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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.

The Secret Life Of Sue  February 17, 2014

Hour 1: We’ll talk to best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd ahead of her appearance Tuesday at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Growing Up Online  February 17, 2014

Hour 2: We’ll talk this hour about whether or not brands and marketers are taking advantage of teen’s loyalty with Douglas Rushkoff. He examines the complex relationship between teens and companies in the Frontline special Generation Like, which airs Tuesday on KERA.

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