The History Of Conflict In Ukraine07/23/14
[2014-07-23 13:00:00] With the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the conflict in Ukraine is again dominating the headlines. We’ll talk this hour about the origins of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict with Serhii Plokhy, professor of Ukrainian...
[2014-07-23 12:00:00] In the first half of the 20thCentury, train stations were the front doors to many American cities. But the heyday of train travel is now a piece of a bygone era. We’ll talk this hour about the demise of America’s railroads – and...
Watching The Detectives
[2014-07-22 13:00:00] When missing persons cases go cold, a budding community of amateur detectives is taking on challenge. We’ll talk this hour about how the Internet is fueling the world of DIY CSI with Deborah Halber. Her new book isThe Skeleton...
New Thinking On Delusions
[2014-07-22 12:00:00] Traditionally, delusions have been considered a biological disorder caused by misfiring neurons. But new research is finding that outside influences also play a role. We’ll find out this hour about how the social world...
Diamonds Are Forever
[2014-07-21 13:00:00] Diamonds represent wealth, love and other enduring ideas across cultures. This hour, we’ll talk about how those characteristics became associated with these polished rocks with Susan Falls, who teaches anthropology at Savannah...
On The Brain
[2014-07-21 12:00:00] The history of neuroscience is littered with discoveries made through the misfortune of others. This hour, we’ll talk about how injuries, diseases and other calamities have helped scientists understand the brain with Sam Kean.His...
The Road Less Traveled
[2014-07-17 13:00:00] As her twentysomething friends were getting married and having kids, Kristin Newman was busy seeing the world.We’ll talk to the sitcom writer about taking the unconventional route through early adulthood, which she writes about...
Our Crossword Fascination
[2014-07-17 12:00:00] The first modern crossword puzzle appeared in theNew York Worldon Dec. 21, 1913. And in the century that’s passed, crossword puzzles have become a daily habit for generations of newspaper readers. We’ll talk this hour about the...
After Death, A Helping Hand
[2014-07-16 13:00:00] When people die at home, “removers” are called in to take the body to the morgue. We’ll talk this hour about a job that at times can be grizzly, poignant and comedic with Andrew Meredith. He’s the author ofThe Removers: A...
Something Smells Fishy
[2014-07-16 12:00:00] More than 90 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported. We’ll talk this hour about why a nation bordered by two oceans gets its fish from other countries with Paul Greenberg. His new book isAmerican Catch: The Fight for...
In Schools, Segregation Remains
[2014-07-15 13:00:00] Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. So why are America’s schools looking more and more racially divided? We’ll talk this hour about the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the...
The Arab Youth Movement
[2014-07-15 12:00:00] When the Arab Spring took over parts of the Middle East in 2011, some Westerners began to think more optimistically about the region. We’ll find out this hour if that optimism is justified with Juan Cole, author ofThe New Arabs:...
[2014-07-14 13:00:00] As China emerges as a global power, Chinese Americans are also becoming forces in U.S. business and culture. This hour, we’ll talk about what it means to be a Chinese American today with Eric Liu, author ofA Chinaman’s Chance:...
The Tangled Webs We Weave
[2014-07-14 12:00:00] In the Internet Age, separating fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult. This hour, we’ll talk about how governments, corporations and individuals distort the truth to serve their needs with Charles Lewis of the...
Dallas' Place In Music History
[2014-07-10 13:00:00] In the first half of the 20thCentury, Dallas was a hotbed of musical innovation, with jazz, blues and country artists all coming to town to lay down influential recordings.We’ll talk this hour about Dallas’ musical past and...
Texas' National Parks
[2014-07-10 12:00:00] The National Park Service oversees 59 national parks, as well as numerous monuments and other recreational and historic sites. We’ll talk this hour about Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Big Bend National Park and other Texas...
Your Guide To Summer Travel
[2014-07-09 13:00:00] Summer is here, and vacation is on the brain. We’ll talk this hour about budget-friendly travel, emerging destinations and places you can visit on a whim with Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of Frommer’s guidebooks.
Learning To Lead
[2014-07-09 12:00:00] People with charisma and magnetism are masters of using personal connections to accomplish their goals. We’ll talk this hour about how we can become better leaders with John Neffinger, co-author ofCompelling People: The Hidden...
North Texas' Startup Boom
[2014-07-08 13:00:00] North Texas is proving to be fertile ground for people with great ideas to start businesses. We’ll talk this hour to a trio of local entrepreneurs who’ve successfully navigated the start-up world to learn about the advantages our...
The Malleable Mind
[2014-07-08 12:00:00] How do physical experiences unconsciously affect our decision making? We’ll find out this hour with Dr. Thalma Lobel, an expert on human behavior. Her new book isSensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence(Atria Books).
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