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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Arts
11:30 am
Wed December 17, 2014

KERA's 'Anything' Hits The Road Friday, Live From Dallas Arts District

KERA's Jeff Whittington will broadcast Friday's "Anything You Ever Wanted To Know" from the Dallas Arts District. (No word yet if he'll be wearing his KERA jumpsuit.)
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OK, we're going to try this again. On Friday, Dec. 19, Anything You Ever Wanted to Know leaves the friendly confines of KERA to broadcast at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. 

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

In Dallas To Promote His New Film, Chris Rock Does Some Sightseeing

Chris Rock checks out the cattle sculptures in downtown Dallas.
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Did you see Chris Rock around Dallas today?

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Health/Science
5:04 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Think: The Psychology Of Disease

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In our culture, people battling certain diseases are seen as brave and heroic, while others can be viewed as weak or morally lacking. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a panel of mental health experts to find out why we’re compelled to judge people based on certain health conditions.

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Health/Science
5:48 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Think: Helping Kids After Abuse

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It’s estimated that only about a third of all child abuse incidents are ever discovered. And for the kids who do get help, it can be tough to trust the adults caring for them. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a child advocate from Collin County about how that trust can be re-established.

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Ebola in Dallas
5:10 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Ebola Poses Lots Of Tough Legal Questions

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As the medical community fights to contain Ebola, the virus is also challenging another field: the law. Today on Think, Krys Boyd asked a panel of attorneys about some of the legal questions surrounding Ebola.

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Health/Science
5:26 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Think: Fighting Our Fear Of Ebola

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Since last week, the medical community has assured us that there’s no threat of an Ebola outbreak in the United States. But that hasn’t stopped many people from worrying. On Monday on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a pair of psychologists about why we continue to fear what we don’t understand.

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Arts
5:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Think: Images Of War

The best war photographs crystalize brutality in a single, searing image. Today on Think, guest host Jerome Weeks spoke with a museum curator about the photographer’s role in how the public perceives war:

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Arts
5:36 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Think: The Sound Of The Meyerson

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When building a concert hall, architects have to consider how their structural choices are going to affect the sound. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Meyerson Symphony Center, Krys Boyd talked today on Think to the author of a book on the Meyerson about how the buildings’ designers factored acoustics into their plans.

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Arts
5:18 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Think: The Beauty of Computer Code

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Vikram Chandra is a writer with two very distinct audiences. Sometimes his reader is a bookworm awaiting his next novel. And sometimes the reader is a computer ready to process his next line of code. Today on Think, Chandra talked to Krys Boyd about how both literature and computer code can be beautifully written.

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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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