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    Economic Ups And Downs

    We’ll talk this hour about why rapid economic fluctuations might be here to stay with the author of The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth.

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    Girls Will Be Boys

    This hour, we’ll explore the phenomenon of Afghan parents dressing their girls as boys with the author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.

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    The Joy Of Giving

    We’ll talk this hour about the link between generosity and happiness with Hilary Davidson, co-author of The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose.

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    Freedom And Security

    We’ll talk this hour about how we can maintain that balance with Stephen Whitfield of Brandeis University. On Saturday, he’ll teach a class called “National Security vs. Freedom of Expression” during The Dallas Morning News’ One-Day University.

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    Mission To Mars

    This hour, we’ll take a trip 35 million miles from Earth with science writer Marc Kaufman, author of “Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission.”

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    Words And Pictures

    We’ll talk this hour about how we imagine what we read with Peter Mendelsund, Associate Art Director for Alfred A Knopf Books. He writes about the topic in “What We See When We Read.”

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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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    One Nation, Under God

    We’ll talk this hour about how American history has affected our perception of God with Matthew Paul Turner. His new book is “Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity.”

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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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    Off The Beaten Path

    We’ll talk this hour about elusive corners of the globe with Alastair Bonnett, who writes about them in “Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies.”

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