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    Fact In The Age Of Opinion

    Why do we cling to our beliefs even in the face of reasonable evidence to the contrary? This hour, we’ll talk to science writer Joel Achenbach about why data is less definitive in a world more interested in opinion.

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    The Impact Of Blasts On The Brain

    Traumatic brain injuries contribute to the difficulties military personnel can face after returning home. We’ll talk about the aftermath with the author of a National Geographic story on the topic.

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    Why We Eat Together

    We’ll talk this hour about why the tradition of family dinners still has a place in our busy lives with food historian Ruth Rupp. Her story “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” for National Geographic appears at natgeofood.com.

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    Encouraging Women In Science

    This hour, we’ll talk about how gender bias is affecting research – and by extension women’s health – with Marguerite Del Giudice. Her story “Why It’s Crucial to get More Women into Science” appears on nationalgeographic.com.

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    From Farm To The Garbage

    An estimated one-third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted somewhere between the farm and our dinner plates. This hour, we’ll talk about the opportunities presented by all that waste with Elizabeth Royte. She writes about the topic in the November issue of National Geographic.

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    The Evolution Of Eating

    We’ll talk this hour about why and how our diets have evolved with Ann Gibbons. She profiles indigenous peoples across the globe who are still eating the way their ancestors ate in the next issue of National Geographic.

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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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    Is There Anybody Out There?

    What are the odds that life exists on other planets? We’ll talk about the possibility this hour with Michael Lemonick, who explores the question in a cover story for the July issue of National Geographic.

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