Navigating The Grid

This hour, we’ll talk about the evolution of “the largest machine in the world” – and about what needs to be done to update it – with Gretchen Bakke. Her new book is called “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future.”

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Hope For A Thirsty World

This hour, we’ll learn how innovative thinkers are actually extending the flows of rivers, harvesting wastewater and growing fruit in the desert with Judith D. Schwartz, author of “Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World” (St. Martin’s Press).

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How Animals Think

This hour, we’ll talk about current research into animal intelligence with Frans de Waal, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His new book is “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?”.

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