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Noon and 8pm Programming for Monday, July 14th

Kate Ter Haar

Essential Pittsburgh will take a summer break July 14th – 18th. We’ll return with live shows on July 21st.

While we’re away enjoy the daily arts and culture program Q with Jian Ghomeshi at noon. At 8pm find out what drives human behavior on the program The Really Big Questions (TRBQ) with Dean Olsher.

You can listen to past episodes of Essential Pittsburgh here or check out the podcast in iTunes.

Today at noon on Q: Is constant distraction affecting our ability to appreciate literature? UK author Tim Parks and Globe & Mail editor Jared Bland debate that question.

At 8pm on The Really Big Questions, hosted by Dean Olsher: Why do humans feel the need to pair up? Hear from a variety of guests, including neurologist Lucy Brown, who says the brain of a person head-over-heels is similar to that of a person’s high on cocaine.

While we're off-air you can leave a question or comment for Essential Pittsburgh at 412-256-8783.