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    What Would Darwin Say?

    Modern medicine and biotechnology reduce the force of natural selection, and conditions that used to kill us are now being passed on to new generations. This hour, we’ll talk about how we can alter humanity’s future with Juan Enriquez, co-author of “Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth.”

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    Rust: The Great Destroyer

    You can’t spell frustration without rust– and for good reason. It wreaks havoc on cars, bridges and boats, costing the government billions. This hour, we’ll talk about about the destructive force with Jonathan Waldman, author of “Rust: The Longest War.”

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    Racial Typecasting In Hollywood

    Having emigrated with his family to the US during the Iranian Revolution, Maz Jobrani spent his childhood learning baseball and watching “Dallas.” Still, casting directors only wanted him to play extremists. This hour, we’ll talk about his experiences with typecasting, which he discusses in his book “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Funny Man.”

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    Fighting Child Trafficking

    This hour, we’ll talk with Alisa Jordheim, executive director of the Justice Society, on how to spot and advocate for the victims of child trafficking.

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    Raising Children With Invisible Disabilities

    This hour, we’ll talk with Linda M. Blum, author of “Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids With Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality” about the realities of caring for these children.

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    Money Talks

    When cash talks, what does it say? Kabir Sehgal, author of “Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us” would say that the history of money reveals truths about human nature. This hour, we’ll talk with Sehgal about money, money, money.

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    A Future Without Cancer

    The comprehensive PBS series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” covers the history of the disease. This hour, we’ll talk with the film’s director, Barak Goodman, about the past, present and future of cancer.

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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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    The End Of The Euro Zone

    The European Union’s partnership is breaking down, according to George Friedman, author of “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe.” This hour, we’ll talk to him about why the borders are becoming powder kegs of conflict.

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    The Library Of The Future

    This hour we’ll talk about libraries in the digital age with Jo Giudice, director of the Dallas Public Library; and Dr. Herman Totten, dean of UNT’s College of Information.

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