How To Write A Novel (In A Month!)10/29/14
[2014-10-29 13:00:00] November is National Novel Writing Month. This hour, we’ll learn why we’re just four weeks away from our first book with Chris Baty, author of No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days.
Tiny Particles, Big Impact
[2014-10-29 12:00:00] Neutrinos are one of the smallest particles in existence – more than 100,000 billion of them pass through us each second. This hour, we’ll talk to SMU physicist Thomas E. Coan about his current study of these subatomic...
A Master Of War
[2014-10-28 12:00:00] As a Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson was on the losing side of the Civil War. But 150 years later, he’s still considered one of the nation’s great military minds. This hour, we’ll get to know the man who nearly brought the...
[2014-10-28 12:00:00] In one week, Texans will go to the polls to elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other offices. This hour, we’ll check in on the key races both in North Texas and around the state with KERA’s Shelley...
A Chat With Jodi Picoult
[2014-10-27 13:00:00] Jodi Picoult’s best-selling novels include Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart. This hour, we’ll talk to her about her latest effort, Leaving Time, which focuses on a woman’s search for her missing mother. Picoult speaks tonight...
A Papel Primer
[2014-10-27 12:00:00] Since his election last year, Pope Francis has focused on building a more inclusive Catholic Church. This hour, we’ll talk about his plans to modernize the 2,000 year-old institution with Elisabetta Piqué, Vatican correspondent...
Reel Talk On Race
[2014-10-23 13:00:00] In the upcoming movie Dear White People, a riot breaks out on an Ivy League campus when four black students object to an African-American-themed party thrown by their white classmates. This hour, we’ll talk about what the satire...
[2014-10-23 12:00:00] Corporations know that sound is an effective, non-verbal way to convey ideas. This hour, we’ll talk about how everyone from car companies to restaurants to filmmakers use sound to subtly plant ideas in our brains with composer...
[2014-10-22 13:00:00] On Thursday, an international collection of urban planners, architects, city officials and civic leaders will gather in Dallas for a conference called “What Makes a City: Character and Calling, What Does Dallas Want to Be?” This...
The Birth Of Birth Control
[2014-10-22 12:00:00] The introduction of birth control pills in the early 1960′s changed the way we think about sex, marriage and gender roles in society. This hour, we’ll get to know the people who were instrumental in making the pill a reality with...
Second Guessing Optimism
[2014-10-21 13:00:00] When faced with tough tasks, we’re often told to keep a positive attitude. But new research shows that all that optimism may actually be standing in the way of accomplishing our goals. This hour, we’ll talk about how focusing on...
Art And Energy
[2014-10-21 12:00:00] Throughout human history, our struggle to survive has forced us to think creatively. This hour, we’ll talk about how discoveries of new energy sources have had profound effects on art and culture with Barry Lord. He writes about...
Friends Of A Feather
[2014-10-20 13:00:00] Tree-lined streets and plentiful parks make the suburbs an attractive option for a variety of birds. This hour, we’ll talk about how we can better accommodate our winged neighbors with John M. Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife...
A History Of The Human Race
[2014-10-20 12:00:00] Our ancestors may be long gone, but they live on in us through our DNA. This hour, we’ll talk about how we are defined both by our genes and by the lives our predecessors lived with Christine Kenneally, author of The Invisible...
Harry Shearer: A Comedic Legacy
[2014-10-16 13:00:00] For nearly 40 years, Harry Shearer has been making us laugh on screens big (This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) and small (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons). This hour, we’ll talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in...
The Growth Of Vegetarianism
[2014-10-16 12:00:00] In the not-too-distant past, vegetarianism was seen as an extreme dietary practice. But today, vegetarians are no longer stuck with salads and pasta when they go out to eat. This hour, we’ll talk about how our culture has come to...
Mapping The U.S.
[2014-10-15 13:00:00] A careful look at antique maps reveals plenty about how America has changed as it has expanded. We’ll talk this hour about what we can learn from maps with University of Texas at Arlington special collections curator Ben Huseman;...
A Family Affair
[2014-10-15 12:00:00] In the documentary Mimi and Dona, Mimi is a Dallas nonagenarian who cares for her mentally challenged daughter, Dona. The pair have lived together for more than 60 years, but with Mimi’s advancing age, she faces the unthinkable:...
From Farm To The Garbage
[2014-10-14 13:00:00] An estimated one-third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted somewhere between the farm and our dinner plates. That’s at a cost of $162 billion in the United States alone. This hour, we’ll talk about the...
[2014-10-14 12:00:00] This weekend, a health-care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas became the first person infected with Ebola on American soil. This hour, we’ll talk about the intersection of health care and the law with...
- Dallas, TX
3000 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75201800-933-5372