Think – Upcoming Programs

KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 11/3/14

Monday, 11/3 – Think

Hour 1:       Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. has engaged in a near constant war on terrorism. And like previous wars, the recent military campaigns have hidden costs. This hour, we’ll talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen, who writes about how war has affected the country in his new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

Hour 2:       By 2050, nearly a third of all U.S. residents will be Latino. This hour, we’ll talk about how this growing segment of the population is affecting everything from politics to cultural identity with Neil Foley, the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at SMU. His new book is Mexicans in the Making of America (Belknap Press).

Tuesday, 11/4 – Think

Hour 1:       Aasif Mandvi is best known for his role as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This hour, we’ll talk 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).

Hour 2:       The novel Station Eleven (Knopf) follows a traveling Shakespearean theater company on tour in a post-apocalyptic North America. It was released in September and is now a National Book Award finalist. This hour, we’ll talk about the book’s themes of fate, celebrity and friendship with its author, Emily St. John Mandel.

Wednesday, 11/5 – Think

Hour 1:       Adam Smith is best known as the father of modern economics and author of The Wealth of Nations. But the Scottish philosopher was also a font of practical wisdom. This hour, we’ll talk about what we can learn from Smith’s lesser-known writings with Russ Roberts of Stanford University. His new book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness (Portfolio).

Hour 2:       Chris Hadfield has spent 166 days in space – many of them as commander of the International Space Station. This hour, we’ll talk 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). Hadfield will sign copies of the book on Nov. 3 at the Barnes & Noble in Dallas.

Thursday, 11/6 – Think

Hour 1:       In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon explosion devastated the Gulf Coast. This hour, we’ll talk about the disaster’s fallout with Margaret Brown, director of the documentary The Great Invisible. The film plays Sunday during the Lone Star Film Festival.

Hour 2:       One of the challenges every restaurant critic faces is maintaining anonymity. And an increasing number of them are deciding they can effectively do their jobs without all the secrecy – including Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner. This hour, we’ll talk to her about why she decided to stop hiding her appearance, which she revealed for the first time last week.

Friday, 11/7 – 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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