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9:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Uncovering A Dark Past

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Crystal City was once home to the only internment camp in Texas. Known as the "quiet passage," immigrants from Germany, Italy and Japan would settle in the small town during WWII.  

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Culture
9:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Study Up For Think: The Creativity Crisis

Timberg has personal experience with the impact of the "culture crash" on journalists: in 2008, he was the victim of a massive layoff at the Los Angeles Times and lost his home to the bank.
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The music recording business has plummeted in value. Hundreds of newspapers across the country have shuttered. Arts programs in schools are getting slashed.

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Psychology
9:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Study Up For Think: Accuracy, The Enemy Of Groupthink

According to Sunstein, isolated dissenters can reduce conformity pressures and defeat groupthink.
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Groupthink occurs when a set of people prioritize harmony and group cohesiveness over accuracy and diversity. At 1 p.m., Krys Boyd will chat with Cass Sunstein, co-author of Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.

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Science
9:30 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Study Up For 'Think': Lessening The Impact Of Poverty On Students' Brains

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Brain plasticity is the idea that brains aren’t static entities but rather are constantly being reorganized when learning or experiencing novel things. Thus, it’s no surprise that aspects of poverty—crowding, violence, hunger, family instability—have been shown to change the brain for the worse and impact language, learning and attention span among kids.

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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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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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Language
10:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: A Guide to Good Writing

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Steven Pinker tells new ways to wield the pen - or keyboard - in his new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.  Pinker joins Think today at noon to speak with Krys Boyd about crafting clear, compelling, and elegant prose.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The World Of War Photography With Anne Wilkes Tucker

Alfred Palmer's photograph looks a women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at the Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, California in 1942.
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In Anne Wilkes Tucker’s exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, viewers get a look through the lens at the many sides, stories, and effects of war. The collection is one of Tucker’s final projects before retirement in June 2015. She joins Think today at noon to explore the history of war photography and look back on her forty years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Contemporary Art
10:54 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: Meet The Creators Of 'Art:21'

Katharina Grosse's installation of 'One Floor Up More Highly' combines sculptures made of dirt and wood with bright spray paint to create a sprawling and spectacular environment.
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PBS debuts its seventh season of Art:21 on KERA next month.  The show features twentieth century contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America and takes viewers to their studios and installations. At 1 p.m. on Think, host Krys Boyd will talk to Susan Sollins, Art21’s executive producer and curator, before she's at Texas Theatre tonight. First, get acquainted with this season's artists.

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Science
10:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Shaping The Minds Of Adolescents

The adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, according to Steinberg, and influences during this age period can affect later outcomes in life.
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There are many factors that come into play while growing up. Teenagers have a lot to think about when it comes to the future, and as recent studies have proven, the crucial influence in determining life outcomes takes place during the adolescent years. Psychology professor Laurence Steinberg joins Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. on Think to discuss these findings and how parents can update their understanding of younger generations.

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