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Taking On Poverty  February 25, 2014

Hour 1: As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, we’ll talk this hour about how Dallas will tackle poverty with Larry James, the man Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings chose to lead the city’s poverty task force.

A Better Class Of Losers  February 25, 2014

Hour 2: Business leaders say that failing isn’t really such a bad thing if you learn from your mistakes. We’ll find out how to make the most out of failure with Megan McArdle, whose new book is The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success.

Are We Next?  February 24, 2014

Hour 1: In the last 500 million years, there have been five mass extinctions on Earth. And some scientists are saying we should prepare for the next one. We’ll speak with New Yorker staff writer, Elizabeth Kolbert, about her new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

Papal Problems  February 24, 2014

Hour 2: Pope Francis is facing challenges after, Pope Benedict XVI, resigned in 2013. We’ll talk this hour with, Antony Thomas, director of Secrets of the Vatican, a Frontline special that airs Tuesday on KERA TV.

Dying To Report  February 20, 2014
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Hour 1: More than 300 journalists have been killed since 2006, the year the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution that was supposed to make their jobs safer. We’ll talk this hour with Eric Matthies, director of Killing the Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News.

Vets On The Mend  February 20, 2014

Hour 2: We’ll talk with Kayla Williams this hour about her experience coming back from war in Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War.

When Tots Take Over  February 19, 2014

Hour 1: New parents know their lives will be turned upside down when a baby enters the picture. We’ll talk this hour about how children reshape their parents’ lives with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood (Ecco).

A Balanced Approach  February 19, 2014

Hour 2: How much do the communities we live in create or deny opportunities? We’ll find out this hour speaking with Rutgers University law professor David Dante Troutt, author of The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America.

A Hot Market  February 18, 2014
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Hour 1: We’ll talk this hour about the people making money from our changing planet with McKenzie Funk, author of Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming. Funk is in town to talk to the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth tonight.

Of Curls And Culture  February 18, 2014

Hour 2: Temple University professor Lori L. Tharps joins us to talk about her book, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black History in America.

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