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  • The Secret Lives of Men and Women

    Do you have a secret that you’ve been dying to share with someone? Frank Warren is ready to listen. Warren is the creator of the cultural phenomenon and website He is also the author of three Post Secret books the latest of which, “The Secret Lives of Men and Women” (Harper Collins, 2007), is […]

  • Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

    Why are some ideas winners and others seem to struggle to survive? Chip Heath, a professor at Stanford Business School and his brother Dan Heath, a corporate education consultant at Duke, studied the design of ideas to find out why. They’ll join us this hour to discuss “MADE TO STICK” Why Some Ideas Survive and […]

  • Handicapping Bush's Iraq Plans

    What are President Bush’s Plans for Iraq? This hour we’ll consider the options and potential outcomes with Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress and James F. Hollifield, director of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU.


    You may have heard that the price of electricity is rising, but have you heard about TXU’s five-year plan to build eleven new coal-fired power plants? Texas Monthly Executive Editor, S.C. Gwynne talked to folks on both sides of the issue for his January article “COAL HARD FACTS.” We’ll spend the hour with S.C. Gwynne.

  • An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups

    Former Congressman Herman Badillo spent most of his career as a liberal Democrat. However, he has come to believe that the path to success for Hispanic Americans lies not through legislation, but self-reliance. Herman Badillo will join us this hour to discuss his ideas and new book “One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How […]

  • The Synthetic Wilderness of Childhood

    What happens when 28,800 plastic animals spill from a freighter in the North Pacific? Donovan Hohn writes about a 1992 spill, the incredible voyage of these bath toys, and the implications they caused him to consider in his article “MOBY-DUCK Or, The Synthetic Wilderness of Childhood” which appears in the January issue of HARPER’S Magazine. […]

  • 80th Session of the Texas State Legislature

    What is on the agenda for the 80th Session on the Texas Legislature? We’ll preview the upcoming session with State Senators Royce West and Florence Shapiro this hour.

  • The Power of Art

    How does art reflect the experience of the artist? We’ll spend this hour with Columbia University Professor of Art History and History, Simon Schama. Schama’s new book “The Power of Art” (Ecco, 2006) examines important turning points in the lives of eight great artists – Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rothko.

  • The Hidden Benefits of Disorder

    Is a messy desk a sign of true genius? It just might be – according to Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman, co-authors of “A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder” (Little, Brown, 2007). We’ll spend this hour with the authors who maintain that moderately messy systems can be more profitable and creative than […]


    Is suburban sprawl isolating people? Does development damage community? We’ll talk with filmmaker and UTD Media and Communications Professor Dean Terry. Terry’s new film “subdivided: isolation and community in America” airs at 8pm tonight on KERA 13.