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Lyndsay Knecht

Associate Producer

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think. 

She came to KERA 90.1 with an interest in telling stories about how the arts can influence social change and community development. She wrote for outlets like the Dallas Observer and NBCDFW.com before landing at UNT's Center for Economic Development and Research.

While Lyndsay headed up content and publicity departments as Director of Development for 35 Denton, the four-day music festival won the 2011 award for Best Promotional Event from the Texas Downtown Association. 

Tap her shoulder @ltknecht.

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Biographer Sam Weller explains legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury's journey and impact today at 1 p.m. on Think. One short story in particular illuminates the deepest heart of Bradbury's philosophy -- especially the ending.

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What's ahead for Venezuela after Hugo Chávez's death? Rory Carroll, veteran journalist and former chief of the Latin American bureau of the Guardian, shares his predictions for the country's future in Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela. He's on Think at noon.

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We were there when the jokes were being hashed out for Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’s stop in Dallas a few weeks back – and you can be, too. Watch a mini-documentary produced by KERA’s Dane Walters, and learn the secrets behind the trivia show’s news comedy.

Five stories North Texas is talking about: Does the Aryan Brotherhood play into the investigation of the deaths of the Kaufman County D.A. and his wife?, Hillary Clinton scheds her first paid speaking gig in North Texas and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Keeping tabs on Perry's former aides; a new review in the Perot Museum discussion; Irving's One Man, One Vote at the Supreme Court and more.

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As the printed word falls into the digital abyss, what is to become of the legacies revolutionary writers prepare to leave? Andrei Codrescu is a celebrated poet and prolific author who lends his distinctive voice to NPR commentaries. He dives into his memoir Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes) on Think at noon and 9 p.m.

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What happens to a mother when she finds out her 19-year-old son is going to be a father? Anne Lamott got her own surprise when she found out she was pregnant as a recovered addict. She reconciles that experience with her son's journey in Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son. Lamott and fellow mom Krys Boyd discuss the timeless shock of parenting at 1 p.m.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Little beer clinks bottles, the rebranding bug bites North Texas cities, fancy parking at DFW's Terminal A and more.

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Are sites like Facebook monetizing the purest things about us as humans? Writer Douglas Rushkoff believes that so fervently, he relinquished that outlet of promotion for his work and deleted his profile. He talks with ‘Think’ host Krys Boyd at noon about his fears behind Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Our state flower, in short supply; Daniel Vaughan and the dawn of the pork beat; shifting attitudes toward gay marriage find religious conservatives in Texas embattled and more.

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If you disobeyed “No Trespassing” signs in the world’s greatest cities, what would you find? Urban planner and explorer Moses Gates broke rules from Paris to Moscow to discover the undersides of well-charted places. He talks to Think host Krys Boyd today at noon about the journeys behind Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bookish Coffee makes way for more beans, "drawing the black bean," the City of Dallas reminds its citizens there's no "BIG" without an "I," and more.

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For nine years each Spring Break, a group of SMU students has embarked on a bus pilgrimage through the American South, visiting key landmarks of the Civil Rights movement -- and meeting heroes from the era. Professor Dennis Simon, Reverend Ray Jordan, and "Pilgrim" Emily Mankowski, a member of the SMU Honors Program and a senior majoring in Human Rights, talk to Think host Krys Boyd about what the trip meant to them today at noon.

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Does social media help or hurt the quality of news coverage? NPR’s Andy Carvin redefined reporting with his crowdsourced updates on Middle East conflicts via Twitter 7 days a week, sometimes 16 hours a day. He talks to Think host Krys Boyd about his book Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution at 1 p.m.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A fascinating new beginning for former information technology executive Ghassan Hitto, Mike Miles gets down to business on merit pay for DISD teachers, weird sounds from Carrollton and more.

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What can we learn about a country’s history by undertaking a specific culinary mission? John Baxter takes his Parisian appreciation to another level in The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France. Visit Baxter at his apartment foregrounding the spires of Notre Dame before he’s on Think today at 1 p.m.

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What commonalities do popular ideas and products share? One thing we know: People can’t stop yapping about them. Jonah Berger visits a secret bar hidden in a New York City hot dog joint to find out more. He’s on ‘Think’ today at 1 p.m. to talk about his book Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Food insecurity and prostitution in Texas, the paradigm shift behind Teach For America, a public Dallas City Council candidate forum looks at the Arts District and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A way-maker for Latino politicians, Billy Gibbons' lesser-known place in early psych-rock, KXT 91.7's live SXSW broadcast and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking:  A road trip that’s lasted decades, U.S. states as high school stereotypes, a Dallas escape for local personalities and more.

Dynamic engagement is behind a boom in Latino-produced online media. One example: Texas blogger Armando Rayo calls himself a “taco journalist.” He explains how his dual heritage reflects a larger shift in interests in an interview with KERA's Lauren Silverman at SXSW Interactive. “I was born and raised here in Texas, I’m Mexican at heart but Tejano by birth so that experience is my own bicultural experience ... you won’t see me watching novelas, but you will see me watching the 'Daily Show',” Rayo says.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How events influence place, Plainview's march toward ghost town status after a major plant closed, the secret history of Dallas' black mayors and more.

KERA has deployed a team to SXSW in Austin this week and next. First up for KERA's Lauren Silverman: Bill Gates' keynote address today for SXSWEdu, the Austin conference's education arm. Listen for her story on KERA 90.1 this afternoon.

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Why do parents react the way they do when their children don’t turn out like they expect? Andrew Solomon spent ten years interviewing 300 families with what he deems “exceptional children” – special-needs kids, prodigies, transgendered children, and others with outlying characteristics. He talks to Think host Krys Boyd today at noon about his book Far From The Tree.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The one thing veterans can do to ensure claims go through, pocketknives on planes, Carly Rae Jepsen hangs up on the Boy Scouts and more.

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Ron White is spending the day writing the  names and rank of 2,200 soliders in Afghanistan who died on the same tour he served. He’s doing this all from memory -- more than 6,600 words in sequence.

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