The Crimes Of Tomorrow03/03/15
[2015-03-03 13:00:00] As technology undoubtedly makes our lives better, it's also easy to envision a future of illegal firearms created by 3D printers and drones carrying contraband across borders. This hour, we'll talk about the dangers brought about...
Helping Kids Creatively
[2015-03-03 12:00:00] When kids get in trouble with the law, the arts have proved to be a valuable tool in returning many of them to the straight and narrow. This hour, we'll talk to Lisa Schmidt of Big Thought and Dallas County Chief Juvenile...
[2015-03-02 13:00:00] Foods rich in vitamins have become synonymous with healthful eating. This hour, we'll talk about the history of hyping vitamins – and why the vitamin section of food labels doesn't tell the whole story – with Catherine Price,...
Marriage Equality In Texas
[2015-03-02 12:00:00] In the coming months, Texas should find out if it will join the 37 other states that recognize same-sex marriages. This hour, we'll talk about how changing the marriage law could change the state's culture with Pamela Colloff....
Inside 'The Glass Castle'
[2015-02-26 13:00:00] In September, Jeannette Walls' memoir, The Glass Castle, was one of seven books suspended by the Highland Park school district. This hour, we'll talk to her about the book – which has since been put back on the district's reading...
A Conversation With David Axelrod
[2015-02-26 12:00:00] As one of Barack Obama's chief political strategists, David Axelrod was instrumental in his election to the presidency. This hour, we'll talk to Axelrod about his transition from Chicago newspaperman to the ultimate political...
Writing About War
[2015-02-25 13:00:00] Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned a Purple Heart for his service. This hour, we’ll talk about how those years spent in a warzone informed his debut novel,Green on Blue(Scribner), which...
Dissecting the Earned Income Tax Credit
[2015-02-25 12:00:00] When a poor person gets a low-wage job, that employment also brings in additional money in the form of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. This hour, as part of KERA’s series One Crisis Away: Inside a Neighborhood,...
The Allure of Acting
[2015-02-24 13:00:00] With Hollywood’s awards season just wrapped, we’ve spent a lot of time recently applauding actors. This hour, we’ll talk about the art of acting – and what we can learn from playing characters ourselves – with David Thomson,...
Taking Down The Taliban
[2015-02-24 12:00:00] As CIA station chief for Islamabad, Robert Grenier organized the covert operations aimed at defeating the Taliban in Afghanistan. This hour, we’ll talk to him about the many challenges involved in fighting a terrorist...
What ISIS Is After
[2015-02-23 13:00:00] Each day brings increasingly disturbing news as ISIS wreaks havoc on the Middle East. This hour, we’ll talk about what the organization is actually trying to accomplish with Graeme Wood, who explores the question in the current...
Fact In The Age Of Opinion
[2015-02-23 12:00:00]Between climate change deniers and the anti-vaccination crowd, science is increasingly being dismissed. This hour, we’ll talk to science writer Joel Achenbach about why data is less definitive in a world more interested in...
Handicapping The Oscars
[2015-02-19 13:00:00] Boyhood and Birdman are considered front runners for the best picture Oscar. But could The Grand Budapest Hotel or another dark horse sneak spoil the party? This hour, we’ll preview the 87th Academy Awards with Julie Hoyt Fisk of...
Young Women In Politics
[2015-02-19 12:00:00] Less than 30 percent of Texas state senators are women. And the percentage is even lower in the Texas House. This hour, we’ll talk about boosting those numbers with Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker and Anne Moses, founder of...
Working In A Warzone
[2015-02-18 13:00:00] Lynsey Addario’s job as a war photographer has taken her to Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Libya and other areas of conflict around the world. This hour, we’ll talk to her about why she consistently runs toward trouble, which she...
Viva La (American) Revolution
[2015-02-18 12:00:00] The story of our nation’s founding is passed along through books, museum exhibitions, Revolutionary War re-enactors, movies and more. This hour, we’ll talk about how those varied interpretations expose our conflicted feelings...
The Ideal Office
[2015-02-17 13:00:00] Forty hours or more is a long time to spend at the office. This hour, we’ll talk about we can make the most of our working lives with Ron Friedman, author of The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an...
The Limits Of Political Correctness
[2015-02-17 12:00:00]Do gestures of political correctness help us get along? Or does the pressure to avoid offending a group of people actually undermine our hopes for understanding? This hour, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of PC-culture with...
The Italian Influence On America
[2015-02-16 13:00:00] In the late 19th Century, Italians were part of one of the largest immigration waves in American history. This hour, we’ll talk about the Italian influence on American life and culture with John Maggio, writer and producer of The...
Grading Our Schools
[2015-02-16 12:00:00] Taxpayers and policymakers expect the school districts they fund to properly educate our nation’s youth. This hour, we’ll talk about school accountability – and whether there are better ways to monitor our education system – with...
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