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Live From Washington: ‘Think’ Is In D.C. For A Week Of Broadcasts

Apr 25, 2016

'Think' will be broadcasting live from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., this week.

You can see what Krys Boyd and company are up to in Washington on Twitter and join the conversation with the hashtag #ThinkinDC.  Tune in from noon-2 p.m. on KERA 90.1 -- or listen here.

Here’s what’s in store:

Monday 

  • Kelly McEvers’ reporting career has taken her to Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other places of unrest. The co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered talks about her new podcast, Embedded, which dives issues of drug abuse, violence and disease both at home and abroad.
  • Kate Andersen Brower spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She is the author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies (Harper Collins). She’ll talk about a presidential election that could lead to a historic first – a former first lady being elected president.

Tuesday

  • Lately, the dynamic of the Supreme Court has been making more news than the cases themselves. We’ll get some perspective on the battle to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with two experts: SCOTUS blog editor Amy Howe and NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
  • John Cornyn first won election to the U.S. Senate in 2002, and as majority whip, he’s now the second most powerful person in Senate. We’ll catch up with the legislator from Texas on the latest legislation he’s working on.

Wednesday

  • Andrew Solomon has built a career on telling the stories of places on the brink of change – from Russia to Afghanistan. He writes about that in his book “Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change – Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years” (Scribner).
  • The National Park Service turns 100 this year. We’ll hear from director Jonathan Jarvis and also tour the Washington Monument with a ranger from the National Mall.

Thursday

  • Republican Joe Barton and Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson have combined to represent North Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 50 years. We’ll hear about new legislation they are working on together.
  • The Newseum in Washington, D.C. has added a new exhibit, which tells the story of the 2016 presidential election in real time. We’ll hear from Director of Exhibit Development Patty Rhule about chronicling the history of news in the age of digital. 
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