[2014-12-18 13:00:00] We’re most aware of our consumer culture during the holiday season. But many Americans are pushing back against the drive to acquire more stuff. This hour, we’ll talk about why Millennials are more inclined to rent, borrow and...
Oil And Politics: A History
[2014-12-18 12:00:00] In the first half of the 20th Century, a small group of North Texas oilmen bought property along the Gulf Coast and used their retreats to entertain the most powerful men in the world. This hour, we’ll learn how money and...
Why Are We Here?
[2014-12-17 13:00:00] Why are we here? It’s a profound question that philosophers have wrestled with for millennia. This hour, we’ll explore that existential question with Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson. His book The Meaning of...
America's Changing Face
[2014-12-17 12:00:00] Demographic trends suggest that America will soon be a country with no racial majority. This hour, we’ll learn why that’s great news for our economy and the overall health of the nation with William H. Frey, senior fellow in the...
Parenting Without Marriage
[2014-12-16 13:00:00] More than 50 percent of all births in America happen outside of wedlock. This hour, we’ll talk about the affect the trend is having on children, parents and society with Isabel V. Sawhill, senior fellow in Economic Studies at the...
The Best Books Of 2014
[2014-12-16 12:00:00] The time off around the holidays offers a rare chance to get caught up on our reading lists. This hour, we’ll talk about the books from 2014 that deserve your attention with a panel of local book reviewers.
[2014-12-15 13:00:00] A decade ago, we all got through our days without the help of iPhones. But it didn’t take long for us to become so attached that we habitually reach for them. This hour, we’ll talk about the subtle ways that companies install...
How To Blend A Family
[2014-12-15 12:00:00] When divorced or widowed parents remarry, they often must figure out the tricky task of becoming step-parents. This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for making one family out of two with Dr. George S. Glass. His new book is...
The Best Movies Of 2014
[2014-12-11 13:00:00] Each December, Hollywood packs movie theaters with more blockbusters and Oscar hopefuls that we see all year. This hour, we’ll talk about which ones are worth your time and ticket money with a panel of our favorite local movie...
Music To March To
[2014-12-11 12:00:00] African American music dating back to slavery forms the basis of the blues, rock ’n’ roll and jazz. This hour, we’ll learn about how the spirituals once sung in the fields evolved into the protest songs that paved the way for...
The Life Of Bob Hope
[2014-12-10 13:00:00] Bob Hope was known as much for entertaining people on stage and screen as he was for his vast philanthropic work and USO tours. This hour, we’ll get to know the man who made generations of Americans laugh with Time magazine’s...
Exploring Everyday Science
[2014-12-10 12:00:00] Science can feel like an undertaking reserved for people in lab coats looking into microscopes. And that attitude could be what’s standing in the way of more young people becoming scientists. This hour, we’ll talk about the...
Driven By Jealousy
[2014-12-09 13:00:00] Coveting what others have has been frowned upon going back to biblical times. But this hour, we’ll learn why this most selfish of emotions can actually be helpful with University of Calgary professor Peter Toohey. He writes about...
[2014-12-09 12:00:00] A midlife crisis hits plenty of people in their 40s. But new research is showing that happiness quickly increases in the years that follow. This hour, we’ll talk about the concept of the U-shaped happiness curve with Jonathan...
Inside North Korea
[2014-12-08 13:00:00] As a teacher of the children of North Korea’s ruling class, Suki Kim got a rare look at one of the world’s most isolated countries. This hour, we’ll talk to her about her experiences, which she writes about in her new memoir,...
Preparing For Disaster
[2014-12-08 12:00:00] Tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters can strike at any time. Emergency preparedness is the key to survival. This hour, we’ll talk about how we can be ready for the unexpected with John “Lofty” Wiseman, a veteran of the...
A Voice For Human Rights
[2014-12-04 13:00:00] Harry Wu spent 19 years in a Chinese labor camp for speaking out against the nation’s Communist party. After his release in 1979, he became an American citizen and a vocal human rights activist. We’ll talk to him about his...
Learning While They're Little
[2014-12-04 12:00:00] Today and Friday, Fort Worth is hosting a statewide summit on early learning. This hour, we’ll talk about how early childhood programs and elementary educators can better prepare kids for academic success with a panel of experts...
Given To Fly
[2014-12-03 13:00:00] The documentary Pelican Dreams follows a wayward pelican as it is rescued and rehabilitated. This hour, we’ll talk to the film’s director, Judy Irving, about what the film has to say about our relationship to the natural world...
The Lives Of Muslim Women
[2014-12-03 12:00:00] For women in Muslim-dominated societies, life can be restrictive. This hour, we’ll talk about the documentary Honor Diaries, which examines the issues that Islamic women face, with Raheel Raza. She’s the president of The Council...
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