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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

In Child Abuse Cases, Doctors Sometimes Get It Wrong

9/17/2020
When a child is rushed to the emergency room, doctors are on alert: not only to triage the crisis but to look for signs of abuse. Stephanie Clifford joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how child abuse cases often hinge on a doctor’s assessment of the situation. Her story “When the Misdiagnosis is Child Abuse” was published by The Marshall Project.

Duration:00:42:00

The Evolution Of What It Means To Be ‘Latino’

9/17/2020
Latinos are not a monolithic group – despite societal and governmental attempts to categorize them as such. Laura E. Gómez is professor of Law, Sociology, and Chicana/Chicano Studies at UCLA and the co-founder and faculty director of the Critical Race Studies Program there. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the dynamic Latino experience and the growing influence Latinos have on American life and politics. Her book is “Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism.”

Duration:00:45:15

White Parents Need To Talk To Their Kids About Race – Here’s How

9/16/2020
Studies show most parents can’t muster the courage to talk to their children about racism. And in this case, the thought doesn’t count. Fordham University psychology professor Tiffany Yip joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what an anti-racist conversation with children should sound like and why it’s not happening as often as it should.

Duration:00:48:08

People With Dementia Are Still There

9/16/2020
Dementia erases the very things that make people who they are – and it often leaves their loved ones unsure of how to interact with the person who remains. Lynn Casteel Harper is a chaplain and minister for older adults at The Riverside Church in New York City, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about honoring the human when caring for someone with cognitive disease. Her new book is called “On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear.”

Duration:00:47:50

The Invention Of Money

9/15/2020
The paper that a $100 bill is printed on is only worth something because we all agree that it is. Jacob Goldstein, co-host of NPR’s “Planet Money,” joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how our world goes ‘round in large part because we’ve all swallowed hard and agreed to not ask too much about the real value of currency. His new book is called “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing.”

Duration:00:47:53

A Boy’s Senior Year Can Go So Many Ways

9/15/2020
High school senior year comes with rapid coming-of-age lessons and high-stakes college entrance exams, equal-opportunity stressors that affect both the rich and poor. Jeff Hobbs joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the Los Angeles boys he followed for 12 months to tell their stories of working toward their higher-education goals amid atmospheres of racism and privilege. His book is “Show Them You’re Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College.”

Duration:00:47:07

You’re Being Judged By How You Talk

9/14/2020
How you say “park the car at Harvard yard” is a pretty good indicator of where and how you grew up –- one little sentence with a lifetime of prejudices baked in. Katherine Kinzler, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the biased ways we view dialects and accents. Her book is “How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—And What It Says About You.”

Duration:00:47:42

Hollywood’s Colorblind Illusion

9/14/2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed that his kids “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” And in the years that followed, it seems Hollywood didn’t quite get the message. Justin Gomer is an assistant professor of American studies at California State University, Long Beach, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the films of the 1970s and 80s and how the portrayal of race worked against gains of the Civil Rights movement. His book is called “White...

Duration:00:47:24

He Died, Their Love Survived

9/11/2020
Tembi Locke wasn’t expecting to find a husband on a vacation to Italy. And she also couldn’t have known she was setting herself up for tragedy. The actor and author talks to host Krys Boyd about love and loss: from finding her soulmate in Florence to his death from cancer, to the decision to travel back to her husband’s Sicilian hometown to find herself — and her family — again. Her book is called “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home.”

Duration:00:48:39

How Slave Patrols Became Police Departments

9/10/2020
From colonial times to the Civil War, policing meant oversight of slave societies. Those racist policies of the past have moved through time, codified in many ways into the present. Josie Duffy Rice is a journalist and president of The Appeal, a news publication that covers the criminal justice system. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why the idea of policing as we know it must be upended because it views “Black safety” as fundamentally separate from “white safety.” Her article in...

Duration:00:46:58

How Food Affects Our Mood

9/10/2020
You are what you eat. It’s time you heard that not just from your general physician but from your therapist as well. Dr. Uma Naidoo is founder and director of the Nutritional Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how science shows foods like blueberries –-and sadly, not cookies — are keys to mental health and cogitative function. Her new book is called “This is Your Brain on Food: An...

Duration:00:48:01

What If 17-Year-Old Boys Ran The State?

9/9/2020
For 85-years, the American Legion has run a mock government boot camp, teaching young men to campaign and win faux elections. And along the way, participants learn how far closely-held convictions will bend before they break. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine join host Krys Boyd to talk about a national program for high school students to learn the nuts and bolts of U.S. government by creating it themselves, which they capture in their documentary “Boys State,” airing on Apple TV +.

Duration:00:47:06

A Former CDC Director On The U.S. COVID Response

9/8/2020
The nation has found itself up against what we hope is a massive, once-in-a-century public health emergency. And compared to other developed nations, we’ve failed on several fronts. Tom Frieden directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2009-2017 and began his tenure facing the H1N1 pandemic. He talks with host Krys Boyd about the current response to COVID-19 and what America needs to do to prepare for future global outbreaks. This conversation is part of this year’s...

Duration:00:49:42

Here’s How The Universe Might End

9/8/2020
Inside our individual worlds we’re asking, “when will this all end?” The answer, at least when it comes to the actual universe, is give or take a couple billion years. North Carolina State University theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the math, science and mystery that allows space to predict our demise back here on Earth. Her book is “The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking).”

Duration:00:48:42

The Wisdom Of Trees

9/4/2020
To chart the seasons, look to tree leaves. To understand the past, look inside to the tree’s rings. Valerie Trouet, associate professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what we can learn by looking inside tree trunks – everything from the science of climate change to momentous occasions in human history. Her book is called “Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings.”

Duration:00:49:25

Bye, Bye Business Casual: The Pandemic And Fashion Industry

9/3/2020
In the work from home, shelter-in-place era, why would anyone put on a pair of heels or knot a tie? Dana Thomas joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the pandemic is reshaping our shopping habits and forcing the fashion industry to figure out how to survive on selling baggy tees. Her book “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes” is newly out in paperback.

Duration:00:47:37

Meet The Alien Hunters

9/3/2020
The truth is out there…but when it comes to alien hunters, no one can agree on where to find it. Stephen Rodrick, senior writer for Rolling Stone, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the love of the chase to find the unexplainable from his article “How UFO culture took over America.”

Duration:00:48:24

Hating On Hillary: How That Became A Thing

9/2/2020
Some people applaud her work as a first lady, senator and secretary of state while others focus on Benghazi and her e-mails. Michael D’Antonio joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his research into how one woman, identifiable by her first name only, became a symbolic cudgel for modern politics. His new book is “The Hunting of Hillary: The Forty-Year Campaign to Destroy Hillary Clinton.”

Duration:00:47:54

How Trump And Biden Are Courting Your Vote

9/2/2020
The nomination speeches have been given, pundits have weighed in, now it’s time for voters to make the choice. Washington Post’s national political reporter and Washington Week moderator Robert Costa joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the Biden and Trump campaign strategies to woo voters ahead of Election Day.

Duration:00:46:56

A History Of Tomboys

9/1/2020
It’s hard to be a rough-and-tumble girl in a world where pink and princesses equals feminine and everything else is boy stuff. Journalist Lisa Selin Davis joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how tomboys have pushed our ideas about gender conformity, which she writes about in “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different.”

Duration:00:47:58