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Your Inner Fish: Human Evolution From Fins To Forearms

Paleontologist Neil Shubin is driven by two big questions of human evolution: why do our bodies look the way they do and what is our place in the the natural world? His work focuses on finding the missing links that demonstrate turning points like when human hands evolved from fish fins and how gill bones transformed into jaw bones. Shubin joins Kojo to talk about his new PBS program, "Your Inner Fish."

Your Inner Fish: Series Promo

Our body is the legacy of our ancient animal ancestors. Meet them in this series.

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Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
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Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In More Than A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space

Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but researchers are checking it out.

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