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KERA Think Rundown – Week of 7/25/11

KERA Radio, News Releases 81

Monday, July 25

Hour 1:   How is the news business changing and how are traditional news organizations coping with these changes? We’ll talk this hour with David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent and editor of “Page One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism” (PublicAffairs, 2011) – a companion guide to the new Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media documentary “Page One.”

Hour 2:   What is the state of mental health care in North Texas? We’ll spend this hour with Dr. James Baker, CEO of Metrocare Services, the largest provider of public mental health treatment in the area. We’ll also find out about the organization’s new Center for Education & Research, and plans to provide top-tier training for physicians, nurses, counselors, advanced nurse practitioners and other healthcare workers from around the region and the country.

Tuesday, July 26

Hour 1:  Where do post Cold War militarism, economic upheaval and new global issues associated with climate change meet? We’ll find out this hour with Christian Parenti, a contributing editor at The Nation and Senior Fellow at Demos. His new book is “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence” (Nation Books, 2011).

Hour 2:  Can the ubiquity of all-the-time, everywhere media coverage be avoided and how can we regain control of our media diet? We’ll talk this hour with Emerson College Professor of Visual and Media Arts, Thomas Cooper. His latest book is “Fast Media, Media Fast: How to Clear Your Mind and Invigorate Your Life In an Age of Media Overload” (Gaeta Press, 2011).

Wednesday, July 27

Hour 1:  Are you working harder than ever before, but feel like you’re still losing ground? You’re probably not alone. We’ll talk this hour with Mother Jones editor Monika Bauerlein about the current issue’s cover story “The Speedup.”

Hour 2:  What’s really out there and where can we find the answers to the most perplexing questions about ourselves and the space-time continuum we inhabit? We’ll talk this hour with rock-star turned physicist Brian Cox whose “Wonders of the Universe” series premieres tonight on Discovery’s Science Channel. He’s also just published a companion book to the series under the Harper Design imprint.

Thursday, July 28

Hour 1:  Young people certainly face many challenges these days, but what are the special issues faced by girls and young women as they come of age in the 21st Century? We’ll talk this hour with family physician and psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax. His new book is “Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls” (Basic Books, 2011).

Hour 2:  Who is Thad Roberts and how did he manage to steal a six-hundred-pound safe full of moon rocks from NASA? Perhaps more importantly, why did he do it? We’ll spend this hour with bestselling author Ben Mezrich who tells the story in his new book “Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History” (Doubleday, 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. Podcasts and streamed video are available online at


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