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KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 10/12/15

Think will broadcast all this week from the studios of KUT in Austin.

Monday, 10/12 – Think

Hour 1:       After a distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Navy, William McCraven took command of the University of Texas system as its chancellor. This hour, we’ll talk to him about campus carry, rising tuition costs and other issues in higher education. And we’ll also be joined by Morgan Smith, who covers education for “The Texas Tribune.”

Hour 2:       The Harry Ransom Center on the UT-Austin campus is home to a Gutenberg Bible, the earliest known surviving photograph and the archives of David Foster Wallace. This hour, we’ll take a tour of the center’s highlights and talk about the important role it serves in scholarly research with its director, Stephen Enniss.

Tuesday, 10/13 – Think

Hour 1:       The Workers Defense Project educates low-wage workers about their employment rights and protects them while they’re on the job. This hour, we’ll talk about advocating for these workers who help to power our economy with the project’s executive director, Cristina Tzintzún.

Hour 2:      Each year, the Texas Lyceum commissions a survey that takes the pulse of everyday Texans. This hour, we’ll talk about how our neighbors feel about everything from the economy to border security to allowing their kids to play football with Jenifer Sarver and Daron Shaw, who oversaw the poll.

Wednesday, 10/14 – Think

Hour 1:       In 1686, the French ship La Belle sunk in Matagorda Bad, where it sat for more than 300 years. Now, after an extensive excavation, the ship’s hull and other artifacts are now on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. This hour, we’ll talk about what we’ve learned from the wreckage with Peter Fix, who oversaw the ship’s reconstruction for the museum.

Hour 2:     Franklin Barbecue tops the “Texas Monthly” list of the state’s best barbecue joints and was even named by “Bon Appétit” as one of the 20 most important restaurants in America. This hour, we’ll talk to the restaurant’s namesake, Aaron Franklin, about the Midas touch he has with brisket, about his latest cookbook and about “BBQ with Franklin,” his PBS series that airs on KERA-TV.

Thursday, 10/15 – Think

Hour 1:       The novel “Bats of the Republic” (Doubleday) reimagines Texas’ independent infancy before zooming ahead 300 years to a dystopian Lone Star State. The book is the creation of Texan Zachary Thomas Dodson, a designer by trade who’s filled its pages with hand-drawn maps, scientific diagrams and other illustrations. This hour, we’ll talk with him about expanding a novel’s potential ahead of his appearance at this weekend’s Texas Book Festival.

Hour 2:      Food writer Toni Tipton-Martin is the owner of one of the world’s most significant collections of cookbooks published by African-American authors. This hour, we’ll talk to her about the black contribution to American cuisine – and about the skilled chefs who made the most of meager supplies – the subject of her book “The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks” (University of Texas Press). She’ll talk about the book Saturday during the Texas Book Festival.

Friday, 10/16 – Anything You Ever Wanted to Know

Noon:         “Anything You Ever Wanted to Know” broadcasts today from the State Fair of Texas. If you’ve been wondering about something, give us a call during the show, drop us an e-mail, send a tweet or just stop by our broadcast location to ask your question in person!

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