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    A Master Of War

    This hour, we’ll get to know the man who nearly brought the Union Army to its knees with S.C. Gwynne, author of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson.

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    A History Of The Human Race

    This hour, we’ll talk about how we are defined both by our genes and by the lives our predecessors lived with Christine Kenneally, author of The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures.

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    Social Studies Revised

    This hour, we’ll talk about questions over the way proposed social studies textbooks in Texas may teach culture and religion with a pair of SMU professors who testified about the books before the State Board of Education – Kathleen Wellman of the history department and David Brockman, who teaches religious studies.

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    Women Spies In The Civil War

    This hour, we’ll get to know a socialite, farmer, abolitionist and widow who each knew how to dig up a secret with Karen Abbott. She profiles them in her book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War.

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    Down By The River

    We’ll talk this hour about how cultures throughout history have been driven by their access to water with Dr. Fekri Hassan, an Egyptian archaeologist in town to speak this week at SMU.

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    Arctic Adventure

    On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco with the hopes of reaching the North Pole. We’ll talk this hour about what happened to the crew with Hampton Sides, who tells their story in his new book.

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    Scotland’s Stonehenge

    We’ll talk this hour about the structure that predates its more famous English cousin with Ruff Smith. He writes about “The First Stonehenge” in the August issue of National Geographic.

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    On The Brain

    This hour, we’ll explore how neurosurgeons had to experiment with different procedures to get to where we are with modern neuroscience with author Sam Kean.

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    Dallas’ Place In Music History

    We’ll talk this hour about Dallas’ musical past and listen to songs produced in the city with music historian Alan Govenar. His new book is The Dallas Music Scene: 1920s-1960s.

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    Welcome to the KERA TV blog!

    The all-new kera.org features tons of new bells and whistles, including fully-responsive design (meaning that it resizes elegantly to laptop screens, tablets or smartphones), improved site navigation, better TV and radio schedules and much more. We hope you like it. And, a new site also means a new blog!

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