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Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.

Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.
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Dallas, TX

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Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.

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English

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3000 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75201 800-933-5372


Episodes

The Human Toll Of America’s Endless Wars

4/20/2018
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For the last 17 years, we’ve asked our service members to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the question “What are we fighting for?” is becoming increasingly difficult to answer.Phil Klay served in Iraq as a Marine, and he joins us to talk about how unclear missions are leading to a crisis of morale in our military. He writes about the topic for The Atlantic.

Duration:00:48:42

How Bad Science Becomes Government Policy

4/19/2018
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When scientific journals publish new research, an opportunity is created for independent researchers to reproduce a study’s results. David Randall, director of research for the National Association of Scholars, joins us to talk about why many studies are filled with flaws – making them unable to be repeated – and about how that bad science is making its way into government policy. His op-ed “How Bad is the Government’s Science?” appears in The Wall Street Journal.

Duration:00:48:44

From Anonymous: Advice Columns Through The Decades

4/19/2018
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Advice columnists are often no more qualified to dispense wisdom than your friend or neighbor. What they do offer, though, is the chance to ask our tricky questions anonymously. Jessica Weisberg joins us to talk about the role Ann Landers, Dan Savage, Cheryl Strayed and many others play in American life. Weisberg’s new book is called “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, & Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed” (Nation Books).

Duration:00:48:42

The Upside Of Change

4/18/2018
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Change can be hard for even the most adventurous among us. Our brain’s ability to do things differently, though, is one of the traits that separates us from other creatures. Leonard Mlodinow joins us to talk about how we can train our brains to embrace change – and how we can nurture creativity. His new book is called “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change” (Pantheon).

Duration:00:48:40

Texas’ Problems Are America’s Problems

4/18/2018
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Texas looks like a state that could’ve been designed by Donald Trump with its low taxes and minimal regulations. And it’s been more than 20 years since a Democrat has been elected to statewide office. On the other hand, its urban centers are reliably blue and its population has already hit minority-majority status. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright joins us to talk about how contradictions that play out here reflect the nation as a whole, which he writes about in “God Save Texas:...

Duration:00:48:42

A City-Based Solution To Climate Change

4/17/2018
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Much of the conversation around climate change centers on how governments can address the problem. Carl Pope, former head of the Sierra Club, joins us to talk about why environmentalists should look beyond elected officials for action. His book, written with Michael Bloomberg, is called “Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet” (St. Martin’s Press).

Duration:00:48:41

Are Gangs And Frats The Same?

4/17/2018
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When Ibram X. Kendi was growing up in Queens, he witnessed the brutal initiation process gangs put new members through. And when he got to college, he saw that process play out again in fraternities. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, joins us to talk about the troubling connection between these two systems. His essay “What’s the Difference Between a Frat and a Gang?” appears in The Atlantic.

Duration:00:48:46

To Touch A Tornado: The Life Of A Storm Chaser

4/16/2018
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Tim Samaras’ fascination with tornados began as a kid watching “The Wizard of Oz.” And that obsession drove him to become one of America’s greatest storm chasers. Brantley Hargrove joins us to talk about how Samaras risked his life to learn all he could, the subject of Hargrove’s book “The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras” (Simon & Schuster).

Duration:00:48:41

Crafting Calm: Using Your Hands To Free Your Mind

4/13/2018
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For dedicated crafters, knitting someone a scarf is about more than creating a homemade gift. Alanna Okun joins us to talk about how a simple roll of yarn and a set of needles can offer a sense of control in a chaotic world. Her new book is called “The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting” (Flatiron Books). Tune in Friday, April 13, at 1pm.

Duration:00:48:42

Wellness Is Fine – But We’re All Gonna Die

4/12/2018
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It seems as if so much of our daily living is focused on not dying. And for all of our efforts, death comes for us all. Barbara Ehrenreich joins us to make the case that we should stop expending so much energy on wellness and let go of the idea that we can really alter the inevitable. Her new book is called “Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, And Our Illusion of Control” (Hachette).

Duration:00:49:04

A Conversation With Tyra Banks (And Her Mom!)

4/11/2018
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It’s easy to assume that Tyra Banks has been a success at everything she’s ever tried – from modeling to television to the business world. She – along with her mother, Carolyn London – joins us to talk about the behind-the-scenes struggles the world never saw – and how they worked through them as a team. Their book is called “Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss” (TarcherPerigee), and they’ll talk more about it tonight at the Wyly...

Duration:00:48:45

What’s In Store For The First Woman President

4/11/2018
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Jennifer Palmieri served as Hillary Clinton’s communications director during her presidential run. She joins us to talk about what she learned from working on an unsuccessful campaign – and about what future female politicians can take away from her experience. Her new book is called “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World” (Grand Central Publishing).

Duration:00:48:41

It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now

4/10/2018
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When Donald Trump won the presidency, many Republicans were relieved after eight years of Democratic rule. During the first year of his presidency, though, Trump has charted a new path for the GOP – one that has some conservatives questioning the future of their party. Michael Kirk joins us to talk about how the president has divided Republicans – and the country – with his bold leadership style. Kirk’s Frontline documentary “Trump’s Takeover” airs tonight at 9 on PBS stations.

Duration:00:47:52

Recruiting Teachers Who Look Like America

4/9/2018
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Texas schools have one of nation’s largest diversity gaps – meaning students of color are rarely taught by teachers who look like them. Michael Hansen, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution, joins us to talk about the effect this gap has on students – and about what it will take to narrow the divide.

Duration:00:48:42

The Story Of The ‘Siamese Twins’

4/9/2018
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In 1829, Chang and Eng Bunker arrived in Boston and were an immediate sensation, as most people had never encountered a set of conjoined twins. University of California English professor Yunte Huang joins us to tell the Bunkers’ story – how they won their freedom, entertained the masses and found love along the way. Huang’s new book is called “Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History” (Liveright).

Duration:00:48:42

Lidia Bastianich’s Life In Food

4/6/2018
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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich has taught millions of people the basics of Italian cooking on her PBS television show, “Lidia’s Kitchen.” She joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about her journey from Italian farm girl to celebrity chef, which she writes about in “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food” (Knopf). “Lidia’s Kitchen” airs Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on KERA-TV, and Bastianich speaks tonight as part of DMA Arts & Letters Live! at First United Methodist Church of Dallas.

Duration:00:48:52

How Power Has Changed

4/5/2018
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One of the most profound ways the internet has changed the world is as a tool for connecting like-minded people, allowing the many to seize power from the few. Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms join us to talk about how this concept has played out in everything from Airbnb to Black Lives Matter, which they writes about in “New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World — and How to Make It Work for You” (Doubleday). They’ll talk about the book more tonight as part of Authors Live! at...

Duration:00:48:43

Jorge Ramos Never Feels At Home

4/5/2018
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Jorge Ramos was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States in his early 20s. The Univision broadcaster has been critical of both President Obama and President Trump on immigration, and he joins us to talk about why even after 35 years of living here, he still feels like an outsider. His new book is called “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era” (Vintage Books). He’ll speak to the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday.

Duration:00:48:34

Barbara P. Bush on Global Activism

4/4/2018
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Barbara Pierce Bush – along with her sister, Jenna – grew up surrounded by politics. First their grandfather became president, then their father was elected governor before moving into the White House himself. She joins us to talk about growing up in the spotlight – and about moving beyond it to make a life of her own. Her new book, written with Jenna Bush Hager, is called “Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life” (Grand Central Publishing). She’s in town to accept Austin...

Duration:00:48:41

The Branch Davidian Siege: 25 Years Later

4/4/2018
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Twenty-five years ago, cult leader David Koresh entered into a standoff with federal agents that ended in the deaths of 75 people, including his own. A new documentary features survivors and law enforcement officers who experienced the tragedy, and executive producer Charles Poe joins us to talk about how the situation could’ve been handled differently. “Waco: The Longest Siege” airs April 9 at 7 p.m. on Smithsonian Channel.

Duration:00:48:36

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