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Where is Dallas Headed?  February 16, 2007

What does the future hold for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and where does she think the city is headed? We’ll spend the first segment of tonight’s program with Mayor Miller. Sarah Jane Semrad, Executive Director of the La Reunion artist …

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear  February 15, 2007

You may not know his name, but if you’ve followed politics or even heard a newscast in the last thirteen years you’ve heard his work. Remember the phrase “Contract with America?” How about “the death tax?” Political consultant and pollster …

National Woman’s Heart Day  February 15, 2007

According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the leading cause of death for American women. We’ll discuss women’s health this hour with Dr. Clyde Yancy and Dr. Shelley Hall, both cardiologists at the …

Jesus Land  February 14, 2007

For much of their young lives, journalist Julia Scheeres and her adopted brother David suffered in the name of religion – both at home in Indiana and at a Christian Fundamentalist boarding school in the Dominican Republic called Escuela Caribe. …

Thinking Outside the Box  February 14, 2007

How does your brain get to the “aha!” moment in reasoning? We’ll discuss how your brain puts things together to solve problems with Dr. Dan Krawczyk, of UTD’s Center for Brain Health. Dr. Krawczyk will deliver the lecture, “The Reasoning …

Secrets, Spin and the Future of News  February 13, 2007

Who’s winning the news war? FRONTLINE sets out to answer or at least examine the question in a four-part special which begins on PBS and KERA13 tonight. This hour we’ll discuss the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces that challenge …

Compassion, Courage, and the 12 Healthy Virtues  February 13, 2007

What is compassion? What is courage? We’ll spend the hour with Leslie Garcia, Healthy Living columnist for the Dallas Morning News, whose essay “Compassion” appears in today’s edition of the paper. Garcia is writing a yearlong series on qualities that …

Stratetic Forecasting and Global Intelligence  February 12, 2007

Just what is strategic forecasting and how is global intelligence gathered? We’ll spend the first part of the hour with Dr. George Friedman, founder and CEO of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., a leading private intelligence firm that has been dubbed the …

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers  February 12, 2007

Those flowers you just ordered for Valentine’s Day have quite a story to tell. From engineering, growing, and harvesting to shipping, selling, and enjoying, flowers live a secret life that many of us never know about. Journalist Amy Stewart looked …

Public Diplomacy and a Career in Politics  February 9, 2007

What does it take to promote America’s values and confront ideological support for terrorism around the world? We’ll spend the first segment of tonight’s program with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Karen Hughes. Yvonne Duque …

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