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    Our Evolving Selves

    We’ll talk this hour about how our personalities evolve throughout our lives with research psychologist Christopher J. Soto, director of the Colby Personality Lab at Colby College.

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    Fads In Food And Fitness

    We’ll talk about current health and fitness trends this hour with Leslie Barker, who writes about those topics for The Dallas Morning News.

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    Remembering The Great War

    Hour 1: 2014 marks the 100 anniversary of the start of World War I, and changed history forever. Geoffrey Wawro, Director of the Military History Center at the University of North Texas, joins us to talk about the events that led to the war in his new book, “A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire.”

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    Life After A Hip Replacement

    Hour 2: Breaking a hip can lead to a tough recovery for people over 50. Dr. Alan Jones and Dr. William Tucker join us to talk about our KERA Breakthroughs series “The Broken Hip.”

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    Friends In The Right Places

    Hour 1: Wall Street’s influence on the White House and vice versa has left its mark on the economy over time. This hour we’ll speak with Nomi Prins about the in’s and outs of the relationship between the two as described in her book, “All the President’s Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power.”

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    Murder And Mercy In Texas

    Hour 1: The shooting at a Dallas mini-mart shortly after 9/11 changed the lives of two people. New York Times reporter Anand Giridharadas joins the show to recount the incident and aftermath in his new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas.”

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    Life Beyond The Border

    Hour 2: Expanding its reach across America, the U.S. Border Patrol now protects the nation in a variety of ways like never before. We’ll speak with Todd Miller about the increase in service and his book, “Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security.”

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    Reproductive Learning

    Hour 2: Inspecting other species’ sex organs is a starting place for some biologists studying evolution. This hour we’ll speak with Menno Schilthuizen about his new book, “Nature’s Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity and Ourselves.”

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