Think: Episode Archives


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    The Power Of The Lithium-Ion Battery

    This hour, we’ll talk about the international race to perfect the lithium-ion battery with the author of “The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World.”

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    A Restaurant Critic Goes Gluten-Free

    As dining critic for D magazine for almost two decades, Nancy Nichols knows food. This hour, we’ll talk with Nichols about the gluten intolerance that has caused her to step down from her position.

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    Helping Kids Creatively

    We’ll talk to Lisa Schmidt of Big Thought and Dallas County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Terry Smith about Creative Solutions, a joint arts program that has helped 10,000 kids over the last two decades.

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    The Crimes Of Tomorrow

    We’ll talk about the dangers brought about by technological advancement with Marc Goodman, author of Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It.

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    Vitamin Overload

    We’ll talk about the history of hyping vitamins – and why the vitamin section of food labels doesn’t tell the whole story – with Catherine Price, author of Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection.

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    A Conversation With David Axelrod

    He was instrumental in getting Barack Obama into the Oval Office. This hour, we’ll talk with Axelrod about his journey from a Chicago newsroom to the White House.

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    Inside ‘The Glass Castle’

    This hour, we’ll talk with author Jeannette Walls about her controversial memoir, “The Glass Castle,” and her upcoming appearance at the Highland Park Literary Festival.

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    Dissecting the Earned Income Tax Credit

    How do working families use the annual checks from the earned income tax credit to build a middle-class life? This hour we’ll weight the costs and benefits with the author of “It’s Not Like I’m Poor.”

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    Writing About War

    This hour, we’ll talk with author Elliot Ackerman about how his five tours of duty in the Middle East influenced his debut novel, “Green on Blue,” which is set in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.

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