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The Moral Dilemmas of Spying  May 9, 2007

Should countries spy on each other? Should our government spy on us? Do you spy on your neighbors? We’ll examine the spy game, its benefits and detriments this hour with James M. Olson. Olson teaches at Texas AandM University, but …

A Year of Food Life  May 9, 2007

Is “local” the new “organic?” Barbara Kingsolver’s new book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” chronicles her family’s year-long effort to eat locally-produced food. In the process, she, her husband, and two daughters learned to raise many of …

The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years  May 8, 2007

What was it really like in the Kennedy White House and how did Robert Kennedy cope with the aftermath of his brother’s assassination? According to journalist David Talbot, RFK never believed the Warren Commission’s conclusions and hoped to re-open the …

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Farmers Branch  May 8, 2007

This Saturday is Election Day and one local community will be in the spotlight for an anti-illegal immigrant ordinance on its ballot. Craig Hanley looked into the Farmers Branch referendum and the motivations of supporters and opponents for the May …

The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics  May 7, 2007

Can economics be “sexy?” Steve E. Landsburg, who writes the “Everyday Economics” column for Slate Magazine, is doing his best to make it so. His new book is “More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics” (Free Press, …

Jamestown: The Real Story  May 7, 2007

Four hundred years ago this month, 104 English colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia to establish the first permanent English settlement in North America. Despite incredible hardship and terrible odds, they (or at least a few of them) survived. We’ll explore …

Where is Dallas Headed?  May 4, 2007

What does the future hold for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and where does she think the city is headed? We’ll spend the first segment of tonight’s program with Mayor Miller. Sarah Jane Semrad, Executive Director of the La Reunion artist …

Homelessness in North Texas  May 3, 2007

According to a census conducted on January 25th, there are 5,163 homeless persons in Dallas and 4,042 homeless in Forth Worth. These totals represent a decrease from the 2006 homeless population across North Texas. We’ll spend this hour discussing the …

A Portrait of Harper Lee  May 3, 2007

Who was Harper Lee? The author of what is arguably one of America’s most popular works of literature, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has long remained a mystery. We’ll learn a little more about Lee and her life this hour with …

The Power of Networks – Forbes 90th Anniversary  May 2, 2007

The term “networking” has long been used to describe the good business practice of making and maintaining solid contacts. Today the term can mean so much more. Forbes Magazine celebrates its 90th Anniversary with an issue dedicated to “The Power …

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