Stephen Becker

Producer, Think and Anything You Ever Wanted To Know

Stephen Becker produces the shows Think and Anything You Ever Wanted to Know. For five years, as part of the Art&Seek team, Stephen produced radio and digital stories, along with the podcast "The Big Screen," with Chris Vognar, movie critic of The Dallas Morning News. His 2011 story about the history of eight-track tapes was featured nationally on NPR’s All Things Considered. Before coming to KERA, Stephen was the film and television editor at The Dallas Morning News. In 2008, he participated in the Moving Image Institute in Film Criticism and Feature Writing at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

In his 10 years at the News, he also worked in the Lifestyles, Business and Sports departments and was the recipient of several Society of Newspaper Design awards. Additionally, he served on teams that launched Quick and the GuideLive arts and entertainment section of the newspaper. He is a native of North Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Health/Science
4:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Think: 3 Tips For Explaining To Children That They Have A Learning Disability

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Some of the kids heading back to school this week learn differently than their classmates. David Flink knows what that’s like – he was diagnosed as a child with both dyslexia and ADHD. Today on Think, he talked to Krys Boyd about how to inform kids that they have a learning disability.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Think: Rouhani's First Year Leading Iran

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One year ago this month, Hassan Rouhani took office as president of Iran. With his election came the hope of reform - both from the West and from progressives in the Middle East. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a journalist born in Iran and brought up in America.

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Think
5:33 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

After 25 Years In Prison, An Innocent Man Learns To Forgive

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In 1987, Michael Morton was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife – a crime he didn’t commit. He served 25 years before having his conviction overturned. Monday on Think, he told Krys Boyd that for many of those years, his life was ruled by resentment and thoughts of revenge.

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Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Mon August 25, 2014

P.O.V. Highlights Dallas Energy Company

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Tonight, PBS airs a documentary called Big Men. The film follows Dallas energy company Kosmos, on a mission to strike it rich by finding oil in Ghana. Jim Musselman led the charge for the company. And this spring, ahead of Big Men’s theatrical release, he talked to KERA's Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News about negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal with a foreign government.

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Health/Science
5:13 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet

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Followers of the Paleo Diet believe we should stick to foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Protein – good. Carbs – bad. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a National Geographic writer who’s studied the evolution of the human diet to get her take.

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Think
4:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Sleep And Find A Significant Other -- And Other Tips To Improve Memory

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If you’re constantly misplacing your keys and forgetting items on your grocery list, you probably just chalk it up to a bad memory. There are, however, steps you can take to improve your ability to retain information. On Tuesday on KERA's Think, Krys Boyd talked to a neuroscientist to get a few tips.

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Education
5:12 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Think: The Plight Of The Principal

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One of every five new school principals leaves the job within two years. Thursday on Think, Krys Boyd talked to two former principals who are now at SMU about why burnout is so high.

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Health/Science
5:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Think: Tips On Having The Talk With Teens

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If there’s one thing both teens and their parents dread, it’s The Talk. The one about the birds and the bees. Today on Think, Krys Boyd asked a pair of local experts in teen sexuality about how parents can effectively talk to their kids about sex.

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Health/Science
5:35 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Think: How Stress Zaps Our Bodies

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Traffic, work, kids - these are all sources of stress. And as you probably also know, stress is a drain on the body. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a Harvard researcher about how our bodies respond to stress.

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Arts
5:34 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Think: How Korea's Conquering The World Through Pop Culture

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Japan was the trailblazer for exporting Asian culture to the world, but Korea is becoming the new leader. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to an expert in Korean culture about how the country is putting its stamp on pop culture.

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