No 'Guts' About It: Microbiology Explained04/23/15
[2015-04-23 13:00:00] Tiny microbes living in our bodies have an incredible ability to influence everything from our moods to our sleep patterns. This hour, we'll talk about how we can improve our health by taking better care of these microorganisms...
The Future of Pediatric Cancer Treatments
[2015-04-23 12:00:00] Immunotherapy and genetic sequencing are two of the more promising treatments for pediatric cancer currently in development. This hour, we'll talk about how these treatments might be helping kids in the coming years with Ted...
The Race To Save The Oceans
[2015-04-22 13:00:00] Between the waste we dump in the ocean and the endangered species we pull out of it, man is the greatest threat to underwater life. This hour, we'll hear about a rogue operation aimed at raising awareness of these harmful...
A Logophile's Dream
[2015-04-22 12:00:00] When public radio listeners have a question about language, they turn to the experts at A Way With Words for answers. This hour, we'll talk to the show's hosts, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, about the most common questions...
Making Others Take Notice
[2015-04-21 13:00:00] Eureka! You've had a brilliant idea! That idea, though, is fairly useless unless you can get others to buy into your brilliance. This hour, we'll talk about how to make a name for yourself by becoming a "thought leader" with...
A 'Colossal' Undertaking
[2015-04-21 12:00:00] With Colossal, the Dallas Theater Center has transformed the Wyly Theatre into a football field to tell the story of a college athlete struggling to overcome a devastating spinal injury. This hour, we'll talk about how the play...
You Are Not Your Alma Mater
[2015-04-20 13:00:00] It's that time of year when high school seniors pray for an acceptance letter to their dream college and start to get realistic about attending that safety school. This hour, we'll talk about why all of that stress is overblown...
The Happiness Habit
[2015-04-20 12:00:00] If happiness was easy, we'd all walk around every day with smiles on our faces. This hour, we'll talk about making happiness a habit – and the exercises you can use to train your brain – with Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo...
In The Shadow Of 'Giant'
[2015-04-16 13:00:00] Sixty years ago, the movie Giant became a big-screen classic and put the town of Marfa on the map. This hour, we'll talk about the film's lasting influence both on the culture and on the town's residents with Hector Galan,...
The Life Of The First Lady
[2015-04-16 12:00:00] Michelle Obama's rise from ambitious, working-class Chicago kid to Harvard Law School graduate to First Lady is the American Dream in action. This hour, we'll talk about her journey to the White House and the causes she's...
The Battle Over The Trinity Toll Road
[2015-04-15 13:00:00] Supporters of the proposed Trinity toll road say it will help traffic flow through one of Dallas' busiest areas. But opponents argue that the road is too expensive and an outdated solution. This hour, we'll talk about the pros...
Candice Bergen On Love And Life
[2015-04-15 12:00:00] Candice Bergen created one of television's iconic characters in playing the title role on Murphy Brown. This hour, we'll talk to her about her life and career, which she writes about in her new memoir, A Fine Romance (Simon &...
From Oops To Outer Space
[2015-04-14 13:00:00] The Hubble Telescope is considered one of NASA's greatest successes. But a tiny engineering mistake almost made it one of the space program's biggest failures. This hour, we'll talk to astrophysicist Mario Livio about how five...
The Science Of Sleep
[2015-04-14 12:00:00] When we don't get enough sleep, it's tough to concentrate, we struggle at work and our personal relationships suffer. This hour, we'll talk about how we can snooze more successfully with retired Cornell University psychology...
The Shame Game
[2015-04-13 12:00:00] In the social media age, when someone tells an off-color joke or makes another lapse in judgment, punishment comes swiftly. This hour, we'll talk about the collective rush to pounce on people's missteps with Jon Ronson, author of...
The Philosophy Of Philanthropy
[2015-04-09 13:00:00] The question of where to give your charitable dollars requires a lot of thought. Should you donate to a hospital or your house of worship? Your favorite museum or your alma mater? This hour, we'll talk about getting the biggest...
The Femur Of The Future
[2015-04-09 12:00:00] Nina Tandon is a pioneering researcher in the field of skeletal reconstruction. This hour, we'll talk about advances in growing bone tissue for patients needing bone repair, the focus of her company, EpiBone. Dr. Tandon is in...
One Tough Mother
[2015-04-08 13:00:00] Elaine Lowry Brye knows what it means to sacrifice for your country. After growing up in a military family, she married a service member, with whom she produced four future officers – one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force and...
The Voice Of Democracy
[2015-04-08 12:00:00] Aung San Suu Kyi is the leading pro-democracy voice in her native Myanmar. This hour, we'll talk about how the Nobel Prize winner emerged from 15 years of house arrest to lead her country's fight for liberty with Rena Pederson,...
Dreaming Of The Dream Act
[2015-04-07 13:00:00] For many children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, America is the only home they've ever known. Reality sets in, however, when they find it difficult to qualify for financial aid for college or to get a...
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