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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

James Baldwin Still Has Something To Say

7/13/2020
In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, James Baldwin, with anger and love, documented the work that still needed to be done. And his words still resonate today. Eddie Glaude, Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about looking at today’s racism through Baldwin’s eyes. His book is “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.”

Duration:00:47:14

Why Science Is So Easy To Dismiss

7/13/2020
“Motivated reasoning” is deciding what evidence to believe based on a conclusion that one prefers. Is that why some people wear masks and others don’t? Adrian Bardon, professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how identity, political affiliation, culture and rationalization have led to science denial. He’s the author of “The Truth About Denial: Bias and Self-Deception in Science, Politics, and Religion.”

Duration:00:47:12

The Future Of DACA

7/10/2020
The Supreme Court narrowly rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – meaning life for its nearly 700,000 participants remains in limbo. In this collaboration between Think and The Texas Newsroom, host Krys Boyd explores why Congress has been unwilling to create legislation that addresses DACA, shares the stories of DACA recipients as they go about their lives unable to plan for their futures, and talks to Janet Napolitano, who...

Duration:00:49:25

In Defense Of The Suburbs

7/9/2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of COVID-19, “If you reduce the density you can reduce the spread.” As we look to a new world laden with pandemic worries, the message might as well be, “get out of town.” Ian Bogost, contributing writer at The Atlantic and the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about ditching the urban core for peace — and distance. His article his headlined “Revenge of the Suburbs.”

Duration:00:47:27

A Business Approach To Fixing Politics

7/9/2020
If your country’s two dominant political parties faced more competition, they might have to reach beyond their bases to stay competitive. Katherine M. Gehl, founder of the Institute for Political Innovation, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about lessons from the business world that could fix our political system. Her new book, co-written with Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, is called “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our...

Duration:00:47:35

Meet The Woman Behind Some Of TV’s Funniest Characters

7/8/2020
Forget “live, laugh, love” – scriptwriter and producer Kari Lizer wants three dogs and more sleep. The creator of “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and an Emmy-nominated co-executive producer of “Will & Grace” joins host Krys Boyd to talk about life after the kids have left, a new disdain for high heels, and finally finding her voice. Her new book is “Aren’t You Forgetting Someone?: Essays from My Mid-Life Revenge.”

Duration:00:47:35

For The Dying, Dreams Offer Comfort

7/8/2020
Patients in hospice care tend to sleep a lot – and those periods of blissful rest can lead to a new way of dreaming. Dr. Christopher Kerr, CEO and chief medical officer at Hospice Buffalo, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about observing end-of-life patients and how their dreams and visions provide moments of beauty and affirmation. His new book is called “Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End.”

Duration:00:47:40

Beyond Cattle: How Giraffes And Giant Antelopes Came To Texas

7/7/2020
Five-thousand Texas ranches keep at least one exotic animal species. That means everything from antelopes to zebras. Asher Elbein joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what happens when a nilgai meets the cow – and how these nonnative animals are affecting the landscape. His article published in The Texas Observer is “The Texotics.”

Duration:00:48:04

Not Black And White: Asian-American Women And Colorism

7/7/2020
Asian and Asian-American women often find themselves in a battle against colorism – even from within their own families. Nikki Khanna, associate professor in the department of sociology at the University of Vermont, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how these women internalize feelings of being less than. Her new book is called “Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism.”

Duration:00:48:21

How Having An Abortion — Or Not — Affects Women

7/6/2020
Reproductive rights make headlines during presidential campaigns and out of the Supreme Court. It’s less common, however, to hear from women with firsthand experience. Diana Greene Foster is a professor in the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services and director of research at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH). She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her longitudinal study focused on individual...

Duration:00:48:05

How Women Earned The Right To Vote

7/6/2020
In August 1920, American women were granted the right to vote. And the reality is, they fought hard to take it. Writer, director and producer Michelle Ferrari joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the passage of the 19th Amendment and the brave women who pushed that movement to success. Her two-part American Experience documentary, “The Vote,” debuts tonight on PBS stations.

Duration:00:46:57

Robert Gates On America’s Post-Cold War Path

7/2/2020
Robert Gates, served as secretary of defense under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, former officer in the United States Air Force and worked for the CIA before being appointed director of the agency. A member of the National Security Council staff in four administrations, he served eight presidents of both political parties. He was president of Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2006, is currently chancellor of the College of William & Mary, was national president of the Boy Scouts...

Duration:00:48:34

The Inner Lives Of Butterflies

7/2/2020
From caterpillar to chrysalis to fully formed butterfly, these insects inspire wonder, fascination and a whole world of science exploring their quirks. Journalist Wendy Williams joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the colorful, weird and beautiful ways butterflies survive — and how they help humans live. Her book is called “The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World’s Favorite Insect.”

Duration:00:48:04

Colson Whitehead Visits The Jim Crow South

7/1/2020
Colson Whitehead’s latest novel is based on a real juvenile detention reformatory in 1960s Florida. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his story of two boys, bound by the trauma around them as they swing between hope and cynicism. Earlier this year, “The Nickel Boys” earned Whitehead his second Pulitzer Prize.

Duration:00:47:45

Beyond Borders: What Makes A Nation

7/1/2020
Nationalism would seem to be at odds with an increasingly interconnected world. But throughout history, nation-states have always had to navigate a push-pull relationship with places beyond their borders. Thomas Meaney, a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the history of military intervention, citizen uprisings, and the ideas around citizenship that define belonging in our world. His...

Duration:00:47:28

Building Cities That Climate Change Won’t Wash Away

6/30/2020
Despite its name, a 500-year storm really means there’s 1 in 500 chance of occurring in any given year. Between 2015 to 2017, Houston experienced three—not great odds. Are cities pivoting as quickly to protect citizens? Shayla Love, a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate, talks to host Krys Boyd about all the hidden things that make a city run smoothly and why it’s not ready to face the reality of climate change. Her article is “Our...

Duration:00:47:21

What Happened The Last Time We Tried To Cut Off Immigation

6/30/2020
If there was a flood of immigration at the turn of the century, with the 1924 Immigration Act, it became little more than a trickle. Jia Lynn Yang, deputy national editor at the New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the lawmakers at the forefront of the push to change the law and the immigrants at the center of the fight for equality. Her book is “One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration 1924-1965.”

Duration:00:48:08

How Universities Contribute To Inequality

6/26/2020
When the 2019 college admissions scandal broke, it reaffirmed what education scholars already knew: there are severe inequities among who and who is not admitted to colleges and universities. Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, talks to host Krys Boyd about how our higher education system contributes to inequality. His book, co-written with Peter Schmidt and Jeff Strohl, is “The Merit Myth: How Our Colleges Favor the Rich and Divide...

Duration:00:49:25

We Ask A Lot Of Police — Here’s What We Can Outsource

6/25/2020
In addition to law enforcement, our police forces are tasked with plenty of responsibilities that have fallen through the bureaucratic cracks. Patrick Sharkey, professor of sociology and public affairs at New York University and founder of AmericanViolence.org, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about strategies for offloading elements of the job that stand in the way of effective policing.

Duration:00:47:47

Schools Can Create Better Citizens By Returning To Civics

6/25/2020
Only two in five Americans can name the three branches of government. Does that correlate with the approximately 80 percent that doesn’t trust the government at all? Rebecca Winthrop, co-director of the Center for Universal Education and a senior fellow of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, joins host Krys Boyd to argue that, without teaching the fundamentals of how our government works, we’ll never convince people to get out the vote. Her brief for Policy 2020...

Duration:00:47:49