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    Battling Ebola

    The CDC is fighting the biggest outbreak of Ebola that Africa has ever seen. We’ll talk this hour about why the virus is so difficult to contain with a panel of local infectious disease experts.

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    Life After Death

    This hour, we’ll talk about the moral and sociological ramifications of bringing people back to life with Dr. David Casarett, associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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    The Pot Debate

    We’ll talk this hour about how marijuana affects individuals and society with University of Texas at Dallas researchers Dr. Francesca Filbey and Dr. Robert Morris.

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    For Parkinson’s Patients, A Path To Speech

    As part of KERA’s Breakthrough’s series, we’ll talk this hour with speech-language pathologist Samantha Elandry of the Parkinson Voice Project about how Parkinson’s patients are being taught to speak again.

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    All Aboard

    We’ll talk this hour about the demise of America’s railroads – and if they will ever make a comeback – with Kevin Baker, who writes about the lost glory of train travel in the July issue of Harper’s.

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    New Thinking On Delusions

    We’ll find out this hour about how the social world contributes to delusion with Dr. Joel Gold, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.

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    Watching The Detectives

    We’ll talk this hour about how the Internet is fueling the world of DIY CSI with the author of “The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.”

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    Diamonds Are Forever

    This hour, we’ll talk about how those characteristics became associated with these polished rocks with Susan Falls, who teaches anthropology at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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    Our Crossword Fascination

    Crossword puzzles consume many people’s everyday lives. This hour we’ll speak about the history of our favorite time-killer with the author of “The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief.”

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