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Representing North Texas in Washington  April 13, 2007

What’s going on in Washington and how does it affect the lives of North Texans? This evening, we’ll talk with 30th District Representative, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson about bridging the local-national gap. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History President …

The Trials of Darryl Hunt  April 12, 2007

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

Man, Monk, Mystic  April 12, 2007

Who is the Dalai Lama? He’s a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and spiritual leader of millions. We’ll spend this hour with journalist Mayank Chhaya, author of the first authorized biography of the Dalai Lama by …

The Politics of Race and Class in the City  April 11, 2007

Are class conflicts within the African American Community changing the nature of racial solidarity? We’ll explore the issue this hour with Mary Pattillo, professor of sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University. Her new book is “Black on the …

Drought in Texas  April 11, 2007

Is the drought over? Not by a long shot according to the Texas Observer. This hour we’ll discuss how the drought is affecting rural Texas and what legislators are doing about it with David Pasztor, Managing Editor of the Texas …

Science, Revolution and the Birth of the Smithsonian  April 10, 2007

We’ve all heard of or even visited the Smithsonian. But how did the institution that houses our nation’s treasures come to be? This hour, we’ll learn how the 18th Century bequest of an Englishman who never visited America led to …

The United States Supreme Court and the EPA  April 10, 2007

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its decision not to regulate greenhouse gases under the federal Clean Air Act. What does the decision mean for businesses and citizens? …

From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress  April 9, 2007

Think the American Dream is dead? Don’t tell that to U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Rangel, now Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, dropped out of high school to join the military, was wounded in Korea in 1950, …

Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur  April 9, 2007

What is the situation really like in Darfur? Brian Steidle has been there. Steidel, a former U.S. Marine, served for six months in Darfur as an unarmed military observer for the African Union. He documented the ongoing genocide in photographs, …

Crime and Punishment in Dallas Today  April 6, 2007

There’s a new D.A. in town and the Dallas County justice system is changing. We’ll be joined by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in the feature segment of this evening’s show. Art Critic and SMU Professor Charissa Terranova will …

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