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    The Joy Of Giving

    We’ll talk this hour about the link between generosity and happiness with Hilary Davidson, co-author of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose.

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    Art In The 21st Century

    The PBS series Art 21 debuts its seventh season on KERA next month. This hour, we’ll get a taste of new energy in the contemporary art world with Susan Sollins, Art 21′s executive producer and curator.

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    Learning In The Digital Age

    This hour, we’ll talk about how informal learning can supplement what students are taught in the classroom with Milton Chen, a senior fellow and former executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. He’s in town to participate in “Learning Crossroads – The Digital Future: A National Forum” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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    Freedom And Security

    We’ll talk this hour about how we can maintain that balance with Stephen Whitfield of Brandeis University. On Saturday, he’ll teach a class called “National Security vs. Freedom of Expression” during The Dallas Morning News’ One-Day University.

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    Copernicus Revisited

    We’ll talk this hour about our planet’s relative order and how it relates to the seeming randomness of the rest of existence with Dr. Caleb Scharf, Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University. His new book is The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities.

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    Science Of Teenagers

    We’ll talk this hour about how parents can put these findings to use with Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University. His new book is Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence.

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    A History Of Sustainability

    This hour we’ll learn about how these trends trace their origins to the Industrial Revolution and even earlier with Jeremy Caradonna, associate professor of history at the University of Alberta. His new book is Sustainability: A History.

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    The Art Of Palestine

    This hour, we’ll learn how Palestinian artists are reflecting their experiences there by exploring “Where Are You From?,” an exhibit at SMU’s Pollock Gallery. We’ll be joined by Noah Simblist, who curated the show, as well as participating artist Aissa Deebi.

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    Al Qaeda Diminished

    We’ll talk this hour about how that has impacted America’s national security strategy with Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security at SMU; and Hal Brands, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke University.

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    The Berlin Of Today

    We’ll talk this hour about how reunification has turned the city into one of the world’s most vibrant capitals with Peter Schneider. His new book is Berlin Now: The City After the Wall.

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