Think – Upcoming Programs

KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 12/22/14

Monday, 12/22 – Think

Hour 1:       This week, we’re revisiting favorite interviews of 2014. This hour, we’ll listen back to our November interview with Chris Hadfield, who spent 166 days in space – many of them as commander of the International Space Station. We talked to the now-retired astronaut about what he learned about the Earth by leaving it, and about his new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes (Little, Brown and Company).

Hour 2:       This week, we’re revisiting favorite interviews of 2014. This hour, we’ll listen back to our July interview with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University and a former advisor in the Clinton Administration. We talked to him about what it means to be a Chinese American today, which he writes about in his book, A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream (PublicAffairs).

Tuesday, 12/23 – Think

Hour 1:       This week, we’re revisiting favorite interviews of 2014. This hour, we’ll listen back to our September interview with Jenny Nordberg. We talked to her about the Afghan concept of the bacha posh - a girl whose parents are raising her as a boy. She writes about what the phenomenon says about the country’s patriarchal society in her book, The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan (Crown)

Hour 2:       This week, we’re revisiting favorite interviews of 2014. This hour, we’ll listen back to our November interview with Aasif Mandvi, best known for his role as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. We talked to him about his journey from his native India to growing up in England to ultimately landing in New York City, which he writes about in No Land’s Man (Chronicle Books).

Wednesday, 12/24 – Think

Hour 1:       Think is on holiday today. In its place, please enjoy the special Studio 360 Looks at 1914. This special Studio 360 will be written and sound-designed like a radio program of that era – as though Studio 360 itself were 100 years old, reporting on new cultural developments taking place in that moment

Hour 2:       Think is on holiday today. In its place, please enjoy NPR Tinsel Tales 1. This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Thursday, 12/25 – Think

Hour 1:       Think is on holiday today. In its place, please enjoy NPR Tinsel Tales 2 and 3. Joy, hope and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Friday, 12/26 – Anything You Ever Wanted to Know

Noon:         Anything You Ever Wanted to Know is on holiday today. Please enjoy the special Breaking Ground: Military Children, which looks at how a decade of war has affected kids in military families.

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