Think – Upcoming Programs

KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 3/2/15

Monday, 3/2 – Think

Hour 1:       In the coming months, Texas should find out if it will join the 37 other states that recognize same-sex marriages. This hour, we’ll talk about how changing the marriage law could change the state’s culture with Pamela Colloff. Her story “The New Faces of Marriage in Texas” appears in the March issue of Texas Monthly.

Hour 2:       Foods rich in vitamins have become synonymous with healthful eating. This hour, we’ll talk about the history of hyping vitamins – and why the vitamin section of food labels doesn’t tell the whole story – with Catherine Price, author of Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection (Penguin Press).

Tuesday, 3/3 – Think

Hour 1:       When kids get in trouble with the law, the arts have proved to be a valuable tool in returning many of them to the straight and narrow. This hour, we’ll talk to Lisa Schmidt of Big Thought and Dallas County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Terry Smith about Creative Solutions, a joint arts program that has helped 10,000 kids over the last two decades.

Hour 2:       As technology undoubtedly makes our lives better, it’s also easy to envision a future of illegal firearms created by 3D printers and drones carrying contraband across borders. This hour, we’ll talk about the dangers brought about by technological advancement with Marc Goodman, author of Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It (Doubleday).

Wednesday, 3/4 – Think

Hour 1:      A future of energy independence and curbed climate change may depend on advances in the lithium-ion battery. This hour, we’ll talk about the international race to perfect this familiar piece of technology with Steve Levine, author of The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World (Viking). Levine is in town tonight to address the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth.

Hour 2:       After 18 years, Nancy Nichols is leaving her post as restaurant critic for D magazine, This hour, we’ll talk to her about how an intolerance to gluten became so severe that it forced her to give up the job that became part of her identity.

Thursday, 3/5 – Think

Hour 1:       Confucius lived more than 2,500 years ago, yet his teachings continue to influence East Asian culture. This hour, we’ll talk about the philosopher’s worldview – and how it often conflicts with more Western ideas – with Michael Schuman, author of Confucius and the World he Created (Basic Books).

Hour 2:       Comic books and graphic novels have grown from stories for kids to works of art taken seriously by adults. This hour, we’ll talk about current trends in the comic world with Derek Parker Royal, co-host of The Comics Alternative podcast; graphic novel artist Michael Lark; and Fort Worth librarian Matthew Kolman.

Friday, 3/6 – 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.

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