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.

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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.”

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The Bats In Austin

This hour, we’ll take in the scene from the Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge with bat experts from the non-profit Austin Bat Refuge. And later in the hour, we’ll talk about new research into how bats use sonar with Mike Ryan, professor of integrative biology at UT-Austin, and UT graduate student May Dixon.

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The Future Of Urban Life

This hour, we’ll talk about how cities can deal with climate change, income equality and other challenges with Jonathan Rose, author of “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life” (Harper Wave).

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A More Sustainable Food System

This hour, we’ll talk about why some food regulations may have unintended consequences – and about how we can more efficiently feed the country – with food lawyer Baylen J. Linnekin. He’s the author of “Biting the Hands That Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable.”

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