The Contributions Of Creatives01/29/15
[2015-01-28 13:00:00] People working in creative fields have been among the hardest hit by the recent economic instability. This hour, we’ll talk about the artist’s place in society – and why we all suffer when there are fewer of them – with Scott...
Inside A WWII Interment Camp
[2015-01-29 13:00:00] During World War II, the small South Texas town of Crystal City was home to a secret internment camp. It housed immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as their American-born children. This hour, we’ll talk about what...
Living With Arthritis
[2015-01-29 12:00:00] More than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. This hour, we’ll talk about current research into the condition – and about the most effective remedies doctors recommend – with Ann Palmer, CEO of the Arthritis Foundation,...
Out Of Africa
[2015-01-28 12:00:00] Alexandra Fuller is the author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Scribbling the Cat – memoirs about her life in Africa. In her newest book, she writes about the painful details of her divorce and about being pulled...
The Rise Of Measles
[2015-01-27 13:00:00] At least 68 people have been diagnosed with measles since the beginning of the year. This hour, we’ll talk about how the outbreak may be linked to the anti-vaccination movement in American with Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor of...
Secrets and Security
[2015-01-27 12:00:00] As more and more of our national security depends on intelligence gathering, an increasing number of strategic decisions are being made behind closed doors. This hour, we’ll talk about how Americans know less than ever about the...
[2015-01-26 13:00:00] Learning how to cultivate passion in daily life can be the difference between a boring existence and living life to the fullest. This hour, we’ll learn how we can live a more inspired life with Gregg LeVoy, author of Vital Signs:...
[2015-01-26 12:00:00] Millions of Americans have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. But that doesn’t mean everything in the world of healthcare is fixed. This hour, we’ll talk to Steven Brill about the problems that still plague the...
The Impact Of Blasts On The Brain
[2015-01-22 12:00:00] Thousands of U.S. combat personnel have suffered brain trauma caused by blast force. This hour, we’ll talk about how that physical and psychological damage affects veterans with Caroline Alexander, whose story “The Invisible War...
Gauging Group Dynamics
[2015-01-21 13:00:00] Making decisions as a group is supposed to ensure buy-in from everyone involved. In practice, though, that’s often not the case. And on top of that, group decisions frequently do not lead to the best solutions. This hour, we’ll...
Redefining The Dictionary
[2015-01-21 12:00:00] Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged is the go-to source for lexicographers. Now that the company is working on a fourth edition, questions have arisen about what a 21st Century dictionary should look...
What It's Like To Be Poor
[2015-01-20 13:00:00] Members of America’s middle and upper classes have preconceived notions about what it means to be poor. This hour, as part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, we’ll talk about what going without is really like with Linda...
Why We're Nice
[2015-01-20 12:00:00] For groups to function well, there needs to be a certain level of unselfishness among its members. This hour, we’ll talk about how humans developed concern for the welfare of others – and about the potential downsides of...
Art And The Afterlife
[2015-01-15 13:00:00] The idea of life after death has been a fertile creative space for artists through the centuries. This hour, we’ll talk about modern concepts of heaven, hell, purgatory and other post-life possibilities with Baylor University...
[2015-01-15 12:00:00] The letter Martin Luther King wrote from his Birmingham jail cell is considered a masterpiece of American moral argument. This hour, we’ll delve deeply into King’s thought process with Barnard College professor Jonathan Rieder,...
Life Without A Net
[2015-01-14 13:00:00] So much of our environment is dedicated to keeping us safe. But do those governors on everyday activities keep us from living a fuller life? This hour, we’ll explore the merits of gambling a little with our well-being with Amy...
Poverty And The Brain
[2015-01-14 12:00:00] Growing up in poverty can negatively affect the wiring – and even the physical dimensions – of a child’s brain. This hour, we’ll talk about how interventions during the middle school years can reverse those changes with Dr....
Earthquakes In Dallas
[2015-01-13 13:00:00] North Texas has witnessed at least a dozen earthquakes since the start of 2015. This hour, we’ll talk about what might be causing these frequent tremors – and whether we should be worried – with SMU seismologists Dr. Brian Stump...
Thanksgiving For Wallflowers
[2014-11-26 13:00:00] The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year you say? Try telling that to the wallflowers among us forced into mindless chit chat at family functions and office Christmas parties. This hour, we’ll talk about how...
Prose On The Prairie
[2014-12-01 13:00:00] Laura Ingalls Wilder brought the pioneer experience to life for millions of readers. This hour, we’ll learn about how her personal encounters with the American frontier informed those stories with Pamela Smith Hill, editor of...
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