Think: Episode Archives


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    Behind The Scenes Of NPR News

    As NPR’s vice president for news, Chris Turpin manages close to 400 journalists across the country and in 17 bureaus around the world. This hour, from NPR headquarters in Washington, we’ll talk to him about covering breaking news live on the air, supplementing those broadcasts on the Web and about the behind the scenes work in Washington that makes it all possible.

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    The Future of Pediatric Cancer Treatments

    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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    No ‘Guts’ About It: Microbiology Explained

    Tiny entities influence your entire life, from your weight to your allergies to your acne. These entities are microscopic bacteria that live in your gut. This hour, we’ll talk about how to care for these microbes with Rob Knight, author of “Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes.”

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    Think Heads To Washington D.C.

    Krys Boyd and the rest of the Think crew will broadcast live from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., from April 27-30. Tune in to KERA FM at noon each day to hear interviews with a special collection of D.C.-based newsmakers, including politicians, historians, Smithsonian experts and other important national guests. Find more information at kera.org/thinkindc.

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    A Logophile’s Dream

    Queries about sweet soup, the endearment “my boo” and fossil poetry were all on recent episodes of “A Way With Words.” This hour, we’ll talk with the show’s hosts, Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, about their most frequent questions– as well as the most wacky.

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    The Race To Save The Oceans

    Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century, many due to pollution of the oceans. The upcoming documentary “Racing Extinction” tells the story of a group trying to save these animals. This hour, we’ll talk with the film’s director, Louie Psihoyos, and co-executive producer Trammell S. Crow.

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    A ‘Colossal’ Undertaking

    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 members of the cast.

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    Making Others Take Notice

    To get noticed, you need to inspire others to listen to you. This requires confidence, intense branding and respect as a “thought leader.” This hour, we’ll talk about this process with marketing strategy consultant Dorie Clark, author of “Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.”

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    The Happiness Habit

    If happiness was easy, we’d all walk around every day with smiles on our faces. This hour, we’ll talk about the exercises you can use to train your brain for resilience with Dr. Amit Sood, author of “The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living”.

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