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  • How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray

    Why was America’s dominance after the end of the Cold War so short-lived? We’ll explore misunderstandings in recent foreign policy with Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of “Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray – and How to Return to Reality” (Yale, 2010).

  • Back to the Future of Education

    Is our method of teaching right for all of our country’s children? We’ll explore current theories and possible solutions this hour with E.D. Hirsch, Jr., founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation and author of the new book “The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools” (Yale, 2009).

  • Leaving for College

    Is the latest crop of incoming college freshmen ready for life without adult supervision? We’ll talk this hour with Harry H. Harrison, Jr., author of the books “1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know” (Thomas Nelson, 2008) and “1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home” (Thomas Nelson, 2007).

  • Texas Politics in a National Election Year

    How does a big national election shape GOP political strategy in a state like Texas? We’ll talk this hour with Texas House Republican Leader, Representative Frank Corte, Jr.

  • A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail

    Where did the Civil Rights Movement begin? Where did it end? Charles E. Cobb, Jr. will take us on a trip to the places in-between this hour. His new book is “On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail” (Algonquin Paperbacks, 2008).

  • Dallas Mayoral Race Roundtable

    The Dallas Mayor’s Race will end in a run-off election this Saturday. What are the Oakley and Leppert campaigns doing in the final days to push their candidates over the top and are the strategies working? We’ll discuss the election and possible outcomes this hour with KERA Reporter Bill Zeeble, Gromer Jeffers, Jr. of the […]