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The History Of Currency  March 12, 2014

Hour 1: Ever wonder how paper and coins became trusted forms of currency? This hour we’ll learn about the history of money this hour with Felix Martin, author of Money: The Unauthorized Biography.

Laughter On The Brain  March 12, 2014

Hour 2: What causes our brain to react to humor through laughter? We’ll find out this hour with cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems about his new book, Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why.

Being A Critic  March 11, 2014

Hour 1: Being a critic sounds like the easiest job in the world – just observe and give your opinion. But justifying those opinions is tougher than you think. We’ll explore the life of a critic this hour with KERA’s Jerome Weeks, Nancy Nichols of D magazine and Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Future Of Texas  March 11, 2014

Hour 2: This hour we’ll discuss what Texas’ population will look like in the 21st Century with Steve Murdock, co-author of Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge.

So Long To Stress  March 10, 2014

Hour 1: With the right skills, stress and bad thoughts that lead to depression can be kept in check.

A Dose Of Disparity  March 10, 2014

Hour 2: Americans spend the most on health care, but not effectively. Why?

Misty’s Dream  March 6, 2014
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Hour 1: Despite dealing with hardships growing up, Misty Copeland rose to the top of the ballet world. We’ll speak to her about her new memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina (Touchstone).

Plastic Oh No  March 6, 2014

Hour 2: We’ll talk this hour about the dangers of everyday plastics with Mariah Blake, who writes about the topic in the current issue of Mother Jones.

Father Knows Best  March 5, 2014

Hour 1: Pulitzer Prize-winner Dave Barry joins us this hour to talk about his newest book, You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty (Putnam), ahead of his upcoming visit to Dallas.

Lasting Faith  March 5, 2014

Hour 2: Before Christianity, thousands of gods were worshiped across the world. This hour we’ll talk with Selina O’Grady, author of And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus (Picador), about how certain religions have survived.

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