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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 »

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No 'Guts' About It: Microbiology Explained

[2015-04-23 13:00:00] Tiny microbes living in our bodies have an incredible ability to influence everything from our moods to our sleep patterns. This hour, we'll talk about how we can improve our health by taking better care of these microorganisms with Rob Knight, director of the Microbiome Initiative at the University of California, San Diego. His new book is Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes (TED).

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The Future of Pediatric Cancer Treatments

[2015-04-23 12:00:00] Immunotherapy and genetic sequencing are two of the more promising treatments for pediatric cancer currently in development. This hour, we'll talk about how these treatments might be helping kids in the coming years with Ted Laetsch of UT Southwestern Medical School.

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The Race To Save The Oceans

[2015-04-22 13:00:00] Between the waste we dump in the ocean and the endangered species we pull out of it, man is the greatest threat to underwater life. This hour, we'll hear about a rogue operation aimed at raising awareness of these harmful practices, the subject of the documentary Racing Extinction. We'll be joined by the film's director, Louie Psihoyos, and co-executive producer Trammell S. Crow. Racing Extinction screens Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Music Hall at Fair Park as part of Earth Day Texas.

Listen48:17

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A Logophile's Dream

[2015-04-22 12:00:00] When public radio listeners have a question about language, they turn to the experts at A Way With Words for answers. This hour, we'll talk to the show's hosts, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, about the most common questions they receive – and the most unusual. They'll be in town for an event Thursday night at the Majestic Theatre. A Way With Words airs Saturday afternoons at 1 on KERA.

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Making Others Take Notice

[2015-04-21 13:00:00] Eureka! You've had a brilliant idea! That idea, though, is fairly useless unless you can get others to buy into your brilliance. This hour, we'll talk about how to make a name for yourself by becoming a "thought leader" with marketing strategy consultant Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio).

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A 'Colossal' Undertaking

[2015-04-21 12:00:00] With Colossal, the Dallas Theater Center has transformed the Wyly Theatre into a football field to tell the story of a college athlete struggling to overcome a devastating spinal injury. This hour, we'll talk about how the play examines our favorite sport with actors Joel Ferrell, Alex Stoll and Zack Weinstein.

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You Are Not Your Alma Mater

[2015-04-20 13:00:00] It's that time of year when high school seniors pray for an acceptance letter to their dream college and start to get realistic about attending that safety school. This hour, we'll talk about why all of that stress is overblown with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. His new book is Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania (Grand Central Publishing).

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The Happiness Habit

[2015-04-20 12:00:00] If happiness was easy, we'd all walk around every day with smiles on our faces. This hour, we'll talk about making happiness a habit – and the exercises you can use to train your brain – with Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living (Da Capo).

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In The Shadow Of 'Giant'

[2015-04-16 13:00:00] Sixty years ago, the movie Giant became a big-screen classic and put the town of Marfa on the map. This hour, we'll talk about the film's lasting influence both on the culture and on the town's residents with Hector Galan, director of Children of Giant. The documentary airs Friday at 9 on KERA-TV.

Listen35:00

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The Life Of The First Lady

[2015-04-16 12:00:00] Michelle Obama's rise from ambitious, working-class Chicago kid to Harvard Law School graduate to First Lady is the American Dream in action. This hour, we'll talk about her journey to the White House and the causes she's championed since arriving in the national spotlight with Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama: A Life (Knopf).

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