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    The First 1,000 Days

    This hour, we’ll visit Uganda, India, Guatemala – and places in the U.S. – to hear how children in disadvantaged households are thriving thanks to programs focused on early-childhood nutrition with Roger Thurow, senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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    What We Know About Animals

    This hour, we’ll talk about what we actually know about how animals think and feel – and about the relationship between animals and humans – with some of our favorite animal experts. We’ll be joined by Emory University professor Frans de Waal, author of “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?,” primate expert Jane Goodall and bioethicist Jessica Pierce, author of “Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets.”

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    When Kids Leave The Nest

    This hour, we’ll talk about how to refocus our lives once children are all grown up with Melissa T. Shultz, who writes about the idea in her memoir, “From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life.”

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    Living Better Together

    This hour, we’ll talk about ways that local governments and legal systems can foster a more harmonious environment with Washington University in St. Louis law professor John D. Inazu. He writes about the topic in “Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference.”

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    Advice For Caregivers

    This hour, we’ll talk about strategies for coping with the stress of taking care of an elder and embracing this important role with psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julie L. Mayer. They’re co-authors of “AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family.”

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    On Coyotes

    This hour, we’ll talk about our love-hate relationship with the predators with Dan Flores, author of “Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History.”

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    The Emerging Epidemic

    This hour, we’ll talk about what is known about how the Zika virus affects humans and what is being done to battle it with New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil. He’s the author of “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”