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[2015-05-26 13:00:00] For a true-hearted copy editor, wrangling errors of spelling and punctuation has the thrill of an expedition for an archaeologist or an F5 tornado for a storm chaser. This hour we'll talk with Mary Norris, who spent over three decades in The New Yorker's copy department. Her new book is Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (W.W. Norton).
[2015-05-26 12:00:00] The death penalty has always been controversial, but with recent shortages of lethal injection drugs and a number of questionable occurrences in U.S. death chambers, there's a new furor. We'll examine one of those incidents this hour with Jeffrey Stern, contributor to The Atlantic. His current piece is "The Cruel and Unusual Execution of Clayton Lockett."
[2015-05-21 13:00:00] Parents and educators alike decry the many hours kids spend playing video games. But what if video games are actually the key to more sophisticated learning? This hour, we'll talk about the potential for games as a teaching tool with Greg Toppo, author of The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter(Palgrave Macmillan Trade).
[2015-05-21 12:00:00] The shootings in Garland earlier this month tied to a cartoon contest have brought the national conversation about free speech to North Texas. This hour, we'll talk about protecting freedom of expression – and defining its boundaries – with David K. Shipler, author of Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword (Knopf).
[2015-05-20 13:00:00] People with a gluten intolerance have seen their lives improve drastically after cutting out grains. At the same time, going gluten-free has become a fad among those looking for the next dietary breakthrough. This hour, we'll talk about the trend of foregoing our daily bread with Stephen Yafa, author of Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten (Avery).
[2015-05-20 12:00:00] Michael Morell was with President Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck the U.S. And he was at President Obama's side when the U.S. raided Osama bin Laden's compound. This hour, we'll talk to the retired deputy director of the CIA about securing peace through back-channel negotiations, which he writes about in The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism–From al Qa'ida to ISIS (Twelve).
[2015-05-19 13:00:00] In All the Light We Cannot See, a blind French girl and an orphan German boy in exile join forces in Nazi occupied France. This hour, we'll talk to the book's author, Anthony Doerr, about the story he took 10 years to write, and about what winning the Pulitzer Prize for it means to him. Doerr is in town to speak tonight at Arts & Letters Live.
[2015-05-19 12:00:00] For more than 30 years, if the U.S. was involved in a covert operation, there's a good chance Jack Devine was involved. This hour, we'll talk to the former head of the CIA's Directorate of Operations about the world of espionage, which he writes about in Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story (Picador). Devine speaks to the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth today at 6:30.
[2015-05-18 13:00:00] In 1971, eight activists broke into an FBI field office in Pennsylvania, stealing hundreds of secret files to share with member of Congress and the media. After 40 years of anonymity, the activists are now making their identities known. This hour, we'll talk about how their actions paved the way for WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden with the director of the Independent Lens documentary 1971. It airs tonight at 10:30 on KERA-TV.
[2015-05-18 12:00:00] Marijuana is used to treat everything from nausea to chronic pain to glaucoma. This hour, we'll talk about the science of medical marijuana with Hampton Sides, whose cover story on the topic is featured in the June issue of National Geographic magazine.