Monday, 5/20 – Think
Hour 1: Why can’t we all just get along, anyway? Could the answer lie in two basic personality types and a handful of ways to misunderstand each other? We’ll talk this hour with cultural psychologist Alana Conner, co-author of “Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are” (Hudson Street Press, 2013).
Hour 2: How does Romare Bearden’s legacy live on in contemporary art? We’ll find out this hour with Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby, who credits Bearden as an important influence. The exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is now on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Huckaby’s oil painting Hidden in Plain Site is also on view in the museum’s atrium.
Tuesday, 5/21 – Think
Hour 1: What makes political cartoons stick with us after the headlines fade? We’ll talk this hour with Victor Navasky, longtime editor of the Nation and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His new book is “The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power” (Random House, 2013).
Hour 2: Where can you find the best barbeque in Texas? What makes it so memorable? We’ll scour the corners this hour with Daniel Vaughan, the longtime ‘cue sleuth who just became Texas Monthly Magazine’s first ever barbeque editor. His new book is “The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue” (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, 2013).
Wednesday, 5/22 – Think
Hour 1: What’s the downside of the new adoption movement? Are some children taken from families who still want them? We’ll talk this hour with Kathryn Joyce, who wrote the exposé “The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, And The New Gospel Of Adoption” (Public Affairs 2013).
Hour 2: Will longer lives mean better ones? We’ll find out this hour with Sonia Arrison, a founder of Singularity University. Her new book is “100 Plus: How The Coming Age Of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers And Relationships To Family And Faith” (Basic Books, 2013).
Thursday, 5/23 – Think
Hour 1: How does photography help us understand the human condition? We’ll talk this hour with Steve McCurry, a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. His solo exhibition “Unguarded Moment” is on display at Laura Rathe Fine Art, and he’ll give a lecture at the gallery this evening.
Hour 2: What are the illusions of parenthood and is being a dad uniquely difficult? We’ll find out this hour with Drew Magary, author of “Somebody Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood” (Gotham, 2013).