Sunday, May 26
Guest: Richard Rubin
When we remember American veterans who served in war, we often forget of those who fought in the first World War. For over a decade, writer RICHARD RUBIN traveled across America searching for living veterans of the WWI. The men and women Rubin found ranged in age from 101 to 113. Today, all of the veterans of the American Expeditionary Forces have died – the last surviving WWI vet died in 2011– but Rubin was able to talk with many of them and learn about their remarkable experiences. He recounts their stories and history of the war in his new book, “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.”
[REBROADCAST] If you've ever had a dog, chances are you’ve wondered what is going on in its head. Scientists have been thinking about this too, probing the canine mind to figure out just how smart dogs really are. And it turns out – pretty darn smart. Evolutionary anthropologist BRIAN HARE studies dogs and primates at Duke University and has found that although primates have bigger brains, dogs have particularly high social IQs that have helped them win a place in our homes and hearts. Marty talks to Hare about his research and his recent book, “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think,” co-authored with Vanessa Woods.
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis