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Caring For Torture Victims  April 24, 2014

Hour 1: More than 54,000 survivors of torture from all over the world call Texas home. We’ll talk this hour about how they are cared for locally with Celia VanDeGraff, executive director of the Center for Survivors of Torture.

Inside ‘The Outsiders’  April 24, 2014

Hour 2: This hour, author S.E. Hinton talks about her seminal work, which is the focus of this year’s Big D Reads program.

How Animals Became Pets  April 23, 2014

Hour 1: Dogs and cats have become a major part of our families, but how did that happen? We’ll speak with “Science” deputy editor David Grimm about his new book “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs” about how they evolved into becoming so valuable in our every day lives.

Little Cabin In The Woods  April 23, 2014

Hour 2: Most of us think bigger is better when it comes to home size, but that may not always be the best solution for everyone. We’ll spend the hour talking with Dee Williams, author of “The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir” about the benefits to living in a small home.

Fracking Pros And Cons  April 22, 2014

Hour 1: North Texas has been a fracking hot spot for some time. But what are the risks associated with this form of drilling? We’ll talk this hour with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold about his new book, “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.”

The Dysfunctional Digital Utopia  April 22, 2014

Hour 2: The Internet is sometimes thought of a somewhat utopian society, but there are clear flaws behind it. Astra Taylor, author of “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age” to discuss the diversity online.

Understanding Autism  April 21, 2014

Hour 1: With April being National Autism Awareness month, we’ll be joined in studio by UT-Dallas lecturer Cathy Boatman and associate professor Pamela Rollins to talk about the progress being made to better cope with the disorder.

The Man Defending Rhinos  April 21, 2014

Hour 2: Dr. William Fowlds is one of the world’s leading rhinoceros conservationists. He’s in town to receive TCU’s Global Innovator award. We’ll talk this hour about how the number of rhinos has declined, and what is being done to save them from extinction.

Divine Power  April 17, 2014

Hour 1: Ahead of Easter this weekend, we’ll talk this hour about the history of Christian theology with University of North Carolina religious studies professor Bart Ehrman. His new book is “How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.”

Handmade In America  April 17, 2014

Hour 2: In the age of mass production, Tadd Myers traveled around the nation to find people still making handmade objects for his new book “Portraits of the American Craftsman.” This hour he’ll share his stories and talk about some of the people he spoke to along the way.

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