KERA's Think show

KERA's Think

Summary: 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 entertainme

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 Outdoor Therapy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2776

[2016-01-07 13:00:00] Spending time in nature is a common strategy for de-stressing. And as it turns out, scientific research shows that visiting the great outdoors actually does benefit our brains. This hour, we'll talk about the value of interacting with our natural surroundings with Florence Williams. Her story "This Is Your Brain on Nature" appears in the current issue of "National Geographic" magazine.

 What Survives The Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2902

[2016-01-07 12:00:00] In April 2011, 358 tornadoes obliterated parts of 21 states, killing 348 in the process. This hour, we'll hear the stories of people who survived the destruction – and we'll talk about what can be applied to those affected by the recent North Texas tornadoes – with Kim Cross. She's the author of "What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley" (Atria Books).

 Roosevelt's Wins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2897

[2016-01-06 13:00:00] President Franklin Roosevelt's legacy rests on guiding the country through both the Great Depression and World War II. This hour, we'll talk about how those two accomplishments are inextricably linked with historian Eric Rauchway, author of "The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace" (Basic Books).

 How To Talk — And Teach — Politics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2894

[2016-01-06 12:00:00] Whether it's sitting around the dinner table or watching TV, we've all been forced to listen to political observations spoken by people who have no idea what they're talking about. This hour, we'll talk about strategies to better educate voters about the political process with University of Michigan political science professor Arthur Lupia, author of "Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It" (Oxford University Press).

 A Conversation With Illeana Douglas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2896

[2016-01-05 13:00:00] Illeana Douglas has acted with Robert De Niro, dated Martin Scorsese and was discovered thanks to her blood-curdling scream. This hour, we'll talk with her about a life in showbiz, which she writes about in her new memoir, "I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies" (Flatiron Books).

 Taking The Right Bite | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2899

[2016-01-05 12:00:00] As humans, it's part of our nature to seek out a variety of foods. And while our taste buds zone in on certain foods, we learn through experience about things like portion size. This hour, we'll talk about how the brain develops its sense of taste – and what we can do to rewire it – with food writer Bee Wilson, author of "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat" (Basic Books).

 Cooking With Jacques | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2808

[2016-01-04 13:00:00] For decades, Jacques Pepín has helped home cooks get the most out of their recipes through his public television shows. This hour, we'll talk with the French chef about his life in the kitchen – and about the foods he fell in love with when he moved to America – which he writes about in "The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

 Taking A Page From True Creatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2896

[2016-01-04 12:00:00] Highly creative people don't think like the rest of us. That doesn't mean, though, that we can't train our brains to think like them. This hour, we'll peek into the minds of Pablo Picasso, Thomas Edison, John Lennon and others with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, co-author of "Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind" (Perigee Books).

 The Texans Of The Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2896

[2015-12-24 13:00:00] What do Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, golfer Jordan Spieth and Fort Worth singer Leon Bridges all have in common? They've all had notable 2015's, and they're all finalists for "The Dallas Morning News" Texan of the Year. This hour, we'll talk about what qualifies someone for the award – and about this year's finalists – with editorial writer Tod Robberson.

 Maintaining New Years' Resolutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2895

[2015-12-24 12:00:00] The new year is a time when many of us strive to develop healthier habits and improve our lives. So why do all those plans fall by the wayside before the weather warms up? This hour, we'll talk about realistic ways to make – and keep – those New Years' resolutions with Charles Duhigg, author of "The Power of Habit" (Random House).

 Death By Dentist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2894

[2015-12-23 13:00:00] A patient dies after a visit to a dentist's office about every other day. That's according to a new estimate by "The Dallas Morning News" after the paper looked into the 2014 death of Junior Barahona, a Dallas 4-year-old who died after an overdose of anesthesia. This hour, we'll talk about the potential dangers of visiting the dentist with Brooks Egerton, the staff writer who reported the story for "The News."

 HPV Vaccine Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2894

[2015-12-23 12:00:00] The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine has been shown to prevent certain cancers when given to preteen boys and girls. This hour, we'll talk about current research into the vaccine – and about how physicians talk to families about its benefits – with Dr. Jason V. Terk of Cook Children's and Dr. Jasmin Tiro of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

 How To Indulge In Moderation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2894

[2015-12-22 13:00:00] Steak, whiskey and sitting are bad. Kale, smoothies and standing are good. Not so fast... This hour, we'll talk about why it's OK to indulge in some of life's pleasures – and why some healthy things aren't so healthy after all – with Jeff Wilser, author of "The Good News About What's Bad for You . . . The Bad News About What's Good for You" (Flatiron Books).

 Before The Big Bang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2900

[2015-12-22 12:00:00] One of the great questions in the world of physics is: How was the universe created? This hour, we'll talk about how physicists are attacking the matter with MIT professor Alan Lightman. His story "What Came Before the Big Bang" appears in the January issue of "Harper's" magazine.

 Blood Tests To Detect Alzheimer's | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2892

[2015-12-21 13:00:00] Researchers at UNT Health Science Center are close to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. This hour, we'll talk about how close we are to getting the test from our doctors with Meharvan "Sonny" Singh, dean of the UNT Health Science Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


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