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Seg. 1: DNA Tests And Identity. Seg. 2: Archetypes Of Witches

Segment 1: Does your DNA make you who you are?

Senator Elizabeth Warren recently took a DNA test proving a percentage of her heritage is Native American. But how much should DNA shape your identity? We visit with authors who have voiced research and opinions on this topic as well as callers from our community.

Segment 2, beginning at 39:33: Witches in real life and on stage.

When you think of a witch, the most common picture is green skin, warts, and a pointy hat. Why is that? We explore the different archetypes of witches and their history with a local expert.

  • Jane Barnette, professor of theatre and dance, University of Kansas
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