Thu July 15, 2010 at 7:17 PM
[2010-07-15 13:00:00] What does it take to survive capture and imprisonment at the hands of the Taliban? We'll spend this hour with journalist Jere Van Dyk who writes about his harrowing 45-day ordeal in the new book "Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban" (Times Books, 2010).
Thu July 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM
[2010-07-15 12:00:00] Are ubiquitous technology and constant connectedness stressing you out? We'll talk this hour with journalist William Powers who finds antidotes to the screen within the work of a few literary and philosophical greats in his new book "Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age" (Harper, 2010).
Wed July 14, 2010 at 7:11 PM
[2010-07-14 13:00:00] What can be learned from the recent economic downturn and how will it change our lives for the good? We'll find out this hour with bestselling author Richard Florida, whose new book is "The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity" (Harper, 2010).
Wed July 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM
[2010-07-14 12:00:00] Is the sustainability movement genuine and do "green" products and choices ultimately help or harm the environment? Heather Rogers, journalist and Demos senior fellow, investigates the issue in her new book "Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution" (Scribner, 2010). We'll talk with her this hour.
Tue July 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM
[2010-07-13 13:00:00] What happens to writers who achieve astonishing fame largely on the success of a single book? We'll examine the life of one such novelist this hour with John Carey, Emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University and author of the new biography "William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies" (Free Press, 2010).
Tue July 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM
[2010-07-13 12:00:00] Why do we record the last words of convicted killers sentenced to die? Why do we care what they have to say? We'll talk this hour with Robert K. Elder, journalist and regional editor for AOL's Patch.com in Chicago, who has compiled a remarkable collection of these statements for his new book "Last Words of the Executed" (University Of Chicago Press, 2010).
Mon July 12, 2010 at 6:59 PM
[2010-07-12 13:00:00] What was Texas like when it was still wild - just after independence in the mid 19th Century? Journalist S.C. Gwynne tells the legendary story of the 1836 kidnapping of nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker and its consequences in his highly-acclaimed new book "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History" (Scribner, 2010). He'll be our guest this hour.
Mon July 12, 2010 at 3:31 PM
[2010-07-12 12:00:00] Who is telling the story of populations underserved by the media in our area and how are emerging trends influencing the coverage? We'll spend this hour with Shawn Williams, editor of the online nonprofit news organization - Dallas South News.org.
Thu July 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM
[2010-07-08 13:00:00] What does it take to survive the high-stakes world of Las Vegas sports betting? We'll find out this hour with Beth Raymer who worked for four years in the industry. She tells the colorful tale in her new book "Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling" (Spiegel & Grau, 2010).
Thu July 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM
[2010-07-08 12:00:00] Can the expert advice offered by scientists, economists and others be trusted? Our guest this hour, science and business journalist David H. Freedman, isn't so sure. His new book is "Wrong: Why experts keep failing us - and how to know when not to trust them" (Little, Brown and Company, 2010).