Think – Upcoming Programs
May 20, 2011
Monday, 5/27 – Think
Think is on holiday today. Happy Memorial Day! We hope you’ll enjoy special programs from Hidden Kitchens and American Radio Works.
Tuesday, 5/28 – Think
Hour 1: How can a product become a mascot for a cultural craze? We’ll talk this hour with Michael Serazio, journalist and assistant professor of Communication at Fairfield University. His new book is “Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerilla Marketing” (New York University Press, 2013)
Hour 2: How did the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination become a haven for his legacy? As part of KERA’s coverage of the 50th anniversary of the event, we’ll talk this hour with Stephen Fagin, associate curator and oral historian at the Sixth Floor Museum. His new book is “Assassination and Commemoration: JFK, Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza” (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013). Fagin will speak at the museum on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday, 5/29 – Think
Hour 1: Who were the founders of our country, really? We’ll learn about their frustrations and their triumphs this hour with historian Joseph Ellis. His new book is “Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence” (Knopf, 2013). Ellis will speak at the Dallas Museum of Art on Tuesday as part of the Arts & Letters Live series.
Hour 2: What makes the swordfish such a coveted trophy and how is our taste for the fish affecting its chances for survival? We’ll talk this hour with writer and painter Richard Ellis. His new book is “Swordfish: A Biography Of The Ocean Gladiator” (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Thursday, 5/30 – Think
Hour 1: How has the Mexican drug war affected those who claim both countries separated by the border? We’ll talk this hour with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News. He’s reported from the trenches of corruption and violence for both the paper and his new book “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness” (The Penguin Press, 2013).
Hour 2: How did the name “Ripley” become associated with unbelievable tales and entertainment? We’ll find out this hour with Neal Thompson, author of “A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life of Robert ‘Believe It Or Not!’ Ripley” (Random House, 2013).
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