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In Deep with Angie Coiro - Newsmaker Interviews,

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Interviews In Deep Radio Productions

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In Deep with Angie Coiro - Newsmaker Interviews,

    Richard Dawkins: Outgrowing God

    Richard Dawkins: Outgrowing God

    Show Summary: When the fundamentals of science are being denied at the highest levels of power, and “alternative facts” has entered the lexicon, a new discussion on the importance of truth is required. Professor Richard Dawkins is joined in conversation by Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists.     Richard Dawkins is the author of a number of best-selling books, including The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. He was the inaugural holder of the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award, the Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the Kistler Prize, the Shakespeare Prize, the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science, the Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year Award, and the International Cosmos Prize of Japan. His latest book is Outgrowing God.     Robert Sapolsky is the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and author of A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons.

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    Tamim Ansary: The Invention of History

    Tamim Ansary: The Invention of History

    Show Summary: Thought leader Tamim Ansary returns for a discussion of his sweeping new nonfiction work, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000 Year History of Human Culture, Conflict and Connection.     Tamim Ansary sprang into prominence with Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Now he turns that scrutiny to the histories of smaller groups of people into today's globally connected, fully-interwoven human populace, and discovers something prescient: even before disparate human cultures ever met, their innovations always influenced one another… and now that influence is only speeding up. The world's major cultural movements— Confuscianism, Islam, Judeo-Christianity and Nomadism—have, he says, reached a new interrelationship inevitable in the march of human history. We are in a new time of revolutionary reinvention, as differing cultures overlap and transform rapidly due to global connectedness. What does this new proximity portend?     Tamim Ansary and Angie Coiro discuss the price and the prospect of this singularly connected moment in human history.

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    Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein: College Behind Bars

    Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein: College Behind Bars

    Show Summary: Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein examine the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, in their groundbreaking film College Behind Bars: Documenting The Bard Prison Initiative's Impact On Prisoners. Novick and Botstein, long-time associates of legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, invested years into filming inside the New York State prison system. College Behind Bars airs on PBS November 25 and 26, 2019.

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    Charles Postel: Inequality, An American Dilemma

    Charles Postel: Inequality, An American Dilemma

    Show Summary: Charles Postel's new book, Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896, compares and analyses today's wealth and power disparities in light of their origins in the Gilded Age of a century ago. Charles Postel, Professor of History at San Francisco State Univerity, is also the author of The Populist Vision.

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    Cyrus Grace Dunham: A Year Without A Name

    Cyrus Grace Dunham: A Year Without A Name

    Show Summary: For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations–lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman–until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story.

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    Lawrence Lanahan: The Quest To Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide

    Lawrence Lanahan: The Quest To Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide

    Show Summary: The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide is an eye-opening account of how a city creates its black, white, rich, and poor spaces, and suggests these problems are not intractable. Lawrence Lanahan has worked in radio and print journalism for over a decade, including five years producing for WYPR, Baltimore's NPR station. At WYPR, he won a duPont Award for "The Lines Between Us," a year-long multimedia series about inequality.

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