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Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs! Entomologist Arnold van Huis explains.

Phos-chek drop during the 2013 Springs Fire

Reflecting on the devastating fires in California, we revisit a conversation with a longtime "hotshot" crew firefighter, Mary Pauline Lowry.  

Cracked pair of glasses

Have you ever thought about tracking down someone who bullied you when you were a child? Allen Kurzweil thought about it and actually confronted him. We'll hear his story in this hour as we explore the bullying epidemic. Also, we'll find out how the Internet has transformed bullying into a...

Piano with sheet music

Julian Barnes discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his bully - Joseph Stalin.

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-grade archenemies Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham have.

Has bullying changed from physical to psychological terror?

If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil has. He actually tracked down his childhood bully. He writes about his experience in "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully."

Students talking

Princeton historian Anthony Grafton explains how learning conversational Latin inspired his students.

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