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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 …

A Year Inside Radical Islam  February 8, 2007

At twenty-three years of age, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross was a devout follower of radical Islam. A product of progressive Jewish parents and a resident of Ashland, Oregon, Gartenstein-Ross seemed like the least-likely candidate for induction into such a group of people. …

The Ecstasy of Influence  February 8, 2007

Should plagiarism and copyright law be overlooked for the sake of creativity? Our guest this hour, novelist Jonathan Lethem, argues that borrowing from other literature and art is central to the creative process in his article “The Ecstasy of Influence: …

American RadioWorks: Reports from a Warming Planet  February 7, 2007

All across the world, signs of an early climate change are emerging. The documentary, “Reports from a Warming Planet” examines the changes happening to life and landscape and how they are slowly affecting everything, everywhere.

To Multi-Task or Not  February 7, 2007

How many things can you do at once? The ability to multi-task might help in a job interview, but is it good for your health? Is it good for your brain? We’ll discuss the benefits and potential costs of multi-tasking …

Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook  February 6, 2007

What has been learned about the lasting impact of trauma and abuse on children and what can be done to help them? Dr. Bruce Perry has spent the last two decades researching the answers to these questions and treating the …

Medical and Legal Challenges to End-of-Life Care  February 6, 2007

What are the legal and medical challenges surrounding end-of-life care? Dr. Timothy Quill, Director of the Palliative Care Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will be in town next week to lecture at SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center …

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