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Health/Science
11:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy?

In the past, delusions were thought to be caused by misfiring neurons. But NYU professor Joel Gold suggests that in order to better provide treatment for mental illness, a person’s culture and background must be considered.
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Our surroundings affect the way we think and act. But psychiatrist Joel and philosopher Ian Gold take this idea further to mental health. The two brothers examined specific cases where society and culture have played a role in producing delusions. Joel joins Krys Boyd today on Think at noon to talk about their latest book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness.

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Lifestyle
9:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Study Up for 'Think': Go Far, Alone

Would you rather have kids or travel solo? Choosing one over the other opens an individual up to contrasting life experiences.
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Leading a fulfilling life means something different for everyone. While some will want to settle down and have families, others feel more at home as nomads. At 1 p.m. on Think, Kristin Newman, sitcom writer and author of What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, joins Krys Boyd to talk about the road less traveled.

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Study Up For 'Think'
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.
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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.
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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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Music
12:19 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Study Up For ‘Think’: The Dallas Music Scene From The 1920’s to the 1960’s

Robert Johnson, prolific blues guitarist, recorded some of his music at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas.
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Dallas has a rich history of musical innovation that goes back to the roots of modern music. But little is known about the city’s musical heritage throughout much of the 20th century. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, guest host Jeff Whittington will be speaking with Alan Govenar, co-author of Dallas Music Scene: 1920’s to 1960’s.

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Business/Economy
10:16 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Dallas Start-Up Scene Shortlist

Launch DFW will host Dallas New Tech at the DEC on August 5th.
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Navigating the world of small business can be challenging. Yet North Texas has proved itself with a booming start-up community. Today at 1 p.m., three local entrepreneurs talked startups on Think: Launch DFW founder Bradley Joyce, SPAteneity Natural Nail Salon founder Missy Malone and Kairos Facial Recognition founder and The Sport of Sales​ author Craig Lewis.

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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
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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
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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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Education
10:43 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Cost Of College

Ivory Tower opens at the Magnolia Theater in Dallas on Friday.
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College tuition has  has risen by 1,120 percent over the past few decades. As a result, the relationship between colleges and students has changed drastically. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi joins Think today at noon to discuss his latest documentary Ivory Tower.

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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.
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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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