Thu August 19, 2010 at 7:16 PM
[2010-08-19 13:00:00] What would motivate a super-star athlete to leave his career and join the military? We'll explore the admirable honor of Pat Tillman this hour with acclaimed writer Jon Krakauer who cover's Tillman's life and the U.S. Military and Bush Administration cover-up of the truth about his death in book "Where Men Win Glory" (Anchor Books, Paperback, 2010).
Thu August 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM
[2010-08-19 12:00:00] Where do ballet and global politics meet? We'll find out this hour with Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Now artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, Stevenson's work with the Houston Ballet and his experiences with Chinese dancer and defector Li Cunxin are featured in the new film "Mao's Last Dancer" which opens in theaters on Friday, August 27th.
Wed August 18, 2010 at 6:26 PM
[2010-08-18 13:00:00] What's the latest and greatest on food? We'll cover everything from Bristol Bay, Alaska, home of the biggest wild salmon run to easy baking strategies and "weapons-grade ratatouille" this hour with Francis Lam, senior writer at Salon.com.
Wed August 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM
[2010-08-18 12:00:00] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 133 million Americans - almost 1 out of every 2 adults - live with chronic illness. We'll get a view from both sides of the experience this hour with Type I diabetes patient and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Julian Seifter. His recent book on the subject is "After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness" (Simon & Schuster, 2010).
Tue August 17, 2010 at 2:23 PM
[2010-08-17 12:00:00] Who was the person behind the larger-than-life public persona of Winston Churchill? We'll talk this hour with University of Exeter historian Richard Toye. His new biographical history is "Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made" (Henry Holt, 2010).
Mon August 16, 2010 at 6:50 PM
[2010-08-16 13:00:00] From the archives - How has the job of reporting the news changed in the last three decades and what's it like to have your voice on public radio listeners' answering machines all over the country? We found out earlier this summer with Carl Kasell, former NPR newscaster and official judge and scorekeeper for NPR's weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Mon August 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM
[2010-08-16 12:00:00] From the archives - How important is the lowly ant? We talked in June with the Smithsonian's Mark W. Moffett. His latest, highly-researched book is "Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions" (University of California Press, 2010).
Thu August 12, 2010 at 6:10 PM
[2010-08-12 13:00:00] Where did Middle East conflict begin? We'll travel back to 1917 London this hour and discuss the first official Western effort to establish a Jewish National Homeland with Georgia Tech historian, Jonathan Schneer. His new book is "The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict" (Random House, 2010).
Thu August 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM
[2010-08-12 12:00:00] What does the economy mean for the future of U.S. military operations and other foreign policy initiatives overseas? We'll spend this hour with Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of the American Foreign Policy program at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and author of the new book "The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era" (Public Affairs, 2010).
Wed August 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM
[2010-08-11 13:00:00] What's great about chocolate? Where is the best cacao grown and what goes into getting it on the plate? We'll discuss every step of the process this hour with chocolate expert Adrienne Newman, Wiseman House Chocolatier Kevin Wenzel and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Executive Pastry Chef David Collier. They're all participants in this weekend's DallasChocolate.org Chocolate Conference 2010.