The Conversation On Refugees

This hour, we’ll get an update on the topic from NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, and we’ll talk about the history of how presidents have handled refugees and immigrants with Jeffrey Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History at SMU.

Read more

Defeating DOMA

This hour, we’ll talk about how the ruling opened the door to further rights for LGBT Americans with Roberta Kaplan, which she writes about in “Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA.”

Read more

Silicon Chips and Surfboards

This hour, we’ll explore the body of water that meets our western border – and get to know the cultures who also live near it – with Simon Winchester, author of “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers.”

Read more

Texans Weigh In

This hour, as we broadcast live from KUT in Austin, we’ll talk about how our neighbors feel about everything from the economy to border security to allowing their kids to play football with Jenifer Sarver and Daron Shaw, who oversaw the poll.

Read more