• Memories Of A Mormon Missionary MP3

    [2014-10-13 13:00:00] Each year, thousands of Mormons set off on two-year missions to spread the word of their church. This hour, we’ll talk about the wide array of reactions they receive after knocking on those doors with Craig Harline. The one-time missionary writes about his experiences in Way Below the Angels: The Pretty Clearly Troubled But Not Even Close to Tragic Confessions of a Real Live Mormon Missionary.

    13.10.2014

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  • Antibiotics' Dark Side MP3

    [2014-10-13 12:00:00] Antibiotics save lives every day. But new research shows that these drugs may also be harming us through the food we eat. This hour, we’ll talk about why some scientists are warning that we may soon lose the power of antibiotics with Frontline correspondent David Hoffman. His reporting on the topic is included in Frontline: The Trouble With Antibiotics, which airs Tuesday at 9 on KERA-TV.

    13.10.2014

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  • Energy And Opportunity MP3

    [2013-06-27 13:00:00] Could America see energy independence within our lifetimes? We’ll talk about the possibilities in oil and gas production this hour with energy expert Michael Levi, senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book is “The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle For America’s Future (Oxford 2013.)”

    27.06.2013

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  • America's Most Divided Landscape MP3

    [2013-06-27 12:00:00] What can we learn by studying the difficult topography, cultural tension, and the darker side of wealth in the American Southwest? We’ll explore this hour with journalist and poet Rubén Martínez. His new book is “Desert America: A Journey Through Our Most Divided Landscape” (Picador, 2013).

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  • America's First Murder Mystery MP3

    [2013-06-26 13:00:00] Can the beginning of tabloid culture be traced to a high-profile murder in 1799 and two rivals’ quest to solve it? We’ll talk this hour with Paul Collins, assistant professor of English at Portland State University. His new book is “Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Myste...

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  • The World Through Arab Eyes MP3

    [2013-06-26 12:00:00] How might Arabs’ views on Americans affect both groups in the years to come? We’ll find out this hour with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and author of “The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East” (Basic Books, 2013).

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  • Wyatt Earp's Vigilante Life MP3

    [2013-06-25 13:00:00] How was the real Wyatt Earp different from the legend portrayed in Hollywood? We’ll talk this hour with Temple University historian Andrew Isenberg. His new book is “Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life” (Hill and Wang, 2013).

    25.06.2013

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  • 'Rape In The Fields' MP3

    [2013-06-25 12:00:00] What dangers do female migrant farm workers face as they work in fields and packing plants to provide for their families? We’ll talk this hour with Lowell Bergman, producer of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Rape in the Fields. The film airs tonight on KERA Channel 13 at 9 p.m.

    25.06.2013

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  • How To 'Fly', With Jeffrey Seller MP3

    [2013-06-24 13:00:00] What makes a musical truly magical? We’ll go behind the curtain this hour with producer Jeffrey Seller, who won Tony Awards for his work on Rent, Avenue Q and In The Heights. He’ll make his directorial debut at the Dallas Theater Center when Fly opens July 2nd.

    24.06.2013

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  • Obama and His Enemies MP3

    [2013-06-24 12:00:00] How did President Obama rise above his critics to win a second term? We’ll talk this hour with Jonathan Alter, who has covered eight presidential elections for outlets like Newsweek and NBC News. His new book is “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

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  • Rising Seas MP3

    [2013-06-20 13:00:00] How have rising sea levels affected human civilization in the past and how might we deal with the problem in the future? We’ll find out this hour with Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology at U.C. Santa Barbara. His new book is “The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels” (Bloomsbury Press, 2013).

    20.06.2013

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  • Cronkite's Letters Home MP3

    [2013-06-20 12:00:00] How did World War II shape the journalism career of a young Walter Cronkite? We’ll talk this hour with Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History at Hamilton College. He’s the co-author of the new book “Cronkite’s War: His World War II Letters Home” (National Geographic, 2013).

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  • The Possibility Dogs MP3

    [2013-06-19 13:00:00] Could service dogs change the mental health industry? We’ll find out this hour with Susannah Charleson, who rescues unwanted dogs and trains them to help people with psychiatric illnesses. Her new book is “The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of ‘Unadoptables’ Taught Me About Service, Hope, and Healing” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).

    19.06.2013

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  • The Richest Guy In The World MP3

    [2013-06-19 12:00:00] How can we keep money from owning our lives and is it possible to live more fully on fewer dollars? We’ll talk this hour with farmer and journalist Ben Hewitt. His new book is “Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money And Became The Richest Guy In The World” (Rodale Books, 2013).

    19.06.2013

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  • Keeping Our Kids Safe MP3

    [2013-06-18 13:00:00] How can we equip our kids to protect themselves if the worst should happen? We’ll find out this hour with psychologist Rebecca Bailey who worked with the family of kidnapping victim Jaycee Duggard. Bailey’s new book is “Safe Kids, Smart Parents: What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Children Safe” (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

    18.06.2013

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  • The Minutemen's Pursuit of America MP3

    [2013-06-18 12:00:00] Why do the Minutemen comb the border for undocumented immigrants? We’ll talk this hour with Harel Shapira, assistant professor of sociology at UT Austin. He spent time on the Arizona-Mexico border with the controversial paramilitary group for his new book “Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America” (Princeton University Press, 2013).

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  • Healthy Moms And Babies MP3

    [2013-06-13 13:00:00] What are the major concerns in childbirth as technology progresses? And how can parents keep babies healthy after they go home from the hospital? We’ll spend the hour with Dr. Eric G. Bing, Global Health Director for The George W. Bush Institute and Dr. Elizabeth Melendez, Interim Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program for Methodist Health Systems at Methodist Dallas...

    13.06.2013

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  • Sex, Love, and Politics MP3

    [2013-06-13 12:00:00] How can our experiences with love and sex inform our positions on gay marriage, religion and other public issues? We’ll find out this hour with advice columnist Dan Savage. His new book is “American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics” (Dutton, 2013).

    13.06.2013

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  • Dallas' Best Restaurants MP3

    [2013-06-12 13:00:00] What makes the most coveted eateries in Dallas worth the money, the wait and the hype? We’ll talk this hour with Nancy Nichols, D Magazine dining critic. She ranked the city’s elite dining spots in “The 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas” for the June issue.

    12.06.2013

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  • Humanity's Narrow Escape MP3

    [2013-06-12 12:00:00] Could the human race survive another species-erasing catastrophe like the Ice Age? We’ll talk this hour with science writer and editor Annalee Newitz. Her new book is “Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction” (Doubleday, 2013).

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