Skip Navigation
  • Hidden Minds

    This hour, we’ll talk about how doctors search for brain function with Dr. Nicholas D. Schiff and Dr. Joseph J Fins of Weill Cornell Medicine. Their story “In Search of Hidden Minds” appears in the current issue of Scientific American Mind.

  • A Fresh Take On Thanksgiving

    This hour, we’ll talk about freshening up Thanksgiving staples – and about how to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions – with Dallas Morning News restaurant critic and Cooks Without Borders blogger Leslie Brenner and television chef and restaurateur Tiffany Derry.

  • A Lesson In Table Manners

    This hour, we’ll talk about maintaining common courtesy even when we disagree with people – and we’ll make sure we’re squared away with which side of the plate to place the knife and fork. We’ll be joined by Jeremiah Tower, author of “Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother.”

  • Speaking American

    This hour, we’ll talk about how the U.S. developed so many regional dialects – and about how to navigate these sub-languages – with Josh Katz, author of “Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide.”

  • Preventing Child Abuse

    This hour, we’ll talk about the possibility of using technology to predict when child abuses might happen with Dyann Daley, executive director of the Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and David Sanders, chair of the Presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

  • The Power Of Faith

    This hour, we’ll talk about how scientists are studying how our thoughts, feelings and faiths contribute to our well-being with Erik Vance. His story “The Healing Power of Faith” appears in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.

  • Home Beyond Earth

    This hour, we’ll talk about why Mars may not be the most viable option for a space colony – and we’ll talk about the place that is: Titan, a moon orbiting Saturn, with planetary scientist Amanda Hendrix, co-author of “Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets.”

  • Treasures Of The Earth

    This hour, we’ll talk about how humans throughout time have turned to the Earth for the materials that power our civilization, the subject of the new NOVA series “Treasures of the Earth: Gems, Metals and Power,” which airs tonight on KERA-TV.

  • Is Medicare Over?

    This hour, we’ll talk about how Medicare will be funded going forward – and about how it relates to the Affordable Care Act – with health journalist Trudy Lieberman. Her story “Is Medicare on Its Last Legs” appears in the current issue of Harper’s magazine.