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A History of Collective Joy  May 2, 2007

Is the desire for collective joy innate in human beings? Acclaimed writer Barbara Ehrenreich thinks so. Her latest work “Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy” (Metropolitan Books, 2007) explores the origins of what was in the past …

The Audubon Society and Conservation Today  May 1, 2007

Audubon Texas and the City of Dallas will soon break ground on the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas. Will the first major building project of the Trinity Corridor initiative change the way we enjoy our natural environment? We’ll discuss …

A Story of Passion and Daring  May 1, 2007

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. We’ll spend this hour with bestselling author …

A Journey into the Economy of Melancholy  April 30, 2007

How is depression diagnosed? Psychologist Gary Greenberg volunteered for a study on mild depression and was quite surprised, after examination, to be diagnosed with major depression. He writes about the experience in his current Harper’s Magazine cover story “Manufacturing Depression: …

How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women, and the World  April 30, 2007

We probably all know someone who has used assisted reproductive technology to have a child. According to journalist Liza Mundy, rising infertility rates and the reliance on technology to conceive are changing our conceptions of the American family. We’ll examine …

Vietnam and Iraq – The G.I.’s Experience  April 26, 2007

There have been many comparisons of the current conflict in Iraq with America’s Vietnam adventure which ended officially almost 32 years ago. But how do the experiences differ for the soldiers? Dr. Charles Moskos, professor emeritus of sociology at Northwestern …

Growing Up in Dallas County  April 26, 2007

Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the Coalition for North Texas Children recently released “Beyond ABC: Growing Up in Dallas County,” a 15-year comprehensive analysis of 58 indicators that measure the well-being of the more than 675,000 children in Dallas County …

A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic  April 25, 2007

Imagine being banished along with your entire community to a veritable wasteland 1200 miles away from home. It happened to sixteen Inuit families from Hudson Bay in 1953 when the Canadian Government moved them to barren and frozen Ellesmere Island. …

African Americans and Native Americans – A Shared Experience?  April 25, 2007

Do African Americans and Native Americans share a similar experience? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. Tiya Alicia Miles, Assistant Professor of American Culture, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Native American Studies at the University of Michigan. Dr. Miles will …

The New American Story  April 24, 2007

Is the United States of America still a worthy nation? In spite of rancor between the political parties and divisive foreign and domestic policies, Senator Bill Bradley thinks so. We’ll explore his vision of the common good as laid out …

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