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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 …

Searching for the Truth About Junia  February 5, 2007

What happened to the female founders of the early Christian church? What were their roles and what are the implications for Christians today? These questions sparked the interest of award-winning journalist and former Dallas Morning News editor Rena Pederson. We’ll …

Making a Difference in North Texas  February 5, 2007

We’ve all heard about programs that help people in developing countries around the world – from food and housing relief to micro-lending. This hour we’ll talk about programs that make a difference right here in North Texas with Larry James, …

The George W. Bush Presidential Library  February 2, 2007

Southern Methodist University officials are confident that the George W. Bush Presidential Library will have a home on the SMU campus. Some faculty members, however, are concerned about the library and the policy institute that would accompany it. In our …

Fighting Violence with Forgiveness  February 1, 2007

It seems like violence is everywhere today. But what do you do when senseless violence takes the life of someone you love? It happened to Azim Khamisa (kah-MEE-sah). In 1995 his 20-year-old son Tariq was murdered by a 14-year-old gang …

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