The Gangster Gat07/30/15
[2015-07-30 13:00:00] Seemingly every classic gangster film of the 1930s featured a tough guy clinging to the side of a getaway car while filling the streets with bullets from his Tommy gun. This hour, we'll talk about John Thompson's original intent...
The Aftermath Of Sandra Bland
[2015-07-30 12:00:00] When Sandra Bland, a black motorist, was pulled over by a state trooper in Waller County, Texas, the confrontation escalated quickly. This hour, we'll talk about the relationship between African Americans and law enforcement with...
Frame By Frame
[2015-07-29 13:00:00] Matthew Diffee's cartoons have routinely made the pages of The New Yorker for more than a decade. This hour, we'll talk with Diffee about what separates the comics that make it in from the ones that don't – and about packing the...
The Return Of Harper Lee
[2015-07-29 12:00:00] Earlier this month, HarperCollins published Go Set a Watchman, the novel Harper Lee called the "parent" of To Kill a Mockingbird. This hour, we'll talk about how the book has us reconsidering Atticus Finch and the rest of the...
Fakers, Forgers And Frauds
[2015-07-28 13:00:00] Art auctions continue to set records for the sales of masterworks. And all that money changing hands is irresistible to con men. This hour, we'll talk about some of history's most notorious scams – and how they were pulled off –...
25 Years Of The ADA
[2015-07-28 12:00:00] The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination of millions of disabled Americans. Nearly 25 years to the day of President George H.W. Bush signing the ADA, we'll talk this hour about its unlikely path from idea to...
Rebooting An Aging Mind
[2015-07-27 13:00:00] When Patricia Marx's age was beginning to betray her memory, she decided to be proactive. This hour, we'll talk to the New Yorker staff writer about her humorous search for ways to curb the mind's decline, which she writes about...
How Identical Twins Became Fraternal
[2015-07-27 12:00:00] Imagine being separated at birth from your identical twin and raised alongside your assumed fraternal twin. That's exactly what happened to four infants in Colombia. This hour, we'll talk about how decades later the young men...
The Parenting Paradox
[2015-07-23 13:00:00] As parents, we do our best to raise our children. And sometimes, the toughest thing to do is to take a step back and allow the kids to figure things out for themselves. This hour, we'll talk about how we can be better parents...
The Life Of A Speechwriter
[2015-07-23 12:00:00] The job of a speechwriter involves finding the delicate balance between telling the whole truth and getting out the message a politician wants the public to know. This hour, we'll talk about that process with Barton Swaim, a...
Me Talk Pretty One Day
[2015-07-22 13:00:00] English is an ever-evolving language, cobbled together from words and phrases taken from around the globe. This hour, we'll talk about common expressions and terms that may set off the language police with Ammon Shea, author of...
Forensic Anthropology And Fictional Adventures
[2015-07-22 12:00:00] The hero of Kathy Reichs' novels is Temperance Brennan, a character who, like Reichs, is a forensic anthropologist. This hour, we'll talk to Reichs about injecting her real-world experience into Temperance's fictional adventures,...
The Future Of Jobs
[2015-07-21 13:00:00] As more and more jobs are becoming automated, some workers are becoming obsolete. This hour, we'll talk about what that means for the future of our workforce with Derek Thompson, whose story "A World Without Work" appears in The...
Losing and Finding A Mind
[2015-07-21 12:00:00] When Clark Elliott suffered a concussion in 1999, his path to a professorship seemed impossible. This hour, we'll talk with him about how a pair of Chicago researchers helped him to regain his mental capacity, which he writes...
To Japan, With Love
[2015-07-20 13:00:00] Tracy Slater thought she had a clear plan for her life as an academic in Boston. But that was before she fell for a Japanese businessman and followed him to Osaka. This hour, we'll talk about how she adapted to the cultural...
The Two-Dad Dynamic
[2015-07-20 12:00:00] More than 100,000 same-sex couples nationwide are also parents. This hour, we'll talk specifically about two-dad households with Aaron Goodfellow, author of Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship (Fordham...
How North Texas Is Banking On Health Tech
[2015-07-16 13:00:00] North Texas is a hotbed for tech startups – particularly in the health field. This hour, we'll talk about how technology is making many of us healthier (and some of us richer) with Naveen Khan, CEO of PTPal; Hubert Zajicek, CEO...
What We Know Now of Pluto
[2015-07-16 12:00:00] This week, the New Horizons probe finally executes its flyby of Pluto after leaving Earth in 2006. This hour, we'll talk about what the probe has learned with Mike Brown, a professor of planetary astronomy at California Institute...
The Emerging Technology of Telemedicine
[2015-07-15 13:00:00] Anyone who's woken up sick and tried to get in to see a doctor knows well how frustrating the process can be. This hour, we'll talk about the present and future of telemedicine with Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, Associate Professor of...
How A Bionic Suit Helped Amanda Walk Again
[2015-07-15 12:00:00] Amanda Boxtel is one of the 6 million people nationwide who suffers from some form of paralysis. This hour, we'll talk to her about regaining the ability to walk through a bionic exoskeleton, which she writes about in the current...
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