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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.

Location:

Dallas, TX

Networks:

PRX

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Think Again with Krys: What Caregivers See That We Don't

4/10/2021
If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: the experiences of two different caregivers and what we can learn from them.

Duration:00:32:45

The Roadblocks To Love For Black Women

4/9/2021
More than 70 percent of Black women in America are unmarried. Perhaps it’s not a failure of dating but a marker of deep and systemic racism. Dianne M. Stewart is an associate professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University, where she created the course “Black Love.” She joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about the intersection of romantic love and Black Civil Rights. Her book is “Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage.”

Duration:00:43:02

After Vaccination, The Next Steps To Normal

4/8/2021
As the Covid vaccine rollout picks up across the nation, new questions arise about what people can do once vaccinated. Dr. Celine Gounder served as the Biden administration’s COVID transition advisor and is an epidemiologist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how we should think about reopening schools, offices and maybe even our vacation plans as more and more people become vaccinated.

Duration:00:28:03

NFTs And The Future Of Digital Art

4/8/2021
N.F.T. is short for “non-fungible token” – think of them as a digital way to own artwork. And they’re challenging the traditional art world to rethink how it operates. Kyle Chayka is a contributor to The New Yorker, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the high stakes, high-price world of digital art and why galleries, museum curators, auction houses, even everyday people are jumping on this cutting-edge trend. His article is called headlined “How Beeple Crashed the Art World.”

Duration:00:37:35

Student Debt Is Crushing Parents, Too

4/7/2021
Your child gets the exciting news they’ve been accepted into college. Now comes the scary part: How will you pay for it? Caitlin Zaloom, associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how college-minded parents are taking on enormous debts to fund higher education and why the middle-class is especially crunched. She’s the author of “Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost.”

Duration:00:35:56

The Side Effects Of Meditation

4/7/2021
Mediation is supposed to lead to serenity, so it’s surprising that scientific research shows the practice can sometimes lead to serious psychiatric problems. David Kortava joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we’ve overlooked the potential problems with achieving a high level of mindfulness, including depression and schizophrenic deterioration. His article “Lost in Thought: The Psychological Risks of Meditation” was published in Harper’s Magazine.

Duration:00:34:22

Caregivers Can’t Catch A Break

4/6/2021
There’s an invisible army that continues to grow in America: those who stay home to care full-time for loved ones, unseen and uncompensated. Kate Washington joins host Krys Boyd to talk about caring for her husband after he was diagnosed with cancer, her feelings of isolation, and her realization that caregiving keeps a broken health care system afloat. Her book is “Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America.”

Duration:00:36:19

Online Scams Are Out Of Control

4/6/2021
There were more than 790,000 complaints of phishing scams, data breaches and ransomware attacks in 2020. Why can’t law enforcement do more to stop them? Ankush Khardori is a lawyer and former federal prosecutor who specialized in financial fraud and white-collar crime. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss internet crime, why it’s gotten worse during the pandemic, and the persistent problems facing the Justice Department. His article in Wired is “The DOJ Must Crack Down on the Scourge of Online...

Duration:00:35:10

How The Quest For Flavor Drove Evolution

4/5/2021
Peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese – perfectly paired foods are likely the creations of discerning caveman ancestors. Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we prefer cooked food, the various ways we taste, and how our pursuit of a good meal might’ve led to starting the first fire. His book, co-authored by medical anthropologist Monica Sanchez, is “Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human.”

Duration:00:32:58

The Pressure To Act Happy When Your Child Has Special Needs

4/5/2021
Parents of children with disabilities can feel pressure to keep up appearances in front of able-bodied families. Heather Lanier joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the personal struggles she faces parenting her daughter, a child with a very rare genetic disorder, while navigating a world that expects parents to raise high-achieving children. Her essay published by Longreads is “Out There I Have to Smile.”

Duration:00:32:11

Think Again with Krys: Those Were The Days

4/3/2021
If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: how the trajectory of a U.S. senator's life was permanently altered in an instant and what a man found out about himself by running thousands of miles.

Duration:00:29:10

Rights Shouldn’t Be A Zero-Sum Game

4/2/2021
Arguments over the Bill of Rights often come down to court battles deciding winners against losers, leaving no room for compromise. Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why courts have an outsized role in determining what Americans fight for and against, a method he says is out of line with what the framers of the Constitution envisioned. His book is “How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart.”

Duration:00:46:01

He Ran Towards His Indigenous Roots

4/1/2021
As a first-generation American, Noé Álvarez turned away from the typical steps toward the middle class and instead ran away – literally – through a foot race over indigenous lands that connected him to who he is and wants to be. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his participation in Peace and Dignity Journeys, which allowed him to explore the world of his ancestors. His book is called “Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land.”

Duration:00:39:52

How Facebook A.I. Enables Misinformation

4/1/2021
Social media algorithms are trained to predict what we like, and yet no one predicted how those clicks could weaponize lies across the globe. Karen Hao, senior artificial intelligence reporter with MIT Technology Review, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her profile of Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, who built Facebook’s wildly successful AI platform only to later struggle with the reality that he can’t tame the monster he created. Her article is headlined “How Facebook Got Addicted to Spreading...

Duration:00:38:02

A Conversation With Sen. Tammy Duckworth

3/31/2021
Before representing Illinois in the U.S. Senate, Tammy Duckworth was also a member of the U.S. House, an Assistant V.A. Secretary and a Purple Heart recipient. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her thoughts as an Asian American woman in the wake of the recent Atlanta murders – and her ideas as a senator following two high-profile mass shootings. Her new book is called “Every Day is a Gift: A Memoir.”

Duration:00:40:38

Was Closing Schools The Right Move For American Teens?

3/31/2021
As states locked down schools to protect students from COVID, the unintended consequence was the terrible toll on youth mental health. Alec MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica, and he joins host Krys Boyd to tell the stories of teenagers in two small towns, one in New Mexico and one in Texas, where governors took very different approaches to public safety. His article is headlined “The Lost Year: What the Pandemic Caused Teenagers.”

Duration:00:37:15

The Limits Of Identity Politics

3/30/2021
How we identify – from race to ethnicity to gender to nationality – informs how we behave and how people behave toward us. University of Manchester sociology professor Gary Younge joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how societies operate based on assumptions and privileges granted to people based on their identities. His book, newly out in paperback, is “Who Are We?: How Identity Politics Took Over the World.”

Duration:00:41:31

Dallas Fed Chair Talks Post-Pandemic Economy

3/30/2021
Vaccine eligibility has opened up for all adult Texans, a big step in the state’s economic recovery. Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how increased rates of vaccination and the rollback of COVID restrictions will affect the state’s economy the rest of the year.

Duration:00:30:27

It’s Time To Renovate How We Build Houses

3/29/2021
Owning a single-family home marks the realization of the American Dream – and for many the inability to ever own a home is proof that that dream needs to be re-evaluated. Diana Lind is a housing fellow at the global nonprofit NewCities, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about rethinking how and where we live, why homeownership shouldn’t be the most prominent way to create wealth, and how to find new ways to create community. Her book is “Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler,...

Duration:00:32:43

A 50-Year Look At American Immigration

3/29/2021
As migrants continue to reach the U.S.-Mexican border in large numbers, the federal government is struggling to develop a workable strategy to address the issue. Sarah R. Coleman, assistant professor of history at Texas State University, joins host Krys Boyd to work through near-term policy options and to talk about ideas for improving the conditions in the countries migrants are fleeing. Her new book is “The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America.”

Duration:00:33:43