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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
Stringer/Iraq/Reuters/Corbis PBS

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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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.
Brett Levin Flickr CC

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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11:11 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': How The Millennial Generation Is Changing The Middle East

The 2011 Arab Spring uprisings were spearheaded by the region's young millennials.
Muhammad Ghafari Wikimedia CC

During the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, many Americans thought the abrupt change of the political climate in the region would bring lasting improvements. But was this optimism justified? Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be speaking with Juan Cole, author of The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East.

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11:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Redefining "A Chinaman's Chance"

In his book, Liu explores his identity as a Chinese American.
afagen / Flickr

The United States Census Bureau reported that Asians were the fastest growing race or ethnic group in 2012, with a growth rate of 2.9%. But as the Asian American population continues to grow, what does it mean to identify as a part of that group? Today on Think at 1 p.m., Citizen University founder and former Clinton advisor Eric Liu joins Krys Boyd to talk about his new book A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream.

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10:32 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Immigration And The Border Crisis

The U.S.-Mexico Border at Nogales
Gordon Hyde Wikimedia CC

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have entered the U.S. in recent months illegally - and it's being declared a humanitarian crisis. Today at noon on 'Think' we'll be speaking with Aviva Chomsky, author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal.

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12:04 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The American Warfare State

U.S. Army Soldiers drive a Bradley fighting vehicle in Iraq in 2007
U.S. Army Flickr CC

Despite concerns over deficit and unnecessary wars, Congress spends over $700 billion on the military each year, as much as the rest of the world combined. Today at 1 p.m. on 'Think', Krys Boyd will be speak with professor Rebecca Thorpe, author of The American Warfare State: The Domestic Politics of Military Spending.

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Commentaries
7:28 am
Fri June 20, 2014

On World Refugee Day, Why We Should Change How We Look At People In Our City

William Holston, commentator

Each year on June 20th, World Refugee Day recognizes the resilience of forcibly displaced people across the globe. Commentator William Holston says refugees are closer to you than you know.

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11:45 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Power of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion

The Shanghai Tower, set to be the world's second tallest skycraper, was engineered by Dennis Poon, a subject in David Zweig's new book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion.
Lian Chang Flickr CC

Ever wonder about who's working behind the stage at a Radiohead concert? Or who's involved in translating negotiations for ambassadors at the UN? Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be talking about the people whose work is barely noticed with author David Zweig and his new book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion.

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Commentaries
11:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Re-Imagining Cities: They're Here To Stay

Lee Cullum, commentator
Credit KERA

About 800 participants from around the world discussed the future of the urban world at the New Cities Summit in Dallas. Commentator Lee Cullum considers the summit’s theme: “Re-imagining Cities.”

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