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On this edition of Conversations, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Cosmic Queries: Star Talk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going.” Tyson is an astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. He is the host of the podcast, "StarTalk," and two seasons of the television show, "Cosmos."

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Republicans and Democrats across the country are fighting over whether transgender athletes should be welcome in girls' and women's sports. The Kansas Legislature passed a ban, but it looks destined for a veto.

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On this edition of Conversations, Crystal Maldonado talks with host Dan Skinner about her debut Young Adult novel, “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.” Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in “Latina” magazine, “The Hartford Courant,” and “Dogster.” She is also the co-founder of the online magazine “Positively Smitten.” 

Composer Jerry Goldsmith was nominated for 18 Academy Awards and collaborated with some of film history's most accomplished directors. On this edition of Film Music Friday, we'll hear some of Goldsmith's most memorable scores, including music from The Blue Max, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, The Omen and Patton.

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