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Dallas Mayoral Contest  March 28, 2007

With thirteen official candidates for the office and just over six weeks to go until election day, the Dallas Mayoral election is heating up. What are the key issues in the race and which candidates have the support (and the …

The Life and Work of George Gershwin  March 28, 2007

What’s your favorite George Gershwin tune? One of America’s quintessential composers, Gershwin died of an undiagnosed brain tumor in 1937 at the age of 38 – but not before he put his indelible stamp on the American song. We’ll explore …

Making Films Today  March 27, 2007

How do you get a film made today? Do you start with a screenplay? Do you start by looking for funding? Do you shoot on film or go with digital? We’ll spend this hour with film makers who each have …

In Search of the Shape of the Universe  March 27, 2007

How are things connected? What is the true shape of those things? Mathematicians have attempted to prove or disprove a tantalizing puzzle related to these questions since it was first posed by Henri Poincar?? in 1904. Our guest this hour, …

From the Archives: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird  March 26, 2007

We hope you’ll enjoy an archive program featuring a conversation with journalist Andrew D. Blechman author of “Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird” (Grove Press, 2006). Blechman takes us from pigeon shoots to pigeon …

Becoming a Nun in the Sixties  March 26, 2007

What is it like to live in a convent today? What was it like in the turbulent 1960s? Sister Karol Jackowski shocked her friends and family when she decided to enter a convent after high school in 1964. Her experiences …

Music Within  March 23, 2007

Music Within screens at the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Opening Night Gala this week. We’ll talk with the film’s director, Steven Sawalich, and the subject of the film, Richard Pimentel, who overcame profound hearing loss in the Vietnam War …

Bridging National Borders in North America  March 22, 2007

What is the nature of a borderland? How do our borders with Canada and Mexico differ? How are they the same? We’ll examine the peculiar nature and history of borders this hour with participants in SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest …

The Career of An Actor  March 22, 2007

We’ll spend this hour with veteran actor Bill Paxton. A native of Fort Worth, Paxton famously set out for Hollywood at the age of 18 to get his start. He succeeded. Paxton is in town for the AFI DALLAS International …

Harvest of Women  March 21, 2007

Since 1993, more than 500 girls and women have been killed and disappeared in Juarez, Mexico. Award-winning veteran journalist Diana Washington Valdez has spent seven years investigating the murders and disappearances that have attracted the attention of the U.S. Congress …

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