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Dallas Mayoral Run-Off  May 17, 2007

Last Saturday’s Election reduced the number of Dallas Mayoral hopefuls to two who’ll compete in a run-off on June 16th. We’ll hear from candidates Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley this hour in an order determined by a coin toss.

How Religion Poisons Everything  May 16, 2007

Is there something wrong with religion? Our guest this hour, 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 …

A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing  May 16, 2007

Imagine… you’re riding in a tank covering Iraq as a journalist and suddenly, without any warning an IED explodes, causing a traumatic brain injury that nearly kills you. Now imagine getting the word back home that this has happened to …

Elder Abuse  May 15, 2007

What conditions lead to elder abuse and how can they be mitigated? We’ll talk this hour with Attorney Rosemary Redmond and journalist Lee Hancock who has covered the topic for the Dallas Morning News. Redmond and Hancock will participate in …

The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900  May 15, 2007

As Santayana said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So it often serves to take a look back now and then. Journalist Jack Beatty does just that with a new book on the Gilded Age …

Policing Dallas  May 14, 2007

According to the Associated Press, the Dallas murder rate reached a 40-year low in 2006 and other crimes “dropped modestly.” We’ll discuss what’s working in Dallas law enforcement and what challenges remain with Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle this hour.

Einstein: His Life and Universe  May 14, 2007

Albert Einstein was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th Century. But what was the man really like and where did his genius originate? We’ll spend this hour with Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and …

A Life in Film and A New Life in Novels  May 11, 2007

How does one transition from a life as a successful comedy actor who’s appeared in over 30 films to the solitary world of the novelist? Just ask Gene Wilder. We spent some time with Wilder a few weeks back when …

The Scramble for Africa’s Oil  May 10, 2007

Will Africa become the next major producer of the world’s oil? What does a potential African oil rush mean for citizens of the continent? We’ll explore the topic of oil exploration and exploitation in Africa this hour with John Ghazvinian, …

Shipwrecks Throughout History: From Tut to the Atomic Age  May 10, 2007

How is archeology conducted under the sea? Despite the allure of sunken treasure, there is real historical perspective to be gained by studying shipwrecks in a scientific manner. We’ll discuss the field of Nautical Archeology with two experts this hour. …

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