The Evolution Of Television News07/02/15
[2015-07-02 13:00:00] With cable networks and the 24-hour news cycle, televised news is constantly evolving. This hour, we'll talk about the line between news and entertainment – and if the nightly news is still relevant – with California State...
One Radio Host, Two Dancers
[2015-07-02 12:00:00] For his live show, Ira Glass made it his mission to combine art forms that "have no business being together – dance and radio." This hour, we'll talk about the making of One Radio Host, Two Dancers with the This American Life...
Spies Spying Spies
[2015-07-01 13:00:00] For three years, American Naveed Jamali filtered sensitive information to a Russian spymaster. What the Russians didn't know was that Jamali was doing this work as a double-agent working for his native country. This hour, we'll...
From Lawyer to Desert Diplomat
[2015-07-01 12:00:00] Robert Jordan was a Dallas attorney with no diplomatic experience when in the spring of 2001, President George W. Bush picked him to become the nation's ambassador to Saudi Arabia. This hour, we'll talk to him about the role he...
Unthinkable Racism In Recent History
[2015-06-30 13:00:00] At the turn of the 20th century, a young Congolese man was included in an anthropology exhibit at the World's Fair before being put on display in the New York Zooligical Gardens' Monkey House. This hour, we'll talk about how such...
Social Action, Offscreen
[2015-06-30 12:00:00] Technology is often considered the cure-all for what ails us. And a lack of access to technology could be one of the reasons why the world's poor remain that way. This hour, we'll talk about why personal connections are the key...
The Origins Of Middle East Unrest
[2015-06-29 13:00:00] In the final days of the Ottoman Empire, Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in relative peace in the Middle East. This hour, we'll travel back in time a little more than a century with filmmaker Ben Loeterman to talk about how...
Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal
[2015-06-29 12:00:00] On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This hour, we'll talk about what the ruling means for gay couples with Mark Pharris and Victor Holmes, the Plano men who were among the...
The Drinking Life
[2015-06-25 13:00:00] For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was the fuel that transformed her into the outgoing, up-for-anything person she thought she wanted to be. This hour, we'll talk to her about the evolution of her drinking, which she writes about in her...
[2015-06-25 12:00:00] Nothing ventured, nothing gained – it's a philosophy that's paid dividends for some people willing to gamble a bit with their careers. This hour, we'll talk about why you might be sorry in playing it safe with Anne Kreamer,...
DISD After Mike Miles
[2015-06-24 13:00:00] On Tuesday, Mike Miles stepped down as DISD superintendent after nearly three years on the job. This hour, we'll talk to him about the ups and downs of his tenure – and what the district needs in its next superintendent.
Our Races, Ourselves
[2015-06-24 12:00:00] What does it mean to identify as a particular race? It's a question that's captivated the country in the wake of Rachel Dolezal stepping down as head of the Spokane NAACP. This hour, we'll talk about the role that race plays in...
Uncovering Nudism In America
[2015-06-23 13:00:00] Public nudity – it all seems so ... European. Still, an American nudist movement has thrived stateside since the 1920s. This hour, we'll talk about how we think about nudity relates to how we perceive morality, sexuality, gender...
Experiences Of Homeless Students
[2015-06-23 12:00:00] Homeless students must deal with the everyday pressures of school while also worrying about where they'll sleep when they leave the classroom. This hour, as part of the KERA's American Graduate series "Homeless in High School,"...
How The Internet Hijacked The Music Biz
[2015-06-22 13:00:00] Among the many businesses forever changed by the Internet is the recording industry. This hour, we'll talk to Stephen Witt about the pirates, moguls and computer programmers who digitized the musical landscape, the subject of How...
Helping Transgender Youth Transition
[2015-06-22 12:00:00] Transgender children are forced to face the challenges of fitting in at school as they struggle with finding their identity. This hour, we'll talk about how these kids are being helped locally with Dr. Ximena Lopez, Medical...
Beyond Picky Eating
[2015-06-18 13:00:00] It's one thing for kids to push their broccoli around their plates and quite another when they seem to be eating almost nothing at all. This hour, we'll talk about strategies for dealing with anxiety, low appetite and other...
Liberating Women In The Middle East
[2015-06-18 12:00:00] In patriarchal societies of the Middle East, many women are still treated as second-class citizens. This hour, we'll talk about how culture and religion can hold women back with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, author of...
Redheads, Then And Now
[2015-06-17 13:00:00] Through the ages, red hair has suggested different cultural roles – from firebrand to clown. This hour, we'll talk about the symbolic and scientific evolution of red hair with Jacky Colliss Harvey, author of Red: A History of the...
Caring For Mom And Dad
[2015-06-17 12:00:00] As Americans are living longer than ever, senior citizens are requiring care that can last decades. This hour, we'll talk with Ai-jen Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations, about how we can better look after older...
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