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    Weighty Issues

    We’ll talk about our national obsession with thinness with the author of “Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight – and What We Can Do About It.”

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    The Urbanization Of Texas

    Since World War II, most Texans have moved from rural areas to cities. This hour, we’ll talk about how politics and economics fueled the change with David G. McComb, author of “The City in Texas: A History.”

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    Viva La (American) Revolution

    Does national pride come at the cost of historical accuracy? We’ll talk about the collective narrative about America’s founding with Andrew M. Schocket, author of “Fighting Over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution.”

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    The Hairy Truth

    We’ll talk this hour with historian Rebecca Herzig on the history of hair removal and its impact on modern culture.

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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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