Think – Upcoming Programs
KERA Live Production Rundown – Think/Anything – Week of 4/27/15
This week, Think broadcasts from NPR Headquarters in Washington D.C.
Monday, 4/27 – Think
Hour 1: As NPR’s vice president for news, Chris Turpin manages close to 400 journalists across the country and in 17 bureaus around the world. This hour, we’ll talk to him about covering breaking news live on the air, supplementing those broadcasts on the Web and about the behind the scenes work in Washington that makes it all possible.
Hour 2: With Rand Paul and Ted Cruz already in the presidential race and Rick Perry lurking, Texas looks to play a big role in the 2016 elections. This hour, we’ll talk about the race with a panel newspaper reporters with Texas roots – Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau Chief Todd Gillman and Abby Livingston of The Texas Tribune.
Tuesday, 4/28 – Think
Hour 1: Scott Simon’s relaxed delivery signals to millions of NPR listeners that the weekend is finally here. This hour, we’ll talk to the Weekend Edition Saturday host about his new memoir, Unforgettable: A Mother’s Final Days – And the Lessons that Last a Lifetime (Flatiron Books).
Hour 2: With terms lasting just two years, it’s tough to get to know members of the House of Representatives. This hour, we’ll talk with two North Texas members – Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas 33rd congressional district and Rep. Michael Burgess of the 26th – about national issues important to their constituents and about the everyday life of a congressman in Washington.
Wednesday, 4/29 – Think
Hour 1: Veterans of the Vietnam War are entering their golden years as combat troops from Afghanistan and Iraq are returning home. And that has the Department of Veterans Affairs very busy. This hour, we’ll talk about caring for our veterans and helping them to return to civilian life with Dr. Harold Kudler, chief consultant for Mental Health Services; and Michael Fisher, program analyst for the VA’s Readjustment Counseling Service.
Hour 2: Political television shows such as House of Cards and Veep just wouldn’t feel authentic if they didn’t film at least some of their scenes in the nation’s capital. This hour, we’ll talk about shooting TV and movies in America’s most security conscious city with Angie Gates, director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development; and House of Cards location manager Patrick Burn.
Thursday, 4/30 – Think
Hour 1: Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the inventor of the telephone. But his contributions to the world of sound stretch beyond his most famous invention. This hour, we’ll talk about Bell’s pioneering work in audio recordings with Carlene Stephens, curator of the National Museum of American History exhibition “Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound.”
Hour 2: National Geographic magazine has been taking its readers to the far corners of the globe for more than 125 years. This hour, we’ll talk about how the magazine chooses what to cover – and about its stunning photography – with its editor-in-chief, Susan Goldberg.
Friday, 5/1 – 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.