Stephen Becker http://keranews.org en Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound http://keranews.org/post/think-how-conjoined-twins-share-their-senses-sight-and-sound <p>How we interact with the world is part of what makes us unique. But what if you saw and heard the exact same things as someone else? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:02:44 +0000 Stephen Becker 52892 at http://keranews.org Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound The 12 Books Every Texan Needs To Read http://keranews.org/post/12-books-every-texan-needs-read <p>On a recent episode of KERA's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kera.org/radio/anything/"><em>Anything You Ever Wanted to Know</em></a>, a listener new to Texas asked for suggestions of books that would help him to learn about the Lone Star state. So we polled the smartest audience in radio, and h<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ere are the 12 books listeners recommended the most.</span></p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:34:16 +0000 Stephen Becker 51333 at http://keranews.org The 12 Books Every Texan Needs To Read Politics Is Like Basketball, Says Mayor And Former NBA Player Kevin Johnson http://keranews.org/post/politics-basketball-says-mayor-and-former-nba-player-kevin-johnson <p>The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its annual meeting in Dallas beginning Friday. More than 200 mayors are expected to attend. The event will be presided over by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA point guard who is now in his second term as mayor of his hometown.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:34:53 +0000 Eric Aasen, Courtney Collins & Stephen Becker 51314 at http://keranews.org Politics Is Like Basketball, Says Mayor And Former NBA Player Kevin Johnson Neil deGrasse Tyson: When It Comes To Asteroids, Be Afraid. Be (A Tiny Bit) Afraid. http://keranews.org/post/neil-degrasse-tyson-when-it-comes-asteroids-be-afraid-be-tiny-bit-afraid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2013, a meteor exploded over the Ural Mountains in Russia (you might remember </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztrU90Ub4Uw" style="line-height: 1.5;">the dashcam footage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the seemingly </span>non-plussed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Russians who captured it).</span></p><p>Which begs the question: What else flying around in the cosmos might come into contact with Earth? And who better to deliver the answer than Neil deGrasse Tyson? Tue, 20 May 2014 13:55:35 +0000 Stephen Becker 49723 at http://keranews.org Neil deGrasse Tyson: When It Comes To Asteroids, Be Afraid. Be (A Tiny Bit) Afraid. Final Four Fans Make Last-Minute Scramble To Get To Arlington For The Big Dance http://keranews.org/post/final-four-fans-make-last-minute-scramble-get-arlington-big-dance <p>College basketball fans from Connecticut, Wisconsin, Florida and especially Kentucky are flooding into Arlington this weekend for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. KERA’s Stephen Becker spent Friday with thousands of them at AT&amp;T Stadium.</p><p>Three of the Final Four teams use blue as a school color. But on Friday, the bulk of that blue was on the backs of Kentucky fans.</p><p>“I’m not gonna miss Kentucky playin’. If we’re goin’ to a Final Four, I’m gonna be there if I have to walk.”</p><p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:47:22 +0000 Stephen Becker 47559 at http://keranews.org Final Four Fans Make Last-Minute Scramble To Get To Arlington For The Big Dance Three Reasons People Choose Collaborative Divorce http://keranews.org/post/three-reasons-people-choose-collaborative-divorce <p>Over the last decade or so, a movement has emerged in divorce court to make future exes teammates in the process instead of opponents. On KERA's "Think," host Krys Boyd spoke to a panel of experts on what’s known as “collaborative divorce" ahead of a conference in Dallas that started Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:58:54 +0000 Stephen Becker 46710 at http://keranews.org Three Reasons People Choose Collaborative Divorce Beer Brewers Talk About Booming North Texas Craft Beer Scene http://keranews.org/post/beer-brewers-talk-about-booming-north-texas-craft-beer-scene <p>At&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_913309705" tabindex="0">1 p.m. today</span>&nbsp;on Think, we’re taking a tour of the North Texas craft beer scene with three of the people responsible for its grown. Wim Bens (Lakewood Brewing), John Reardon (Deep Ellum Brewing) and Grant Wood (Revolver Brewing) will join us for a discussion of how they chose the types of beers they make, how they come up with their names and what goes into brewing a great beer.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:25:47 +0000 Stephen Becker 46427 at http://keranews.org Beer Brewers Talk About Booming North Texas Craft Beer Scene 20 Years After The Stars' Move To Dallas, Hockey Flourishes In Football Country http://keranews.org/post/20-years-after-stars-move-dallas-hockey-flourishes-football-country <p>This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Dallas Stars coming to town. In that time, the team’s won a Stanley Cup and helped develop a generation of kids who play hockey in Cowboys country. In our Friday Conversation, <a href="http://stars.nhl.com/">Dallas Stars</a> President and CEO Jim Lites talks about the team’s impact on North Texas.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:46:23 +0000 Stephen Becker 43711 at http://keranews.org 20 Years After The Stars' Move To Dallas, Hockey Flourishes In Football Country Oh No! Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo Out Sunday http://keranews.org/post/oh-no-cowboys-quarterback-tony-romo-out-sunday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas Cowboys fans have held out hope all week that Tony </span>Romo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> might be able to overcome a back injury and play in Sunday’s make-or-break game against the Philadelphia Eagles.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But all those prayers will go unanswered.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:58:52 +0000 Stephen Becker 43195 at http://keranews.org Oh No! Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo Out Sunday Architect Renzo Piano In Fort Worth To Speak About Kimbell Expansion http://keranews.org/post/architect-renzo-piano-fort-worth-speak-about-kimbell-expansion <p>On Monday’s <em>Think</em>, Italian architect Renzo Piano joined KERA’s Krys Boyd to talk about the Piano Pavilion, the addition he designed for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. A grand opening celebration for the Piano Pavilion is scheduled for Nov. 27. Previews for Kimbell members start Friday. The expansion provides the Kimbell with more room to display its collection, plus classrooms and a theater.</p><p><a href="http://artandseek.net/join-us-for-a-conversation-with-renzo-piano/?__utma=164821157.496239422.1376320420.1384796012.1384806802.74&amp;__utmb=164821157.40.10.1384806802&amp;__utmc=164821157&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=164821157.1381333305.27.8.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=%28not%20provided%29&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=139971635">On Tuesday night, </a>Piano joins Art&amp;Seek’s Jerome Weeks on stage at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium to talk about the project.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:06:16 +0000 Stephen Becker 41481 at http://keranews.org Architect Renzo Piano In Fort Worth To Speak About Kimbell Expansion