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9:30 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Study Up For 'Think': The Hairy Truth Of Hair Removal

By 1906, Gillette was selling more than 300,000 razors a year, thanks to a contract with the US Army.
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Waxing, shaving, tweezing, threading, epilating, lasering ... while the methods vary, the vast majority of Americans have tried removing body hair they find unsightly. At noon, Krys Boyd will sit down with historian Rebecca Herzig, author of Plucked: A History of Hair Removal.

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7:45 am
Mon January 12, 2015

What 'The Great Debater' James Farmer Can Teach Us Today

Farmer with LBJ, White House
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Texas has its own claim to the legacy of the American civil rights movement - James Farmer Jr.  Born in Marshall in 1920, Jan. 12 would have been the birthday of the man many remember as “the great debater.”

Dr. Ben Voth, director of forensics (speech & debate) at Southern Methodist University, says Farmer’s bipartisan civility has much to teach us today.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': A Natural Fix For ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects eleven percent of kids ages 4-17. In the first hour of 'Think', we'll talk about the root causes of A.D.H.D. and a natural approach to treating the condition with Dr. Richard Friedman, who recently wrote an article in The New York Times about the disorder.

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7:29 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Domestic Violence In Immigrant Communities

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Each minute, 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. That’s according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and William Holston of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas explains in this commentary why immigrants face additional challenges.

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3:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Diwali: Celebrating Awareness Of The Inner Light

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:45 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Using The Food We Waste

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Food waste is a huge problem in industrialized nations where many households and businesses have more food than they really need. Today, in the second hour of 'Think' we'll be speaking to Elizabeth Royte, who writes about better uses for food waste in the November issue of National Geographic.

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7:28 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Water Use And Drought: The Tumbleweeds Are Back

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Don’t let the recent rains fool you. We’re still in drought and commentator David Marquis says there’s no reason to get comfortable.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

An empty cell at a state juvenile correctional facility.
Jeff Heimsath Texas Tribune

The U.S. locks up more kids than any other industrialized nation in the world. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, we'll be speaking to author and journalist Nell Bernstein about the phenomenon and alternatives to locking kids up in her book Burning Down The House: The End Of Juvenile Prison.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': What Went Wrong In Iraq

"Losing Iraq" airs on PBS Frontline tonight at 9 p.m. on KERA Channel 13
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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 "Losing Iraq".

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:04 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Marijuana By Numbers

The first four months of the legal marijuana market in Colorado brought $11 million in tax revenue for the state.
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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 Think, we'll be speaking with Dr. Francesca Filbey and Dr. Robert Morris, two researchers at UT Dallas who've recently completed studies about pot, addiction and crime.

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