Education

Talking about Race

April 18, 2007

A look at where the conversation on race has arrived and where people want it to lead.

American Universities in the Middle East: Agents of Change

March 28, 2007

American Universities in the Middle East play a vital role educating future political, business and cultural leaders from the Arab world. Three American university presidents from Lebanon and Egypt discuss the state of liberal arts...

Caitlin O'Connell: "The Elephant's Secret Sense" (Free Press)

March 26, 2007

An internationally acclaimed field scientist explains her theory of how elephants use seismic communication and why she believes elephant conservation is important for humans.

Marietta McCarty: "Little Big Minds" (Tarcher/Penguin)

February 15, 2007

Learning about philosophy is something often reserved for college classes. Philosophy professor Marietta McCarty explains why kids from kindergarten through the 8th grade should be introduced to philosophy in order to help develop...

Sharon Begley: "Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: (Ballentine Books)

January 31, 2007

Recent research demonstrates how our brains can change both in structure and in function. A review of recent neurological research and its remarkable confluence with centuries old Buddhist thought

The State of the Union

January 24, 2007

A look at the president's proposals and the political landscape he faces.

Roy Richard Grinker: "Unstrange Minds: Remappping the World of Autism" (Basic Books)

January 22, 2007

After anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker got the news of his daughter's autism diagnosis, he set out on a journey around the world to better understand the disorder. He tells the story of his travels and how he came to the conclusion that...

David Walsh: "No" (Free Press)

January 9, 2007

One of the most important, but often most difficult, thing for a parent to do is say 'no' to their child. But saying no lays the foundation for vital skills including self-reliance, self-discipline and integrity. A look at the importance...

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

Mary Beth Busby & Megan Massey: "Dear Megan: Letters on Life, Love and Fragile X "(Capital Cares) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2006

Two mothers of sons with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation and autism, share stories of grief and triumph.

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