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  • ‘A Black Odyssey’ Continues MP3

    Hour 2:           How does Romare Bearden’s legacy live on in contemporary art? We’ll find out this hour with Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby, who credits Bearden as an important influence. The exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is now on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Huckaby’s oil painting Hidden in Plain Site is also on vie...

    20.05.2013

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    20.05.2013

  • The Conflicts That Shape Us MP3

    Hour 1:     Why can’t we all just get along, anyway? Could the answer lie in two basic personality types and a handful of ways to misunderstand each other?  We’ll talk this hour with cultural psychologist Alana Conner, co-author of “Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are” (Hudson Street Press, 2013).

    20.05.2013

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    20.05.2013

  • The Magic Of Language MP3

    Hour 2:          How do words and their meanings color our experience with possibility and how does our changing language keep us learning? We’ll spend this hour with Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette, hosts of the popular public radio show “A Way With Words.” The pair appears at the Lakewood Theater Thursday evening to benefit the Aberg Center for Literacy.

    15.05.2013

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    15.05.2013

  • American Foreign Policy In Retreat MP3

    Hour 1:         Has American diplomacy lost its way? We’ll talk this hour with Vali Nasr, Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and former U.S. State Department advisor. His new book is “The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat” (Random House, 2013).

    15.05.2013

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    15.05.2013

  • The Quest To Cure Cancer MP3

    Hour 2:         What are the underlying genetic causes of cancer and who found them? We’ll find out this hour with journalist Jessica Wapner, who tells the story of the 1959 discovery in her new book “The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level” (The Experiment, 2013).

    14.05.2013

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    14.05.2013

  • Rescuing Italian Treasures MP3

    Hour 1:            How did two Americans recover important art works by Donatello, Michelangelo, and others from Nazi looters? We’ll talk this hour with Robert Edsel, who takes us back to 1944 to retrace the steps of artist Deana Keller and scholar Fred Hartt in his book “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis” (W. W. N...

    14.05.2013

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    14.05.2013

  • The Women Who Helped Win World War II MP3

    Hour 2:           What roles did women play in the top-secret Manhattan Project? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Denise Kiernan, author of the new book “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II” (Touchstone, 2013).

    09.05.2013

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    09.05.2013

  • Understanding Autism MP3

    Hour 1:           What are the latest developments in our understanding of autism? We’ll talk this hour with Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of the new book “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). She’ll speak to the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters ...

    09.05.2013

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    09.05.2013

  • War At The Ends Of The Earth MP3

    Hour 2:                How has the American way of war-fighting evolved over the last dozen years of nearly constant conflict? We’ll find out this hour with Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize winner, national security correspondent for The New York Times, and author of the new book “The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of th...

    07.05.2013

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    07.05.2013

  • In It, For Better And Worse MP3

    Hour 1:                What are the best ways to support friends or loved ones suffering from illness? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” (PublicAffairs, 2013).

    07.05.2013

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    07.05.2013

  • Before Conflict MP3

    Hour 2:              Have humans always been divided over issues like religion, gender, nationalism, and race? We’ll talk this hour with Sir David Cannadine, the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and author of the new book, “The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences” (Knopf, 2013).

    06.05.2013

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    06.05.2013

  • Protecting Our Children MP3

    Hour 1:           What’s being done to safeguard Texas children from abuse and to promote healthy, safe, and productive families? We’ll talk this hour with Madeline McClure, executive director of The Texas Association for the Protection of Children.

    06.05.2013

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    06.05.2013

  • Getting Over Everything MP3

    Hour 2:           Is there a way to survive every ailment, setback or heartbreak known to man? Bestselling author Augusten Burroughs believes there is. We’ll talk to Burroughs this hour about his foray into self-help, “This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alikeâ...

    01.05.2013

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    01.05.2013

  • Undercover in a Slaughterhouse MP3

    Hour 1:           How are livestock treated in slaughterhouses and how reliable is food inspection in the United States? Journalist Ted Conover worked undercover as a U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspector and tells the story in “The Way of All Flesh: Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse,” which appears in the current issue of Harper’s.

    01.05.2013

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    01.05.2013

  • Nazi Rule, Through Americans’ Eyes MP3

    Hour 2:           What was it like to witness Hitler’s ascent to power in Nazi Germany? We’ll talk this hour with Andrew Nagorski, a longtime writer for Newsweek who is now director of public policy at the EastWest Institute. He collects the personal stories from military officers, journalists, Olympic athletes and others in “Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the N...

    25.04.2013

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    25.04.2013

  • The Folly of Technological Solutionism MP3

    Hour 1:    Instead of helping humanity improve its collective lot, could the ubiquity of digital access actually be hurting our chances for true freedom and democracy? We’ll talk this hour with Evgeny Morozov, author of ”To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism” (PublicAffairs, 2013).

    25.04.2013

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    25.04.2013

  • Making Light With Julia Sweeney MP3

    Hour 1:            Just how bleak would the world be without laughter? We’ll laugh this hour with comedienne and Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Sweeney. She writes about the funny and not-so-funny aspects of life in the new essay collection “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother” (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

    24.04.2013

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    24.04.2013

  • Chasing The World’s Most Notorious Terrorist MP3

    Hour 2:           What was the real hunt for Osama bin Laden like? We’ll talk this hour with Greg Barker, director of the HBO Documentary Film, “MANHUNT,” which tells the true story of the two-decade pursuit of the world’s most notorious terrorist. HBO, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft Worth, and the USA Film Festival will premiere the film at tonightâ€...

    24.04.2013

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    24.04.2013

  • Banking On The Future MP3

    Hour 1:           Will you ever be able to retire and is retirement even an option for most Americans anymore? We’ll explore the realities of the retirement industry this hour this hour with Martin Smith. His new film “The Retirement Gamble” airs on the PBS series FRONTLINE this evening.

    23.04.2013

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    23.04.2013

  • The First Green Generation, Circa 1970 MP3

    Hour 1:              What was the first Earth Day like? In observance of today’s 44th Earth Day, we’ll look back at the history of the celebration and its influence on the environmental movement with Adam Rome, who teaches environmental history at the University of Delaware. His new book is “The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the F...

    22.04.2013

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    22.04.2013

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