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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

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David Kessler: "Capture: Unraveling The Mystery of Mental Suffering"

Dr. David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner, argues a single neurological process is the foundation of addiction and many mental disorders. Diane Rehm talks with him about his new theory on the root cause of depression, over-eating and drug abuse -- and implications for better treatment.

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Antoine Van Agtmael And Fred Bakker: "The Smartest Places On Earth: Why Rustbelts Are The Emerging Hotspots Of Global Innovation"

New research by an economist and a journalist on the emerging "brain belts" of America. Why some rust belt cities like Akron, Ohio; Albany, New York; and Portland, Oregon are becoming the hotspots of global innovation.

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Manisha Sinha: "The Slave's Cause: A History Of Abolition"

A new history of the abolition movement that unearths stories of the men and women, blacks and whites who pushed this country to end slavery.

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Lee Smith: "Dimestore: A Writer's Life"

Lee Smith began writing stories as a child, selling them for a nickel apiece. The novelist on her new memoir about growing up in a small Appalachian town and how it shaped her life and her literature.

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"The Anatomy Of Love," 25 Years Later

In the early nineties, anthropologist Helen Fisher wrote “The Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray.” Now she’s back with the latest research on how love affects the brain and how the Internet has changed dating.

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Julian Borger: "The Butcher's Trail: How The Search For Balkan War Criminals Became The World's Most Successful Manhunt"

After the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the international community identified 161 suspected war criminals. Fourteen years later, every single person on the wanted list had been captured. The Guardian's diplomatic editor recounts one of the most successful manhunts in history.

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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets (Rebroadcast)

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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