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Globetrotting With 'National Geographic'

[2015-04-30 13:00:00] National Geographic magazine has been taking its readers to the far corners of the globe for more than 125 years. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about how the magazine chooses what to cover – and about its stunning photography – with its editor-in-chief, Susan Goldberg.

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Alexander Graham Bell On Tape

[2015-04-30 12:00:00] Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the telephone. But his contributions to the world of sound stretch beyond his most famous invention. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about Bell's pioneering work in audio recordings with Carlene Stephens, curator of the National Museum of American History exhibition "Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound."

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D.C. On TV And Film

[2015-04-29 13:00:00] Political television shows such as House of Cards and Veep just wouldn't feel authentic if they didn't film at least some of their scenes in the nation's capital. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about shooting TV and movies in America's most security conscious city with Angie Gates, director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development; and House of Cards location manager Patrick Burn.

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Caring For Our Vets

[2015-04-29 12:00:00] Veterans of the Vietnam War are entering their golden years as combat troops from Afghanistan and Iraq are returning home. And that has the Department of Veterans Affairs very busy. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about caring for our veterans and helping them to return to civilian life with Dr. Harold Kudler, chief consultant for Mental Health Services; and Michael Fisher, program analyst for the VA's Readjustment Counseling Service. Find the Vet Center nearest you, and consult this list of resources for veterans in need.

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Serving Texas In The House

[2015-04-28 13:00:00] With terms lasting just two years, it's tough to get to know members of the House of Representatives. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk with two North Texas members – Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas 33rd congressional district and Rep. Michael Burgess of the 26th – about national issues important to their constituents and about the everyday life of a congressman in Washington.

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A Conversation With Scott Simon

[2015-04-28 12:00:00] Scott Simon's relaxed delivery signals to millions of NPR listeners that the weekend is finally here. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk to the Weekend Edition Saturday host about his new memoir, Unforgettable: A Mother's Final Days – And the Lessons that Last a Lifetime (Flatiron Books).

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Texas' Role In The 2016 Election

[2015-04-27 13:00:00] With Rand Paul and Ted Cruz already in the presidential race and Rick Perry lurking, Texas looks to play a big role in the 2016 elections. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk about the race with a panel of newspaper reporters with Texas roots – Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau Chief Todd Gillman and Abby Livingtson of The Texas Tribune.

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Behind The Scenes Of NPR News

[2015-04-27 12:00:00] As NPR's vice president for news, Chris Turpin manages close to 400 journalists across the country and in 17 bureaus around the world. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we'll talk to him about covering breaking news live on the air, supplementing those broadcasts on the Web and about the behind the scenes work in Washington that makes it all possible.

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No 'Guts' About It: Microbiology Explained

[2015-04-23 13:00:00] Tiny microbes living in our bodies have an incredible ability to influence everything from our moods to our sleep patterns. This hour, we'll talk about how we can improve our health by taking better care of these microorganisms with Rob Knight, director of the Microbiome Initiative at the University of California, San Diego. His new book is Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED).

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The Future of Pediatric Cancer Treatments

[2015-04-23 12:00:00] Immunotherapy and genetic sequencing are two of the more promising treatments for pediatric cancer currently in development. This hour, we'll talk about how these treatments might be helping kids in the coming years with Ted Laetsch of UT Southwestern Medical School.

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