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Making Criticism Work For You  March 4, 2014

Hour 1: This hour we’ll speak with Sheila Heen, co-author of “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.”

Digging Deep  March 4, 2014

Hour 2: This hour we’ll speak with Svante Pääbo, geneticist and author of Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes, about investigating our past by researching Neanderthal genomes.

Talking Texas Primaries  March 3, 2014
Texas Flag at Veterans' Memorial Park, Port Arthur, Texas

Hour 1:Texans vote on Tuesday to decide which candidates will advance from the primaries to the general election. We’ll talk about the most hotly contested races this hour with Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News, Erica Grieder of Texas Monthly and Shelley Kofler of KERA.

Understanding Human Personalities  March 3, 2014

Hour 2: We’ll talk this hour with John D. Mayer, psychologist and author of Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How it Shapes Our Lives (Scientific American), to find out how our individual personalities affect the way we make decisions and interact with others.

And The Oscar Goes To…  February 27, 2014

Hour 1: We’ll talk about this year’s wide-open Oscar race with our panel of film critics.

Texas’ Gay Marriage Ban  February 27, 2014

We’ll talk this hour about the legal battle ahead for the case with former U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson, who is also dean of the University of North Texas School of Law.

The Philosophy Of Food  February 26, 2014

Hour 1: David M. Kaplan directs the UNT Philosophy of Food Project, and we’ll talk to him about the challenges facing the food industry.

The Science Of Black Holes  February 26, 2014

Hour 2: Black holes absorb anything in their path. We’ll explore just how dangerous they are with Michael Finkel, whose cover story “Star Eater” appears in the March issue of National Geographic.

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.

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