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Steve Knopper: "MJ: The Genius Of Michael Jackson"

Veteran Rolling Stone magazine writer Steve Knopper, who has a new book on the complicated life and enduring legacy of Michael Jackson, talks about how the pop legend rose from humble beginnings in Indiana to become one of the world’s most beloved stars.

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Dan Jones: "Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty"

An expert on the Middle Ages and best-selling author of books on the era ("The Wars of the Roses," "The Plantagenets") turns to the Magna Carta. Dan Jones explains how the founding document of Western liberty came into being and why it has endured.

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Lookupable: The Hunt for New Words

Kojo explores the world of undocumented words and learns how one online dictionary aims to capture one million words that are missing from more traditional dictionaries.

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John Danforth: "The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics"

The former United States senator and ambassador to the United Nations is also an Episcopal priest. He argues in a new book that religion can act as a bridge in an era of bitterly divisive politics.

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Pixels vs. Pages: E-Books Take A Hit

Kojo explores what's behind the ongoing slump in e-book sales and why consumers still embrace both pixels and pages.

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David Maraniss: "Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss tells the story of Detroit in 1963, when the city was at its pinnacle. The Motor City native argues the shadows of collapse were evident even then.

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Stephen Breyer: "The Court And The World: American Law And The New Global Realities"

A conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: his reflections on recent decisions and why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court needs to be more global in its perspective.

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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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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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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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