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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

Fighting Child Trafficking

[2015-03-26 13:00:00] Children are trafficked in a variety of ways – by friends, by kidnappers and, sometimes, even by their own parents. This hour, we'll talk about how we can fight this type of abuse – and how you can spot it – with Alisa Jordheim, executive director of Justice Society. She's the author of Made in the USA: The Sex Trafficking of America's Children (Higher Life).

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The Differences In Dialects Of English

[2015-03-26 12:00:00] If the U.K. and U.S. really are two nations divided by a common language, it appears that gap is widening. This hour, we'll talk about how our friends across the pond use "quite," "sorry" and even "OK" in very different ways than we do with Erin Moore, author of That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us (Gotham).

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Money Talks

[2015-03-25 13:00:00] To study the nature of money is to delve deeply into human nature. This hour, we'll talk about the power that money has over our lives – and how that power has evolved through history – with Kabir Sehgal, author of Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us (Grand Central Publishing).

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Raising Children With Invisible Disabilities

[2015-03-25 12:00:00] Parenting children with ADHD, autism and other neurological disorders is difficult in part because of the unpredictable nature of these conditions. This hour, we'll talk about the social and economic realities caregivers are up against with Linda M. Blum, author of Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids With Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality (NYU Press).

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Baby Steps

[2015-03-24 13:00:00] It takes work to change our everyday habits. But the effort's worth it when our new habits improve our lives. This hour, we'll talk about the keys to self-improvement with Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives (Crown).

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The Robots Are Coming

[2015-03-24 12:00:00] The robot revolution is upon us – we're training them to clean our floors, babysit our kids and any number of other tasks. This hour, we'll talk about what else we're farming out to our bionic buddies with Reason managing editor Katherine Mangu-Ward, whose story "Hi Robot!" appears in the April issue of the magazine.

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Policeman, Investigator, Counselor; Dog

[2015-03-23 13:00:00] Dogs are a rare breed of best friend. They can help us find explosives, sniff out narcotics and even find dead bodies. This hour, we'll talk about the extraordinary abilities of working dogs with Cat Warren, author of What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World (Touchstone).

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Finding Home, Away From Home

[2015-03-23 12:00:00] After a nomadic existence early in life, Molly Caro May decided to put down roots in rural Montana. Her choice of building a traditional Mongolian yurt, though, left her exposed to the elements and the wildlife all around. This hour, we'll talk to her about living close to the land in a modern world, which she writes about in her memoir, The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place.

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A Future Without Cancer

[2015-03-19 13:00:00] The PBS series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies promises to be the most comprehensive documentary ever made about the disease. This hour, as part of the KERA Breakthroughs series Growing Up After Cancer, we'll talk to the film's director, Barak Goodman, about a future in which the disease is no longer a death sentence. KERA will host a free screening of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies tonight. We'd love to see you there.

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A Place Called Jubilee

[2015-03-19 12:00:00] The cost of living poor can be staggering: Racking up interest on a payday loan, working for minimum wage, paying fees to cash a check, and eating healthy when groceries are hard to find. This hour, as part of KERA's One Crisis Away: Inside a Neighborhood initiative, we'll talk to Courtney Collins, who reported the series, and Ben Leal, CEO of Jubilee Park Community Center.

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