Why We Eat Together11/26/14
[2014-11-25 13:00:00] Gathering around a common table nightly – or even once a week – seems quaint in our fast-moving world. Ahead of our yearly feast, we’ll talk this hour about why the tradition of family dinners still has a place in our busy lives...
[2014-11-25 12:00:00] Today’s American children are the most-vaccinated generation in history. And that increase in immunization is not without its critics. We’ll talk this hour about how politics and social concerns have directed medical policy with...
Encouraging Women In Science
[2014-11-24 13:00:00] Women earn more college and graduate degrees than men. And yet they make up only about a quarter of the science workforce. This hour, we’ll talk about how gender bias is affecting research – and by extension women’s health – with...
The Pilgrim's Struggle
[2014-11-24 12:00:00] The first British colonists in the New World faced constant battles with hunger, disease and harsh landscapes. This hour, we’ll talk about how conquering these obstacles transformed the pilgrims culturally with historian Malcolm...
The Legacy of National Geographic Photographers
[2014-11-20 13:00:00] For more than 100 years, National Geographic magazine has featured photojournalism that takes readers to the far reaches of the globe. This hour, we’ll talk about how photographers capture these images with National Geographic...
Natural Treatments For ADHD
[2014-11-20 12:00:00] Eleven percent of kids ages 4-17 suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This hour, we’ll talk about the root causes of A.D.H.D., the limits of Adderall and Ritalin, and how simple solutions can sometimes be the...
A Chat With Author Susan Orlean
[2014-11-19 13:00:00] Susan Orlean is the best-selling author of The Orchid Thief and a staff writer for The New Yorker. This hour, we’ll talk to her about her prolific career as both an author and journalist ahead of her appearance in town Thursday...
Assimilating Immigrant Students
[2014-11-19 12:00:00] Generation One, part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, looks at the challenges faced by immigrant children. This hour, we’ll talk to a panel of North Texas school administrators charged with assessing the educational needs...
The Psychology Of Disease
[2014-11-18 13:00:00] In our culture, people battling certain diseases are seen as heroic, while others can be viewed as somehow morally lacking. This hour, we’ll talk about the psychology of disease – and why we feel compelled to judge those who are...
Riding The Economic Rollercoaster
[2014-11-18 12:00:00] From the 1950s until 2000, America enjoyed fairly stable economic growth. But the economy has been a lot shakier since the Great Recession of 2008. We’ll talk this hour about why these rapid fluctuations might be here to stay...
The Limits Of Time In A Speedy World
[2014-11-17 13:00:00] Technological innovations are often designed to make tasks faster and more efficient. And yet it often feels like the more things quicken, the less time we actually have. This hour, we’ll talk about our culture’s need for speed...
Helping Kids After Abuse
[2014-11-17 12:00:00] Removing children from abusive situations is the first step in turning their lives around. And placing them in the right environment is key to their long-term success. This hour, we’ll talk about how to care for kids after the...
The Life Of Joan Of Arc
[2014-11-13 13:00:00] Joan of Arc’s heroism has inspired historians, artists and everyday folks alike for more than 500 years. This hour, we’ll get to know the Maid of Orleans with Kathryn Harrison, author of Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured. Harrison...
A Nation Of Anxiety
[2014-11-13 12:00:00] With the threat of terrorism, financial meltdowns and cyber warfare, the last decade has been an uneasy time in American history. This hour, we’ll talk about how the leaders we elect both help us and hinder us during tough times...
On Faith And Fighting
[2014-11-12 13:00:00] Religions around the world are thought to be sources of peacefulness, yet the history of religion is riddled with violence. This hour, we’ll talk about the intersection of worship and war with Karen Armstrong, author of Fields of...
A Chat With DPD Chief David Brown
[2014-11-12 12:00:00] Dallas Police Chief David Brown is a 30-year veteran of the DPD. This hour, we’ll talk to him about how race factors into law enforcement ahead of the national Facing Race conference taking place in Dallas this weekend.
Some Gave All
[2014-11-11 13:00:00] A 14-acre plot in Arlington National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for many of those killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Veterans Day, we’ll learn what a tour of these gravesites can teach us about our...
[2014-11-11 12:00:00] When Americans headed to California for the Gold Rush, they sought to remake the Golden State into their own version of paradise – which included lots and lots of trees. Some expanded the redwood forests in the north while others...
The Makings Of The Modern World
[2014-11-10 13:00:00] Simple inventions like eyeglasses, clocks and air conditioning are taken for granted on a daily basis. And yet it’s hard to imagine life without them. This hour, we’ll explore the unlikely origins of these necessities with Steven...
StoryCorps Comes To Dallas
[2014-11-10 12:00:00] On Nov. 20, StoryCorps will park its MobileBooth at the AT&T Performing Arts Center to begin a monthlong mission of recording the stories of everyday Americans. This hour, we’ll talk to StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about the...
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