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Building and the Evolution of Intelligence  April 24, 2007

We often think of ourselves as the masters of the natural world. However, according to Princeton Professor James R. Gould and science writer Carol Grant Gould, the dwelling constructions of animals point to a level of cognition beyond instinct and …

An Account of the Life of Poppa Neutrino  April 23, 2007

What does it take to be happy? For 74-year-old David Pearlman, A.K.A. Poppa Neutrino, the essentials of happiness are Freedom, Joy and Art. In addition to philosophy and many other pursuits, Neutrino has dedicated his life to making rafts out …

Philosophy and the Good Life  April 23, 2007

Is living the good life a justifiable pursuit? Should we concern ourselves with others before we consider our own wants and comforts? Jean Kazez, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SMU will deliver the lecture “How Good Do We Have …

Science and Technology in Texas  April 20, 2007

What role will scientific and technological research play in the future of North Texas? This evening, we’ll talk with Dr. David Daniel, President of the University of Texas at Dallas about the university’s new Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory …

Women and Philanthropy  April 18, 2007

Do women approach philanthropy differently than men? Should they? The Dallas Women’s Foundation will host the Third Annual Power of the Purse Philanthropy Forum on April 25th. We’ll get a preview this hour with Becky Sykes, Executive Director of the …

Email Etiquette  April 18, 2007

Wait. Before you hit “send” – ask yourself if you really want someone to read that email. We’ll explore the relatively new world of email etiquette this hour with David Shipley, deputy editorial page editor and Op-Ed page editor of …

The Death Penalty and The Dallas Morning News  April 17, 2007

After a century of support, the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board reversed its position on the death penalty this week. What factors influenced the reversal and what role does an editorial board play in shaping public opinion on crime and …

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy  April 17, 2007

How will yesterday’s tragic Virginia Tech shootings affect your family and children? We’ll talk this hour with Dr. Peter Stavinoha, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, about how parents can help their children cope with fears and …

Natural Foods and How They Grew  April 16, 2007

How did the organic food business get started and is it becoming a reflection of the industrial food system it was created to replace? We’ll explore the topic this hour with Journalist Samuel Fromartz, author of “Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods …

The Dallas Wine and Food Festival  April 16, 2007

What does it take to be a successful chef? The Dallas Wine and Food Festival’s Rising Stars Chefs’ Contest answers that question every year by recognizing “up-and-coming” chefs who are particularly skilled at pairing wine and food. We’ll spend this …

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