Skip Navigation

Think – Upcoming Programs

KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 9/26/16

Monday, 9/26 – Think

Hour 1:       The North Texas arts community is currently in a deep discussion about the idea of cultural equity. The conversation centers on how the arts are funded – and how that funding impacts the diversity of our cultural experiences. This hour, we’ll talk about leveling the artistic playing field with Jennifer Scripps, the director of the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs; David Lozano, executive artistic director of Cara Mia Theatre; and Clyde Valentin, director of Ignite/Arts Dallas.

Hour 2:       Nearly 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are working – and counted among them are the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. This hour, we’ll talk about the knowledge and experience veteran workers bring to their jobs – and about why so many of them find those jobs hard to come by – with Ashton Applewhite. Her opinion piece “You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch,” appeared earlier this month in The New York Times.

Tuesday, 9/27 – Think

Hour 1:       For more than a year, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have crisscrossed the country telling voters about themselves. This hour, we’ll hear what those closest to the candidates have to say about them from Michael Kirk. His Frontline documentary “The Choice 2016” airs tonight on KERA-TV.

Hour 2:       Every day we cross paths with dozens of strangers, doing our best to not make eye contact as we hurry along. This hour, we’ll talk about what could actually happen if we just said “hello” to that person behind us in the checkout line with Kio Stark. She writes about the idea in “When Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You” (TED Books).

Wednesday, 9/28 – Think

Hour 1:       Winston Churchill’s steely resolve was instrumental in seeing Britain safely through World War II. This hour we’ll talk about how Churchill developed that toughness as a soldier fighting in South Africa with Candice Millard. She’s the author of “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill” (Doubleday),” which she’ll talk about tonight as part of DMA Arts & Letters Live.

Hour 2:       Parents often struggle in deciding how much they should try to shape their children and how much they should allow kids to be their natural selves. This hour, we’ll explore strategies for bringing out the best in our children – and for being the best parents we can be – with Ross W. Greene, author of “Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child” (Scribner).

Thursday, 9/29 – Think

Hour 1:      Americans have a tough choice in November, in part because so many voters dislike both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, Maureen Dowd has written about each candidate for two decades. This hour, we’ll talk with her about the path for each to the White House – and whether a third party candidate could actually have a chance. Her newest book is called “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics” (Twelve).

Hour 2:       Dec. 7 marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This hour, we’ll talk about how the passage of time has altered how we think about that day that left 2,403 Americans dead with Craig Nelson. He’ll talk about his new book, “Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness” tonight as part of Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Authors Live! series.

Friday, 9/30 – Anything You Ever Wanted to Know

Noon:         Anything You Ever Wanted to Know is the forum for your questions and answers. If you’ve been wondering about something give us a call during the show, drop us an email or send a tweet and we’ll see what the audience has to say about it.