Think 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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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.

Most Recent Episodes

One Attorney's Crusade Against Racism In The Law

Academics and activists can opine on the ways the criminal justice system is racist; it's a different story to live that reality from childhood. Brittany K. Barnett is an attorney who helped win executive clemency from President Obama for seven of her clients and an entrepreneur focused on social impact investing. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about being the daughter of an incarcerated mother, her pro bono legal work and her resolve to challenge the status quo. Her memoir is "A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom."

The Night 5 Officers Died In Dallas

Minute-by-minute chaos unfolded the night in 2016 when five police officers were killed in downtown Dallas. Jamie Thompson is a contributing editor for D Magazine, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Dallas and a journalist who covered the shooting that night for the Washington Post. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the viewpoints of bystanders and key players to offer a 360-degree view of events. Her book is "Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation."

America Has A Caste System, Too

India's formal caste system is well-known – and an argument can be made that it's time America came to terms with its own rigid hierarchy. Isabel Wilkerson is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a National Humanities Medal and a National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the categories Americans are born into that rank us and grade us through no action of our own. Her new book is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents."

What Our Secrets Say About Ourselves

Keeping a secret can feel like the hard part – but as it turns out, it's specifically the power of that secret to detach us from others that actually wears us out. Michael L. Slepian, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the things we choose to hide and if we should trust others with the secrets we share.

A 40-Year Look at Racism In North Texas

In 1961, the Dallas Citizens Council, made up of all white men, commissioned a video promoting inclusion and opportunity in Dallas. The goal: race issues here would not interfere with business. Bob Ray Sanders, a former reporter and editor with both the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and KERA, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the documentary "At the Crossroads ... Again," which looks back at four decades of North Texas race relations and how these stories are covered in the media. The film airs tonight at 10:30 on KERA-TV and kicks off the new season of "Frame of Mind," a partnership between Art&Seek and Dallas VideoFest.

A Conversation With Leslie Odom Jr.

Before he took his shot, Leslie Odom, Jr., almost quit acting altogether. That of course was before the Tony Award and the Grammy Award for playing Aaron Burr in "Hamilton" and becoming a bestselling author of "Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning." He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his extraordinary career – and his philosophy that mistakes lead to breakthroughs.

The Accidental Racism In Dermatology

Melanoma is a dangerous skin cancer with clear warning signs — that is, if you have white skin. Dr. Jenna Lester is an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is the founding director of the Skin of Color Program. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the gap between skin cancer statistics — survival rates of melanoma are only 65 percent for Black people versus 91 percent for whites — and what needs to happen within the medical community to improve.

In The Age Of Hurricanes And Wild Fires, Americans Will Have To Move

To date, 2020 has seen one of the most active wildfire and hurricane seasons on record. People in the path of these disasters are running out of options and many are considering simply moving. Abrahm Lustgarten, senior environmental reporter with ProPublica, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about projections of global migration patterns modeled just 50 years from now and how they will upend our planet. His article, "How Climate Migration Will Reshape America" appears on ProPublica's website and in The New York Times magazine.

A Mathematician's Formula For Gender Equality

What if gender equality was just a math problem we haven't yet solved? Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a math professor at the University of Sheffield, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about taking mathematical concepts and applying them to an issue we've wrestled with throughout human history. Her new book is called "X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender."

RBG: The Great Dissenter

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sent shockwaves through America's legal and political landscapes – and triggered an outpouring of grief among Americans inspired by the trails she blazed for women. Linda Hirshman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about Ginsburg's legacy – and about what an opening on the court could mean for the presidential election. Hirshman is the author of "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World."

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