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Exploring Bioengineering

Today at 10:00am

Adam Piore, author of the new book “The Body Builders,” takes us inside pioneering projects of bioengineering, from computer programs that help the blind “see” using sound to the ability to regenerate limbs, and the moral concerns facing the field.

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Fresh Air

Art of the Obit

Today at 1:00pm
Repeats at 7:00pm

Dave Davies talks with New York Times obituary writers Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox. Each of them has written over a thousand obits for the Times. They are the subject of the new documentary “Obit,” by director Vanessa Gould.

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Final Episode

Tonight at 11:00pm

Indivisible reflects on what we’ve learned in 100 days of listening to our fellow Americans. Join Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller for a conversation about what it would take to put politics aside and see each other as part of one American community.

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