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[2015-10-12 13:00:00] The Harry Ransom Center on the UT-Austin campus is home to a Gutenberg Bible, the earliest known surviving photograph and the archives of David Foster Wallace. This hour, as we broadcast from KUT in Austin, we'll take a tour of the center's highlights and talk about the important role it serves in scholarly research with its director, Stephen Enniss.
[2015-10-12 12:00:00] After a distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Navy, William McRaven took command of the University of Texas system as its chancellor. This hour, as we broadcast from KUT in Austin, we'll talk to him about campus carry, rising tuition costs and other issues in higher education. And we'll also be joined by Morgan Smith, who covers education for "The Texas Tribune."
[2015-10-08 13:00:00] Jewish delis are known for their massive sandwiches and reliable comfort food. But their contribution to Jewish life extends well beyond the plate. This hour, we'll talk about the role these institutions have played in American culture with Ted Merwin, author of "Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli." (NYU Press)
[2015-10-08 12:00:00] Among the many everyday items we take for granted, the humble refrigerator is one of the most important. This hour, we'll talk about how refrigeration changed the way we eat and improved our overall health – and about what our fridges say about ourselves – with Jonathan Rees. He's the author of the "Refrigerator" entry of the "Object Lessons" series of books.
[2015-10-07 13:00:00] In the last 50 years, the foreign-born population in the U.S. has tripled. This hour, we'll look at the lasting impact of the Immigration and Nationality Act through the lens of one Virginia county with NPR's Tom Gjelten, author of "A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story" (Simon & Schuster).
[2015-10-07 12:00:00] Despite being illegal in nearly every state, prostitution remains a thriving industry. This hour, we'll explore the idea of decriminalizing sex work – and look at how other countries are taking innovative approaches to prostitution – with West Virginia University professor Alison Bass. Her new book is called "Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law" (ForeEdge).
[2015-10-06 13:00:00] What do Jabba the Hutt and Khal Drogo have in common? Aside from funny names, they also speak a language that's completely made-up. This hour, we'll talk about how these foreign tongues add to their fantastical stories with David J. Peterson, author of "The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building." "Game of Thrones" fans will be familiar with the Dothraki language Peterson created.
[2015-10-06 12:00:00] We'd like to think we do our best to help out the less fortunate among us. At what point, though, do we harm ourselves in the process? This hour, we'll talk about extreme cases of philanthropy with New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar, author of "Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help."
[2015-10-05 13:00:00] African lions are one of the fiercest predators on Earth. Yet for them to survive, it's human behavior that needs to change. This hour, we'll talk about how we can better protect lions with minimal intrusion into their worlds with Craig Packer, director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota. His new book is called "Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns" (University of Chicago Press).
[2015-10-05 12:00:00] Our brains are made up of billions of cells that make trillions of connections throughout our bodies. This hour, we'll explore the inner workings of this human control center with Dr. David Eagleman. His six-part PBS series "The Brain" debuts Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on KERA-TV.