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The Week that Changed the World  March 5, 2007

The United States’ modern and complex relationship with China is constantly evolving. We’ll spend this hour considering its 1972 beginnings with Margaret MacMillan, author of “Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World” (Random House, 2007).

An Actor’s View  March 2, 2007

How do actors approach and prepare for their jobs? We’ll spend the first segment of tonight’s program with veteran actor Richard Thomas who’s in town to star in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Twelve Angry Men” presented by the Dallas …

America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present  March 1, 2007

What is the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East? According to historian Michael Oren, “America is deeply, substantively, and perhaps even existentially involved in the Middle East” and has been since the days of George Washington. …

Inside North Korea  March 1, 2007

What’s it really like in one of the most secretive nations on earth – North Korea? The National Geographic Channel’s Explorer will give us a glimpse with “Inside North Korea” on Monday March 5th. We’ll talk this hour with correspondent …

The Dow’s Plunge and What it Means  February 28, 2007

The Dow Jones Industrial average fell as much as 546 points yesterday and ultimately closed down 416.02 points. According to the New York Times, yesterday’s slide marked the worst decline in terms of points since 9/11. The Dow’s 3.29 percent …

Planning for Disasters and Pandemics in Dallas County  February 28, 2007

How would Dallas deal with a pandemic of disastrous proportions? Dr. John Carlo, Medical Director, Dallas County Health and Human Services will speak about disaster preparedness, the social and ethical issues within disaster response, and the practical implications for law, …

The Genographic Project  February 27, 2007

Where do you really come from? And how did you get where you are today? Our guest this hour, Dr. Spencer Wells and the National Geographic’s Genographic Project are tracing the pathways of human migration through DNA. According to recent …

The Art of Living  February 27, 2007

Can how a person lives strengthen society and lead to positive change in the world? The Art of Living Foundation is dedicated to serving society by strengthening the individual through programs that eliminate stress, create a sense of belonging, restore …

Beyond Dead Man Walking  February 26, 2007

The death penalty is and probably always will be controversial. One person who’s more familiar with the process than most is Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean, whose work on Angola Prison’s death row was featured in the 1995 film “Dead …

Memory and History in Texas  February 26, 2007

Texas History is big. And there are many interpretations, but whose version is true? We’ll discuss the divergent views of our state’s history this hour with TCU Professor Gregg Cantrell and UNT Professor Elizabeth Hayes Turner – co-editors of “Lone …

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