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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 entertainmeMore from KERA's Think »

Most Recent Episodes

The Contributions Of Creatives

[2015-01-28 13:00:00] People working in creative fields have been among the hardest hit by the recent economic instability. This hour, we’ll talk about the artist’s place in society – and why we all suffer when there are fewer of them – with Scott Timberg. He writes about the topic in Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class (Yale University Press).



Inside A WWII Interment Camp

[2015-01-29 13:00:00] During World War II, the small South Texas town of Crystal City was home to a secret internment camp. It housed immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as their American-born children. This hour, we’ll talk about what life was like in the camp – and about the prisoner exchange program facilitated there – with Jan Jarboe Russell. Her new book is The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II (Scribner). 



Living With Arthritis

[2015-01-29 12:00:00] More than 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. This hour, we’ll talk about current research into the condition – and about the most effective remedies doctors recommend – with Ann Palmer, CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, and Dr. Stanley Cohen, Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 



Out Of Africa

[2015-01-28 12:00:00] Alexandra Fuller is the author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Scribbling the Cat – memoirs about her life in Africa. In her newest book, she writes about the painful details of her divorce and about being pulled between her African roots and her new American family. This hour, we’ll talk to her about her newest memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come (Penguin Press).



The Rise Of Measles

[2015-01-27 13:00:00] At least 68 people have been diagnosed with measles since the beginning of the year. This hour, we’ll talk about how the outbreak may be linked to the anti-vaccination movement in American with Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor of public health at UTD and a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News.