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A Think Special: Donald Trump And The Republican Convention Hour 2

Donald Trump will accept the nomination for president tonight at the Republican National Convention. Today, we'll devote both hours of our show to all things Trump. During the show, we'll speak with: NPR's Sam Sanders from Cleveland, site of the convention. Mark Singer, author of "Trump and Me," his memoir about spending time with Trump 20 years ago while writing a profile of him for The New Yorker. Emma Roller, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, about how the Republican nominee has disproved most of the conventional campaign thinking. TCU political science professor James Riddlesperger and UTA political science professor Rebecca Deen.

A Think Special: Donald Trump And The Republican Convention Hour 1

Donald Trump will accept the nomination for president tonight at the Republican National Convention. Today, we'll devote both hours of our show to all things Trump. During the show, we'll speak with: NPR's Sam Sanders from Cleveland, site of the convention. Mark Singer, author of "Trump and Me," his memoir about spending time with Trump 20 years ago while writing a profile of him for The New Yorker. Emma Roller, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, about how the Republican nominee has disproved most of the conventional campaign thinking. TCU political science professor James Riddlesperger and UTA political science professor Rebecca Deen.

How Border Residents Think

One of the pillars of Donald Trump's campaign has been his desire to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Yet 72 percent of U.S. border residents – and 86 percent of border residents in Mexico – are against the idea. That's according to a new poll conducted by Arizona State University's Cronkite News, Univision News, and The Dallas Morning News. This hour, we'll talk about what the survey says about life along the border with DMN reporter Alfredo Corchado.

The First 1,000 Days

When children are denied proper nutrition in their first few years of life, it stunts both their personal growth and the growth potential of their communities. This hour, we'll visit Uganda, India, Guatemala – and places in the U.S. – to hear how children in disadvantaged households are thriving thanks to programs focused on early-childhood nutrition. We'll be joined by Roger Thurow, senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World" (PublicAffairs).

When Kids Leave The Nest

Many parents devote the bulk of their energy to preparing their children for life out in the real world. So what should those parents do once the kids have left the house? This hour, we'll talk about how to refocus our lives once children are all grown up with Melissa T. Shultz, who writes about the idea in her memoir, "From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life" (Source Books).

What We Know About Animals

"Finding Dory" has made more money than any other movie released in 2016. Meanwhile, "Zootopia," "The Secret Life of Pets" and other films with animal protagonists have also connected with moviegoers. This hour, we'll talk about what we actually know about how animals think and feel – and about the relationship between animals and humans – with some of our favorite animal experts. We'll be joined by Emory University professor Frans de Waal, author of "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?," primate expert Jane Goodall and bioethicist Jessica Pierce, author of "Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets."

Advice For Caregivers

As people live longer, their adult children and other loved ones are taking on increased roles in caring for them. And that can lead to stress, guilt and burnout. This hour, we'll talk about strategies for coping with those feelings and embracing this important role with psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julie L. Mayer. They're co-authors of "AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family" (DaCapo).

Living Better Together

The U.S. is one of the most diverse societies in the world. It's one of our strengths, though we're still figuring out how to live together peacefully. This hour, we'll talk about ways that local governments and legal systems can foster a more harmonious environment with Washington University in St. Louis law professor John D. Inazu. He writes about the topic in "Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference" (University of Chicago Press).

On Coyotes

Americans have been at war with coyotes since we began to settle the West as they've threatened both our livestock and our household pets. And yet, the coyote has thrived both physically and as a part of lore. This hour, we'll talk about our love-hate relationship with these fascinating predators with Dan Flores, author of "Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History" (Basic Books).

Influencing The Subconscious

Most of us are loyal to particular brands, yet we're often hard pressed to explain why we favor one manufacturer over another. This hour, we'll talk about the many ways our decisions are subconsciously swayed with Jonah Berger, author of "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior" (Simon & Schuster).

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