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Conversations and stories that explore the way the world works.

Hosted by Doug Fabrizio, KUER's award-winning program features conversations with authors, politicians, artists and others. KUER 90.1  (9 a.m. and 7 p.m.); Streaming at radiowest.org

Since life first evolved on earth more than four billion years ago, it has passed in and out of existence five times. Make that six. An extinction event is happening right now. So what can we learn about the previous ones? (Rebroadcast)

by H. Charles McBarron, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

We think of the Revolutionary War as brave patriots fighting for a noble cause, which is true. But as the historian Holger Hoock reminds us, it was also a bloody and brutal conflict, and its outcome was shaped by its cruelty.

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Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with director Kimberly Reed’s documentary DARK MONEY. It follows an intrepid journalist fighting to expose the real-life impacts of the Citizens United ruling on Montana’s politics.

Anthony Kennedy official SCOTUS portrait
Supreme Court of the United States

Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. There are a lot of decisions to discuss. And of course, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. So, what does it all mean?

Heavens On Earth

Jun 29, 2018
Stained glass window with angel.
dun_deagh, CC via Flickr, http://bit.ly/2p1nKqb

Why do so many cultures and faiths teach some version of an afterlife? Friday, skeptic Michael Shermer joins us to talk about our obsession with immortality and what it means for life here and now. (Rebroadcast)

Psychedelic flax landscape.
AK Rockefeller, CC via Flickr, https://bit.ly/2IylSN4

The writer Michael Pollan is with us to talk about his new book on psychedelics. It’s about their potential to heal mental illnesses, and to explore the subject, Pollan took a few trips himself.

A tightly-packed crowd of people.
Photo by Espen Sundve, CC via Flickr, https://bit.ly/2ITAqrs

Wednesday, we’re going to try to give A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. It’s actually the title of geneticist Adam Rutherford’s new book. It describes the history of humankind through genetics.

Asking For A Friend

Jun 26, 2018
Woman reading newspaper.
Diego Sevilla Ruiz, CC via Flickr, https://bit.ly/2trHWEI

Tuesday, we're talking about what advice columnists have had to say over the years about life and love. Author Jessica Weisberg says our questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed.

To End A Presidency

Jun 25, 2018
U.S. Presidential seal.
HarshLight via CC/Flickr, http://bit.ly/2ltKKwH

What would it mean to impeach President Trump? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment is democracy's ultimate weapon. He joins us to explain how impeachment works, when it should be used, and the perils of seeking to end a presidency.

Political Tribes

Jun 22, 2018
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Legal scholar Amy Chua says tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

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