Mon October 4, 2010 at 3:14 PM
[2010-10-04 12:00:00] Which founding American leaders had the greatest influence over the course of our country's political development and how did their real personalities differ from the myths? We'll spend this hour with Louisiana State University historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg. Their new book is "Madison and Jefferson" (Random House, 2010).
Thu September 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM
[2010-09-23 13:00:00] What roles have carbon, silicon, neon, gold and other elements played in human history? We'll explore these and other tales this hour with science writer Sam Kean, whose new book is "The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements" (Little, Brown and Company, 2010).
Thu September 23, 2010 at 3:15 PM
[2010-09-23 12:00:00] What will happen when genetic advances begin to allow humans themselves to control the future of human evolution? We'll talk this hour with Steve Potter, Ph.D., author of "Designer Genes: A New Era in the Evolution of Man" (Random House, 2010).
Wed September 22, 2010 at 7:12 PM
[2010-09-22 13:00:00] Where do ad campaigns come from and why do they work? We'll spend this hour with W. Glenn Griffin, who leads the Method Creative program at SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute. His new book, written with Deborah Morrison, is "The Creative Process Illustrated: How Advertising's Big Ideas Are Born" (How Books, 2010).
Wed September 22, 2010 at 2:31 PM
[2010-09-22 12:00:00] Imagine beginning a new life in America as an adoptee only to be given another child's identity and told to keep it a secret from your new family. That's the story of our guest this hour - filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem. She tells the tale and searches for the truth of what really happened in her new film "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" which airs on KERA 13 this evening at 10pm.
Tue September 21, 2010 at 6:42 PM
[2010-09-21 13:00:00] The State Fair of Texas begins its 24-day run this weekend and this hour we'll explore the historic place where it all goes down with Willis Winters, Assistant Director of the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department. His new book is "Fair Park" (Arcadia Publishing, 2010).
Tue September 21, 2010 at 3:12 PM
[2010-09-21 12:00:00] Does our innate desire to spy on our friends and neighbors improve or harm society? We'll talk with City University of New York Professor of Linguistics John L. Locke this hour. His new book is "Eavesdropping: An Intimate History" (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Mon September 20, 2010 at 7:05 PM
[2010-09-20 13:00:00] Will there ever be a cure for the common cold? We'll talk this hour with author and scientist Jennifer Ackerman who examines the virus, remedies that help and some that might actually make you feel worse in her new book "Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold" (Twelve, 2010).
Mon September 20, 2010 at 3:09 PM
[2010-09-20 12:00:00] How important are the prevailing human moods in society to the affairs and big events of the world? We'll talk this hour with social researcher John L. Casti, whose new book is "Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers" (Springer, 2010).
Thu September 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM
[2010-09-16 13:00:00] What will it take to finally eliminate bias against the poor and people of color in the American criminal justice system? We'll spend this hour with Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative Alabama. Stevenson will address the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program "Death Penalty Matters" lecture series this evening.