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    The Changing Face Of America

    This hour, we’ll talk about how America’s growing Latino population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with Neil Foley, the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at SMU. His new book is Mexicans in the Making of America.

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    Talking TED Talks

    This hour, we’ll talk to Kelly Stoetzel, content director of TED, about how the series has grown into a global intellectual force.

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    Tiny Particles, Big Impact

    This hour, we’ll talk to SMU physicist Thomas E. Coan about his current study of neutrinos, which may help scientists explain the origins of matter and how the universe functions.

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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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    The Psychology of Fear

    This hour, we’ll talk about how our brains process fear – and why it can override our intellects – with Dr. Alicia Meuret, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at SMU; and Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Chair of UT-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department.

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    Al Qaeda Diminished

    We’ll talk this hour about how that has impacted America’s national security strategy with Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security at SMU; and Hal Brands, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and History at Duke University.

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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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    Sizing Up Our Seismic Activity

    We’ll talk this hour about the recent increase in North Texas earthquakes with SMU seismologist Brian Stump and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lisa Song of Inside Climate News.

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    Of Arms And Austerity

    This week, SMU hosts a conference focused on national security and defense. We’ll explore how U.S. strategy in these fields is affected by budget restrictions.

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    Fast On Foot

    Olympic sprinters like Usain Bolt can run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds. But what are the limits of human speed?

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