Commentaries http://keranews.org en Study Up For 'Think': The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration http://keranews.org/post/study-think-case-against-juvenile-incarceration <p>The U.S. locks up more kids than any other industrialized nation in the world. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today at 1 p.m. on <em>Think</em>, we'll be speaking to author and journalist Nell Bernstein about the phenomenon and alternatives to locking kids up in her book </span><a href="http://thenewpress.com/books/burning-down-house"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pablo Pena 53975 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration Study Up For 'Think': What Went Wrong In Iraq http://keranews.org/post/study-think-what-went-wrong-iraq <p>Now that the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State has taken over much of north and western Iraq, many Westerners are left wondering what went wrong in the country. Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be speaking with Jim Gilmore, reporter and a producer of the Frontline documentary <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/pressroom/frontline-announces-july-29-special-on-the-chaos-in-iraq/">"Losing Iraq"</a>.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pablo Pena 53282 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': What Went Wrong In Iraq Study Up For 'Think': Marijuana By Numbers http://keranews.org/post/study-think-marijuana-numbers <p>With the legal weed market starting up in Colorado and Washington this year, marijuana is being widely discussed among scientists and researchers across the country. Today at noon on <em>Think</em>, we'll be speaking with <a href="http://www.utdallas.edu/~francesca.filbey/index_files/aboutFilbey.htm">Dr. Francesca Filbey</a> and <a href="http://www.utdallas.edu/~rgm071000/Professor_Morris_Webpage/Home.html">Dr. Robert Morris</a>, two researchers at UT Dallas who've recently completed studies about pot, addiction and crime.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:28 +0000 Pablo Pena 52932 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': Marijuana By Numbers Study Up For 'Think': How The Millennial Generation Is Changing The Middle East http://keranews.org/post/study-think-how-millennial-generation-changing-middle-east <p>During the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, many Americans thought the abrupt change of the political climate in the region would bring lasting improvements. But was this optimism justified? Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be speaking with Juan Cole, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Arabs-Millennial-Generation/dp/1451690398"><em>The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East</em></a>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Pablo Pena 52575 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': How The Millennial Generation Is Changing The Middle East Study Up For 'Think': Redefining "A Chinaman's Chance" http://keranews.org/post/study-think-redefining-chinamans-chance <p>The United States Census Bureau reported that Asians were the fastest growing race or ethnic group in 2012, with a growth rate of 2.9%. But as the Asian American population continues to grow, what does it mean to identify as a part of that group? Today on <em>Think </em>at 1 p.m., Citizen University founder and former Clinton advisor <a href="http://guidinglightsnetwork.com/bio">Eric Liu</a> joins Krys Boyd to talk about his new book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Chinamans-Chance-Familys-Journey-American/dp/1610391942"><em>A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream</em></a><em>.</em></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Adelina Sun 52489 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': Redefining "A Chinaman's Chance" Study Up For 'Think': Immigration And The Border Crisis http://keranews.org/post/study-think-immigration-and-border-crisis <p>Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have entered the U.S. in recent months illegally - and it's being declared a humanitarian crisis. Today at noon on 'Think' we'll be speaking with Aviva Chomsky, author of&nbsp;<em>Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.</em></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:32:52 +0000 Pablo Pena 51869 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': Immigration And The Border Crisis Study Up For 'Think': The American Warfare State http://keranews.org/post/study-think-american-warfare-state <p>Despite concerns over deficit and unnecessary wars, Congress spends over $700 billion on the military each year, as much as the rest of the world combined. Today at 1 p.m. on 'Think', Krys Boyd will be speak with professor Rebecca Thorpe, author of <a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/A/bo17607479.html"><em>The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending</em></a>.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:04:48 +0000 Pablo Pena 51640 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The American Warfare State On World Refugee Day, Why We Should Change How We Look At People In Our City http://keranews.org/post/world-refugee-day-why-we-should-change-how-we-look-people-our-city <p><em>Each year on June 20th, World Refugee Day recognizes the resilience of forcibly displaced people across the globe. Commentator William Holston says refugees are closer to you than you know.</em></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:28:00 +0000 Willam Holston 51268 at http://keranews.org On World Refugee Day, Why We Should Change How We Look At People In Our City Study Up For 'Think': The Power of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion http://keranews.org/post/study-think-power-anonymous-work-age-relentless-self-promotion <p>Ever wonder about who's working behind the stage at a Radiohead concert? Or who's involved in translating negotiations for ambassadors at the UN? Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be talking about the people whose work is barely noticed with author David Zweig and his new book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Invisibles-Power-Anonymous-Relentless-Self-Promotion/dp/159184634X"><em>Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion</em></a>.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Pablo Pena 51267 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The Power of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion Re-Imagining Cities: They're Here To Stay http://keranews.org/post/re-imagining-cities-theyre-here-stay <p><em>About 800 participants from around the world discussed the future of the urban world at the New Cities Summit in Dallas.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Lee </span>Cullum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> considers the summit’s theme: “Re-imagining Cities.”</span></em></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Lee Cullum 51275 at http://keranews.org Re-Imagining Cities: They're Here To Stay