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    The Rick Perry Report Card

    We’ll talk this hour about Rick Perry’s accomplishments and failures with Texas Monthly writers Brian Sweany and Erica Grieder, who grade his time in office in the July issue.

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    The Limits Of Science

    We’ll talk this hour about how far science can take us with Dartmouth College theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser. His new book is “The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning.”

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    Living Undocumented

    Immigration will be a much-debated topic during this year’s national and state campaigns. We’ll talk this hour about what it means to be undocumented with immigration rights activist Aviva Chomsky.

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    Animal Emotions

    We’ll talk this hour about insight scientists have gained from working with disturbed animals with Laurel Braitman, author of “Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves.”

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    You Say You Wanna Revolution?

    This hour, we’ll talk to the director of Dallas Theater Center’s Les Misérables, Liesl Tommy, about how she’s freshening up one of the world’s most performed musicals.

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    Into The Deep End

    What does it take to be a freediver? This hour, we’ll talk about how these athletes are using this skill to explore Earth’s last great frontier.

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    On Dollars And Defense

    We’ll talk this hour about how we fund the Department of Defense with University of Washington professor Rebecca U. Thorpe, author of “The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending.”

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    The High Cost Of College

    As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk this hour about the challenges facing colleges, universities and students with Andrew Rossi, director of Ivory Tower, a new documentary on the subject.

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    Cooking With Our Senses

    We’ll find out this hour how we can use temperature, feel and our own eyes to know if dinner is ready with the author of “Done.: A Cook’s Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked.”

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    Fat Is Back

    This hour, we’ll talk about the place that fats have on our plates with Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.”

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