By Design

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On today’s show: We’ll bring you the latest from the Republican National Convention. Marilynne Robinson talks about her new collection of essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books, and shares her thoughts on issues from from global debt to her Christian faith. We’ll look a new exhibit at MoMA about design for children throughout the 20th century. James Howard Kunstler explains why he thinks our faith in technology—and optimistic proclamations about the future—are based on a lot of magical thinking.