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Unthinkable Racism In Recent History

[2015-06-30 13:00:00] At the turn of the 20th century, a young Congolese man was included in an anthropology exhibit at the World's Fair before being put on display in the New York Zooligical Gardens' Monkey House. This hour, we'll talk about how such an inhumane idea became reality with Pamela Newkirk, author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Amistad).

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Social Action, Offscreen

[2015-06-30 12:00:00] Technology is often considered the cure-all for what ails us. And a lack of access to technology could be one of the reasons why the world's poor remain that way. This hour, we'll talk about why personal connections are the key to helping the less fortunate with computer scientist Kentaro Toyama, author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change From the Cult of Technology (PublicAffairs).

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The Origins Of Middle East Unrest

[2015-06-29 13:00:00] In the final days of the Ottoman Empire, Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in relative peace in the Middle East. This hour, we'll travel back in time a little more than a century with filmmaker Ben Loeterman to talk about how things turned sour, the subject of his film 1913: Seeds of Conflict, which airs Tuesday night at 8 on KERA-TV.

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Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal

[2015-06-29 12:00:00] On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This hour, we'll talk about what the ruling means for gay couples with Mark Pharris and Victor Holmes, the Plano men who were among the plaintiffs suing to have Texas' law against same-sex marriage overturned.

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The Drinking Life

[2015-06-25 13:00:00] For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was the fuel that transformed her into the outgoing, up-for-anything person she thought she wanted to be. This hour, we'll talk to her about the evolution of her drinking, which she writes about in her memoir Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget (Grand Central Publishing).

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Career Roulette

[2015-06-25 12:00:00] Nothing ventured, nothing gained – it's a philosophy that's paid dividends for some people willing to gamble a bit with their careers. This hour, we'll talk about why you might be sorry in playing it safe with Anne Kreamer, author of Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices are the Best Career Moves You Can Make (Random House).

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DISD After Mike Miles

[2015-06-24 13:00:00] On Tuesday, Mike Miles stepped down as DISD superintendent after nearly three years on the job. This hour, we'll talk to him about the ups and downs of his tenure – and what the district needs in its next superintendent.

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Our Races, Ourselves

[2015-06-24 12:00:00] What does it mean to identify as a particular race? It's a question that's captivated the country in the wake of Rachel Dolezal stepping down as head of the Spokane NAACP. This hour, we'll talk about the role that race plays in our identities with Mariela Nunez-Janes, an anthropologist who teaches at UNT, and Dr. Jason Shelton, a sociologist who teaches at UTA.

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Uncovering Nudism In America

[2015-06-23 13:00:00] Public nudity – it all seems so ... European. Still, an American nudist movement has thrived stateside since the 1920s. This hour, we'll talk about how we think about nudity relates to how we perceive morality, sexuality, gender and other areas with Brian Hoffman, author of Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism (NYU Press).

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Experiences Of Homeless Students

[2015-06-23 12:00:00] Homeless students must deal with the everyday pressures of school while also worrying about where they'll sleep when they leave the classroom. This hour, as part of the KERA's American Graduate series "Homeless in High School," we'll talk to a panel of students and teachers who know what it's like to be homeless.

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