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  • America’s First Murder Mystery MP3

    Hour 2:        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 Sensation...

    26.06.2013

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    26.06.2013

  • The World Through Arab Eyes MP3

    Hour 1:        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).

    26.06.2013

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    26.06.2013

  • ‘Rape In The Fields’ MP3

    Hour 1:           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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    25.06.2013

  • Wyatt Earp’s Vigilante Life MP3

    Hour 2:          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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    25.06.2013

  • How To ‘Fly,’ With Jeffrey Seller MP3

    Hour 2:               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. Find more info and tickets here.

    24.06.2013

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    24.06.2013

  • Obama and His Enemies MP3

    Hour 1:            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).

    24.06.2013

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    24.06.2013

  • The Possibility Dogs MP3

    Hour 2:          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, 2...

    19.06.2013

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    19.06.2013

  • Healthy Moms And Babies MP3

    Hour 2:            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 Meth...

    13.06.2013

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    13.06.2013

  • Sex, Love, and Politics MP3

    Hour 1:              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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    13.06.2013

  • Doctors’ Feelings, In Practice MP3

    Hour 2:           Can even the most competent doctors let their emotions influence decisions?  We’ll explore the complexities of practicing medicine as a human being this hour with Dr. Danielle Ofri, associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. Her new book is “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine” (Beacon Pre...

    11.06.2013

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    11.06.2013

  • Summer Blockbusters MP3

    Hour 2:      Which summer movies are you most looking forward to? And which of those will actually deliver? We’ll spend this hour with a film critic power team including Stephen Becker of Art&Seek, Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News and Christopher Kelly, who writes for Texas Monthly.

    06.06.2013

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    06.06.2013

  • Four Seasons in an Afghan Village MP3

    Hour 1:       What can we learn about Afghanistan’s legacy of war by observing the fragile everyday lives of its people? We’ll find out this hour with war correspondent Anna Badkhen. Her new book is “The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village” (Riverhead, 2013).

    06.06.2013

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  • Travel And Terrorist Watchlists MP3

    Hour 2:         What are our rights as travelers? How easy is it for the government to take them away? We’ll talk this hour with Jeffrey Kahn, associate professor of law at SMU Dedman School of Law. His new book is “Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists” (University of Michigan Press, 2013).

    05.06.2013

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    05.06.2013

  • Culture, Morality, And Consumption MP3

    Hour 1:           How has a consumer focus on fair trade made us more socially aware? We’ll find out this hour with Keith Brown, assistant professor of sociology at Saint Joseph’s University. His new book is “Buying Into Fair Trade: Culture, Morality, and Consumption” (NYU Press, 2013).

    05.06.2013

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    05.06.2013

  • The Mind Behind ‘Believe It Or Not’ MP3

    Hour 2:           How did the name “Ripley” become associated with unbelievable tales and entertainment? We’ll find out this hour with Neal Thompson, author of “A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life of Robert ‘Believe It Or Not!’ Ripley” (Random House, 2013).

    30.05.2013

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    30.05.2013

  • A Journey Through Darkness MP3

    Hour 1:           How has the Mexican drug war affected those who claim both countries separated by the border? We’ll talk this hour with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News. He’s reported from the trenches of corruption and violence for both the paper and his new book “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Countryâ...

    30.05.2013

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    30.05.2013

  • The Ocean Gladiator MP3

    Hour 2:           What makes the swordfish such a coveted trophy and how is our taste for the fish affecting its chances for survival? We’ll talk this hour with writer and painter Richard Ellis.  His new book is “Swordfish: A Biography Of The Ocean Gladiator” (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

    29.05.2013

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    29.05.2013

  • The Birth of American Independence MP3

    Hour 1:        Who were the founders of our country, really? We’ll learn about their frustrations and their triumphs this hour with historian Joseph Ellis. His new book is “Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence” (Knopf, 2013). Ellis will speak at the Dallas Museum of Art Tuesday as part of the Arts & Letters Live series.

    29.05.2013

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    29.05.2013

  • From Product To Cultural Craze MP3

    Hour 1:           How are the practices of advertising and public relations coming together? We’ll talk this hour with Michael Serazio, journalist and assistant professor of Communication at Fairfield University. His new book is “Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerilla Marketing” (New York University Press, 2013)    

    28.05.2013

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    28.05.2013

  • Unguarded Moments MP3

    Hour 1:           How does photography help us understand the human condition? We’ll talk this hour with Steve McCurry, a photographer for National Geographic Magazine.  His solo exhibition “The Unguarded Moment” is on display at Laura Rathe Fine Art, and he’ll give a lecture at the gallery this evening.

    23.05.2013

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    23.05.2013

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