Call Of The Wild08/31/15
[2015-08-31 13:00:00] So much of our enjoyment of the outdoors comes from what we hear – the birds singing, the waves breaking, even the wind blowing through the trees. This hour, we'll talk about preserving nature's soundtrack with Bernie Krause,...
Depression In The Workplace
[2015-08-31 12:00:00] Dallas Country District Attorney Susan Hawk announced recently that she's taking a four-week leave of absence to seek treatment for severe depression. This hour, we'll talk about how depression is diagnosed and treated – and...
China's Effect On The U.S. Economy
[2015-08-27 13:00:00] Each day this week, economists have woken up and hoped for the best as they checked the news from China. This hour, we'll talk about how market volatility overseas influences our economy at home with Matthew P. Goodman, Senior...
The Nomadic Life
[2015-08-27 12:00:00] The Fulani are a nomadic people living in Mali who annually migrate across the country's dangerous savannah. Journalist Anna Badkhen embedded herself with a family of Fulani cowboys to document their centuries-old tradition. This...
Down And Out
[2015-08-26 13:00:00] As much as 40 percent of the homeless youth population nationwide is made up of LGBTQ kids. This hour, we'll talk about why these teens are prone to homelessness – and about how little is being done to help them – with Ryan Berg,...
Sex and the Law
[2015-08-26 12:00:00] Laws that address birth control, gay rights and other elements of sexuality frequently lag behind cultural mores. This hour, we'll talk about the dubious history of legislating sex with human rights lawyer Eric Berkowitz, author...
Life After Rape
[2015-08-25 13:00:00] In 2009, Monika Kørra was a sophomore track star at SMU when she was abducted on her way home from a party by three men and raped. This hour, she joins us to talk about her determination to make sure her attackers were punished –...
Following the Ivory Road
[2015-08-25 12:00:00] Poachers slaughter 30,000 African elephants each year to meet the worldwide demand for ivory. This hour, we'll talk about how GPS tracking devices are helping to crackdown on these crimes with Bryan Christy, who writes about the...
[2015-08-24 13:00:00] The United States imprisons more people than China and India put together. This hour, we'll talk about how a prison stay follows convicts even after they are released with Mary D. Looman, co-author of A Country Called Prison:...
New Orleans After Katrina
[2015-08-24 12:00:00] Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina blew into New Orleans, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. This hour, we'll talk about how the city preserved its vibrant culture and recovered from the disaster with Roberta...
Building A Mystery
[2015-08-20 13:00:00] The novel Black-Eyed Susans (Ballantine Books) centers on a young Texas woman who was a key witness in sending a murderer to death row. Years later, as the execution approaches, new questions arise over the killer's possible...
The Ethical Consumer
[2015-08-20 12:00:00] Many of our everyday purchases are made without giving much thought to the businesses we're supporting. Yet the more we know about how a company operates – and even the political leanings of its C.E.O. – the more those purchases...
Charting A Career Path
[2015-08-19 13:00:00] A decade or more into our careers, many of us might be wondering how we got here. This hour, we'll talk about how to develop a plan for our working lives that gets us to the jobs we want with Rice University adjunct strategy...
Teaching Without Preaching
[2015-08-19 12:00:00] Public schools aren't allowed to encourage students to pursue religion. Yet so much of navigating a diverse world requires an understanding of other people's beliefs. This hour, we'll talk about how to prepare students without...
GMO (Oh No!)
[2015-08-18 13:00:00] Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe it's unsafe to eat genetically modified foods. That's according to a survey conducted last year by the Pew Research Center. This hour, we'll talk with William Saletan about why so many of us...
The Rights of Refugees
[2015-08-18 12:00:00] Applying for asylum in the United States is a herculean task. Refugees must provide interpreters, documentation, legal representation and other resources that are difficult for someone fleeing another country to obtain. This...
The Lives Of Dolphins
[2015-08-17 13:00:00] Dolphins share a number of traits with humans – they get emotional, have self-awareness and even form cliques. This hour, we'll talk about what we can learn from dolphins – and about how we can better care for them – with Susan...
The Case For And Against College
[2015-08-17 12:00:00] Many of the spring's high school graduates are packing their bags this month and heading off to college. And for some, the better financial move would've been to just stay home. This hour, we'll talk about getting the best bang...
Rethinking The Bomb
[2015-08-13 13:00:00] Seventy years ago this month, the U.S. decimated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs. At the time, the bombings were viewed as a quick – and even lifesaving – end to World War II. This hour, we'll talk...
The Voting Rights Act – 50 Years Later
[2015-08-13 12:00:00] The passage of the Voting Rights Act is one of the signature moments of the Civil Right movement. Fifty years later, though, new voting restrictions are making it difficult for some Americans to cast their ballots. This hour,...
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