Reporting from Afghanistan; What Animals Think; Parenthood and Poverty; Emma Donoghue's New Novel

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An Afghan resident walks past a graffiti slogan against the presidential election in the city of Herat on April 3, 2014. Afghans vote on April 5 for a successor to Hamid Karzai.

New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall talks about reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan in the months after 9/11 and a war fought by American leaders who barely understood their enemy. We’ll find out what the latest scientific research reveals about how smart some animals are. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America looks at mothers and fathers living in poverty in inner cities. Emma Donoghue talks about her latest novel, Frog Music.