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KERA THINK Rundown – April 25, 2011

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Program Alert: April 22, 2011

Think airs Monday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on KERA-FM and at 7:00 p.m. every Friday except the last Friday of the month on KERA-TV. Podcasts and streamed video are available online at

KERA Think Rundown – Week of 4/25/11

Monday, 4/25

Noon:  Which country has almost 200 million citizens, half a million soldiers, nuclear weapons and a deteriorating political system? We’ll explore Pakistan this hour with journalist Anatol Lieven, who was in the country last month. His new book is Pakistan: A Hard Country (Public Affairs, 2011).

1pm:  Where do your loyalties lie? Are they with family, friends, country and church or elsewhere? We’ll explore the concepts of commitment, reliability and trust this hour with Eric Felten, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of the new book “Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue” (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

Tuesday, 4/26

Noon:  What happens when religion, science, reason and doubt collide? We’ll find out this hour with Northwestern University Pearce Miller Research Professor of Literature Christopher Lane. His new book is “The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty” (Yale University Press, 2011).

1pm:  Which is the fiercest creature in today’s woods and how close do they get to our towns and cites? You might be surprised. We’ll talk this hour with poet and American University of Paris instructor Jeffrey Greene, whose new book is “The Golden-Bristled Boar: Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest” (University of Virginia Press, 2011),

Wednesday, 4/27

Noon:  One year later, what do we know about the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the effort to plug the well? We’ll talk this hour with Joel Achenbach, staff writer for The Washington Post and author of the new book “A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher” (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

1pm:  How did an enthusiasm for nature and agriculture influence American governance?  We’ll talk this hour with journalist Andrea Wulf, whose new book is “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation” (Knopf, 2011).

Thursday, 4/28

Noon:  How do our beliefs about language affect our identities and impressions of others? We’ll spend this hour with Robert Lane Greene, international correspondent for The Economist and author of the book “You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity” (Delacorte Press, 2011).

1pm:  What does it take to go the distance when the distance is over 3,000 miles? We’ll talk this hour with Marshall Ulrich who recounts his incredible experiences in the new book “Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America” (Avery, 2011).


Think is a topic-driven interview program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment. Think airs Monday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on KERA-FM and at 7:30 p.m. every Friday except the last Friday of the month on KERA-TV. Podcasts and streamed video are available online at


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