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To the Moon and Beyond  January 24, 2007

In December, NASA announced plans to return to the moon by 2020. How will this ambitious goal be accomplished and what will a moon base look like? We’ll spend this hour with Scott Horowitz, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems.

Body Worlds  January 23, 2007

Have you ever wondered what the human body really looks like on the inside? You can find out at the acclaimed exhibit Body Worlds, which is on display at the Museum of Nature and Science until May 28th. We’ll talk …

God Grew Tired of Us  January 23, 2007

What is it like to be orphaned by civil war, driven from your home and forced to cross a desert and an ocean to survive and ultimately make a new life? We’ll spend this hour with John Bul Dau, one …

Matisse: Painter as Sculptor  January 22, 2007

Henri Matisse is best known for his paintings. But like many artists, he worked in several mediums including sculpture. The Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are currently exhibiting “Matisse: Painter as Sculptor.” We’ll get a preview …

What Every Literate Person Needs to Know  January 22, 2007

What makes a literate person? According to Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, there are certain works of literature with which one should be familiar. She along with her son …

Building Green  January 18, 2007

Is building green an option for you and your community? Many builders and corporations are beginning to embrace the idea of green design for homes, businesses, and communities. We’ll spend this hour with Dan Fette, chair of the Home Builders …

Digging for the Truth  January 18, 2007

No location is too remote or dangerous, no terrain is too rough, and no culture is too exotic for explorer and survival expert Josh Bernstein. Fans of his popular History Channel program “Digging for the Truth” are already in the …

Was secession really about slavery?  January 17, 2007

Since 1865, many defenders of the Confederacy have maintained that secession was not about slavery, but southern independence. Their proof is the “Confederate emancipation proclamation.” Our guest this hour, Professor Bruce Levine of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is …

Why Hawks Win  January 17, 2007

Why are hawks so influential? According to Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate in economics and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, “people have dozens of decision-making biases, and almost all favor conflict rather than concession.” We’ll spend …

American/Iranian Perspectives  January 16, 2007

What is the future of Iran/U.S. relations? How will our country’s activities in the Middle East influence that relationship and how do Iranians view our country? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. Mahmoud Sadri, Professor of Sociology at Texas Women’s …

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