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Ahmed Rashid/Clarissa Ward (Episode #404)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Leading Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses ramifications of the US exit from Afghanistan, possibilities of negotiating with the Taliban, and his book Pakistan on the Brink with CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward.

Daniel Okrent and John Huey (Episode #204)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Guests: Daniel Okrent (managing editor of Life magazine, author) and John Huey (Editor-in-chief, Time, Inc.).
This lively discussion, between two journalists of long standing, explores a very curious chapter in American history: Prohibition. Okrent's book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, is brimming with detailed portraits of the period's notable personalities.

Rick Pitino and Joe Nocera (Episode #506)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Rick Pitino is the only coach to take 3 different schools to the NCAA Final Four; the University of Louisville Cardinals captured that national basketball championship in 2013. Considered one of the most dynamic and successful basketball coaches of our time, he is also the author of four business and leadership books, including his newest book, The One-Day Contract. He is interviewed by Joe Nocera, opinion and business columnist for The New York Times.

Ray Kurzweil and Jim Fleming (Episode #502)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Ray Kurzweil's inventions have revolutionized society. The first CCD flatbed scanner, the first print to speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer... these and other innovative contributions make Kurzweil one of the leading inventors of the past two centuries. He is also a revolutionary thinker on the topic of artificial intelligence, contending that humans will eventually become hybrids of biological and non-biological intelligence. Talking with NPR's Jim Fleming, Kurzweil discusses his book "How to Create a Mind: the Secret of Human Thought Revealed," sharing insight into how the human brain evolved and some fascinating predictions about its future.

Steven Pinker (Episode #412)

KQED World: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Harvard University professor Steven Pinker talks about his controversial history of violence The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.

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