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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


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Episodes

To Infinity … And Beyond!

11/21/2018
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Space is a subject that fascinates kids and adults alike. This hour, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations about the cosmos, talking about the significance of discovering liquid water on Mars, what we know about the origins of the sun and what researchers have learned from sending a satellite on a mission 3 billion miles from Earth.

Duration:00:48:36

Thanksgiving Is A Made-Up Holiday (And That’s OK)

11/21/2018
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By now, most adults know the first Thanksgiving didn’t quite go down the way we were taught in school. Anthropologist Jack David Eller joins us to talk about how American holidays and customs are largely borrowed from other cultures or created from myths. His new book is called “Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo” (Reaktion Books).

Duration:00:48:37

How Travel Apps Can Steer You Wrong

11/20/2018
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As the New York Times Frugal Traveler columnist, Seth Kugel visited more than 50 countries in search of rich experiences for the less-than-rich. He joins us to talk about why sticking to a limited budged can actually produce a more rewarding trip, which he writes about in “Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious” (Liveright).

Duration:00:48:42

Why Working Mothers Can’t Win

11/20/2018
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Parenting can be particularly difficult for working mothers, seeing as that working fathers are usually just known as “fathers.” Amy Westervelt joins us to talk about her experiences balancing work and parenting, which included checking in with her boss from the maternity ward. Her new book is called “Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood – and How to Fix It” (Seal).

Duration:00:48:40

Americans Are Scared Of The Wrong Things

11/19/2018
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With nuclear threats, natural disasters and social unrest, it feels like scary times, doesn’t it? Sociologist Barry Glassner joins us to talk about why our perception of these threats doesn’t line up with the reality of trouble striking. His best-selling book “The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things” (Basic Books) has just been updated and re-released.

Duration:00:48:40

Alone At The South Pole

11/19/2018
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Two men – one American, one Brit – are each attempting to become the first person to cross Antarctica on foot unassisted. New Yorker staff writer David Grann joins us to talk about Henry Worsley, a British special forces officer who gave it a shot in 2015 (spoiler alert: he didn’t succeed). Grann tells the story in his new book, “The White Darkness” (Doubleday).

Duration:00:48:38

Haunted By Mental Illness

11/16/2018
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Lindsay Wong grew up in a family full of mental illness. But instead of seeking treatment, her grandmother and mother blamed their maladies on ghosts who haunted the living. Wong joins us to talk about how the stigma surrounding mental illness affected her loved ones, which she writes about in her memoir, “The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family” (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Duration:00:48:43

How Eggplants Have Sex

11/15/2018
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The fruits, vegetables, legumes and other foods that wind up on our tables all have something in common: They made it there because of sex. University of California, Riverside genetics professor Norman C. Ellstrand joins us to talk about the mechanics of plant reproduction, which he writes about in “Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food” (University of Chicago Press).

Duration:00:48:44

Bring Back The Trust-Busters

11/15/2018
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Some of our most important industries – banking, technology, pharmaceuticals – are controlled by just a handful of companies. Columbia University professor Tim Wu joins us to talk about the link between concentrated industrial influence and concentrated wealth, which he writes about in “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age” (Columbia Global Reports).

Duration:00:48:41

Fresh From The Lab: It’s Your Dinner

11/14/2018
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Humanity approaches pets and even endangered species with kindness. Jacy Reese joins us to talk about how the next step in expanding our morality is to extend that same compassion to animals we raise for food. His new book is called “The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists are Building an Animal-Free Food System” (Beacon Press).

Duration:00:48:48

Greed is Not Good – Here’s Why

11/13/2018
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CEOs and company boards have a duty to maximize shareholder profits. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein joins us to talk about how this mission has widened the American wealth gap – and about how a return to one of Adam Smith’s key principles could be the solution. His new book is called “Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed is not Good, Opportunity is not Equal, and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor” (St. Martin’s Press).

Duration:00:48:40

The Best School Is Out There

11/12/2018
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We all want our kids to receive a good education. But what constitutes a “good education?” Ken Robinson joins us to talk about how parents can guide their children to the right school and see that they make the most of their time in the classroom. His most recent book is called “You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education” (Viking).

Duration:00:48:38

The Unseen Creatures We Live With

11/9/2018
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Sterilize your kitchen counters all you want: You’ll never be rid of the thousands of tiny organisms who live alongside us. Biologist Rob Dunn joins us to introduce us to the creatures small and smaller who inhabit the same spaces we do. His new book is called “Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live” (Basic Books).

Duration:00:48:44

Developing Health Care In The Developing World

11/8/2018
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Sterilize your kitchen counters all you want: You’ll never be rid of the thousands of tiny organisms who live alongside us. Biologist Rob Dunn joins us to introduce us to the creatures small and smaller who inhabit the same spaces we do. His new book is called “Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live” (Basic Books).

Duration:00:48:38

Throwing Shade — The Shakespearean Way

11/8/2018
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Citizens of Elizabethan England had very particular ways of thumbing their noses at others – from well-timed zingers to strategic Shakespeare quotes. Historian Ruth Goodman joins us for a rollicking trip back to a low-brow time, the subject of her book “How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts” (W.W. Norton and Co.).

Duration:00:48:40

The Balancing Act Of Black Women

11/7/2018
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Black women often find themselves in a no-win situation. Call out racism and risk being seen as an agitator, or stay quiet and feel like part of the problem. University of Washington, Seattle associate professor of communications Ralina L. Joseph joins us to talk about how prominent black women – and their everyday counterparts – walk this tightrope daily, the subject of her book “Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity” (NYU Press).

Duration:00:48:42

The Midterm Elections: What The Results Mean

11/7/2018
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Did the Democrats retake the House? Was Ted Cruz able to hold off Beto O’Rourke? This week, we finally get the answers to those long-simmering questions and many others. We talk about the major storylines of the midterm elections with Rebecca Deen, chair of the University of Texas at Arlington political science department, and Tony Carey Jr., associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas.

Duration:00:48:40

The Founding Fathers Weigh In On Politics Today

11/6/2018
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Between politicians and federal judges, public figures talk a lot about what the Founding Fathers intended in the words they wrote to form the nation. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis joins us to examine the thought processes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams to shed light on how they might view some of today’s most important questions. Ellis’ new book is called “American Dialogue: The Founders and Us” (Knopf).

Duration:00:48:41

The Literary Foundation Of Black Lives Matter

11/6/2018
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The Black Lives Matter movement was birthed by a hashtag just a few years ago. The call for equality and dignity, however, dates back much further. Johns Hopkins University philosopher Christopher J. Lebron joins us to walk through the history of American black intellectual thought — from Frederick Douglass and Langston Hughes to Zora Neal Hurston and James Baldwin. Lebron is the winner of this year’s Hiett Prize from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and author most recently...

Duration:00:48:42

Why Learning To Read Is Still So Hard

11/5/2018
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Reading is one of the most studied aspects of human learning. And yet, students are rarely taught to read using scientifically proven methods. Emily Hanford, senior education correspondent for APM Reports, joins us to talk about why educators are failing kids when it comes to reading, the subject of her audio documentary “Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read?”

Duration:00:48:40