passion and Daring  July 2, 2007

From the archives: We often think of ourselves as the pinnacle of life on the planet. But the largest and tallest living organisms are very different from us. They’re the magnificent coastal redwoods of Northern California. Author Richard Preston was …

The TXU Deal and Consumers  June 28, 2007

Will consumers benefit from the sale of TXU? The Dallas Morning News wrapped up a three-part series which featured a commissioned study of the proposed sale yesterday. We’ll spend this hour with Elizabeth Souder and Randy Lee Loftis, Morning News …

How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity  June 28, 2007

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

Iran: The Grand Strategy  June 27, 2007

Is conflict with Iran inevitable? How can already over-stretched U.S. State and Defense Departments strategically deal with Iran? We’ll explore the situation and potential outcomes this hour with Christopher A. Preble, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the CATO …

1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die  June 27, 2007

Are you looking for summer travel-plans, but don’t want to go overseas? What places should be on your life-list to visit? We’ll talk domestic travel this hour with Patricia Schultz, author of “1000 Places to See in the USA and …

The Rise of America’s Accidental Cities  June 26, 2007

Thirty years ago, life in the suburbs still meant tranquility, a slower pace, and insulation from the problems of big cities. Today, those suburbs are among the fastest-growing cities in America. What is fueling the growth and what are the …

The New Science of Weight Loss – and the Myths and Realities of Dieting  June 26, 2007

Why do we get fat and what are the real risks of those extra pounds? New York Times science writer, Gina Kolata, examined America’s obsession with weight loss and found interesting connections to money, politics, and power. Kolata will join …

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