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    National Security vs. Free Speech

    In a post-Snowden world, it can seem harder than ever to agree on just how much citizens have a right to know about their government. We’ll talk about that difficult balance with when we talked about how we can maintain that balance with Stephen Whitfield, professor of American civilization at Brandeis University.

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    Oil And Politics: A History

    This hour, we’ll learn how money and politics became fast friends in the Texas sun with Alan Peppard of The Dallas Morning News. His three-part series, “Islands of the Oil Kings,” concludes in this Sunday’s paper.

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    America’s Changing Face

    This hour, we’ll learn why increased diversity is good for the overall health of the nation with William H. Frey, author of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America.

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    Why Are We Here?

    This hour, we’ll explore that existential question with Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson. His book The Meaning of Human Existence was a finalist for a National Book Award this year.

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    The Best Books Of 2014

    This hour, we’ll talk about the books from this year that deserve your attention with a panel of local book reviewers.

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    Parenting Without Marriage

    This hour, we’ll talk about the affect that the trend of having kids outside of wedlock is having on children, parents and society with Isabel V. Sawhill, author of Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage.

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    Consumer Compulsion

    This hour, we’ll talk about the subtle ways that companies instill desire for their wares deep within us with Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.

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    The Best Movies Of 2014

    This hour, we’ll talk about which ones are worth your time and ticket money with a panel of our favorite local movie critics.

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    Exploring Everyday Science

    This hour, we’ll talk about the science of everyday life with Union College professor Chad Orzel. He’s the author of Eureka! Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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    The Life Of Bob Hope

    This hour, we’ll get to know the man who made generations of Americans laugh with Time magazine’s Richard Zoglin, author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century.

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