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    Higher Education Today

    Hour 1: Two of the largest universities in the region have new presidents in charge, and we’ll speak to them about the higher education challenges they’re up against.

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    Covering The Nation

    Hour 2: This hour we’ll speak with Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, about her time covering the Supreme Court.

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    Crime And Punishment in America

    Hour 1: Research suggests that locking up more people has not served the social function intended. We’ll speak with Natasha A. Frost, Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, about America’s incarceration problems.

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    Standing Up To Obesity

    Hour 2: For many overweight people, being fat is part of their identity. So what happens when all of the sudden the weight’s gone? We’ll talk this hour to Alexandra Lescaze, director of the Independent Lens documentary All of Me, which looks at a tight-knit group of Austin women struggling with the fallout from weight-loss surgery. All of […]

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    Modern Perspective On The Bible

    Hour 1: We’ll discuss how the bible can be interpreted in today’s world with Adam Hamilton, the Methodist pastor who preached at the national prayer service that was part of President Obama’s second inauguration. His new book is Making Sense of the Bible.

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    Tasteful Art

    Hour 2: Judith Baker, curator of “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, joins us to talk about the intersection of food and art.

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    Examining Our School System

    Hour 1: We’ll explore the current questions that face our schools this hour with UCLA professor Mike Rose, author of Why School?: Reclaiming Education For All Of Us.

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    Bird Is The Word

    Hour 2: This hour we’ll learn just how smart birds are with Noah Strycker, author of The Thing With Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Human Beings.

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    Soil To The Rescue

    Hour 2: This hour we’ll learn why improving the soil could help us with environmental problems with Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet.

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    Turning Back The Clock On Aging

    Hour 2: Local stem-cell research is shining a light on aging. We’ll speak this hour with Dr. Sean Morrison, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and director of the Children’s Research Institute.

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