Study Up For Think

11:08 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Your Turn To Throw Tomatoes At Local Critics

courosa flickr

Tastemakers. Analysts. Observers. Critics are routinely called much worse. It's part of the job. D Magazine food editor Nancy Nichols, music writer Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Art&Seek's resident aesthete Jerome Weeks join Think host Krys Boyd today at noon to tell their side.

Read more
8:58 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Study Up For 'Think:' The Family Dinner, Made In Italy

This is broccoli from author Jeannie Marshall's garden. She put it in her first grader's lunchbox.
Jeannie Marshall

Jeannie Marshall, author of The Lost Art of Feeding Kids, is off the grid of microwave-reliant food culture. The Canadian journalist lives in Rome with her husband and son, where the veggies are fresh - and the cooking process is celebrated. Hear Marshall talk about her time in Italy on Think at 1 p.m.

Read more
11:41 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Study Up For 'Think:' What Do OkCupid And Ebay Have In Common?

Have questions about dating or economics? Listen to this conversation with Paul Oyer from 'Think'
Tim McFarlane flicker

Online dating can be scary. Can the rules of finance help us sort it out? Economist Paul Oyer speaks with Krys Boyd today at 1 p.m. about how the lessons he learned in the dismal science can be applied to the dating game.

Read more
11:23 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Study Up For 'Think:' Colin Quinn And What's So Brilliant About The Constitution?


Former Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchor Colin Quinn is on Think at noon to talk about the one-man show Unconstitutional he's bringing to the Wyly in Dallas on Friday. Quinn wants you to know he did read the Constitution -- all four pages of it. 

Read more
Best of 'Think' 2013
8:49 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Three Ways Our Spending Habits Are Totally Wrong

Research shows that a new place, with all its dreamt-up particulars, won't bring lasting happiness.
boxchain flickr

It's not just the pursuit of more money that can buy unhappiness. We could be funding our misery with the hard-earned cash we already have. 

Elizabeth Dunn, associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, studied how spending habits bear on quality of life for her book "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending." We revisit her conversation with Krys Boyd at noon on KERA 90.1 FM for our series "Best of Think 2013."

Read more
10:40 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Study Up For 'Think': Results-Based Pay For Teachers

Have questions about DISD's new teacher evaluation system? Listen to 'Think' at noon.
Sujata Dand KERA News

Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles is on Think today at noon to talk about the changes DISD plans to make in evaluating - and paying - teachers. Get acquainted with the nine-tier-pay-scale Teacher Excellence Initiative via this district presentation before Miles takes your calls and emails on the air.

Read more
11:25 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Study Up For 'Think:' Arboretum Gardener Escapes Tragic Childhood In Sudan

Lead in text: 
If you saw the Cinderella-themed pumpkin village at the Dallas Arboretum this fall, you know the imagination of John Reng Ajak Gieu. The gardener, who stands 6'8, is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. His journey to such an idyllic everyday life here in Dallas has been a long one. We'll get to know him better today on 'Think' at 1 p.m. Learn more about John's drive to give children the magical moments he never had in this 'Dallas Morning News' profile. And remember, you can listen to 'Think' at noon and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday on KERA 90.1 or stream the show here.
John Reng Ajak Gieu is the gifted gardener behind the Dallas Arboretum's Cinderella-themed pumpkin village, but his personal journey is more horror story than fairy tale. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, John came to the United States 10 years ago at age 20.
10:59 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Study Up For 'Think': The Subtle Ways Our Friends Change Us

How do relationships that date back to high school shape adult lives? It's tough to count the ways.
Mkastelov flickr

It's not always who people are as individuals that makes them dangerous to each other. As Carlin Flora explains, chemistry in longtime friendships - always in flux - can override any holistic compatibility. Before she joins Think host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m., get to know Flora's philosophy of Friendfluence

Read more
8:19 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Study Up for ‘Think’: Superstar Author Elizabeth Gilbert Is More Than Just 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Elizabeth Gilbert's on 'Think' at 1 p.m. to talk about her new novel 'The Signature of All Things' and the journey it required.

Eat, Pray, Love convinced millions of readers they had Elizabeth Gilbert figured out. But her new historical novel The Signature of All Things is a leap away from the mega-hit memoir-turned-film. Before she’s in the studio with Think host Krys Boyd today at 1 p.m., let's look at why Gilbert has been compared to Hemingway just as she’s been deemed a “chick-lit” author.

Read more
9:53 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Study Up For 'Think': Partners In Sound Collage, Out Of The 'RadioLab'

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich join 'Think' host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. ahead of their stop at Verizon Theatre next week.

Before they were an experimental radio production team, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich studied at the progressive Oberlin College. But Jad was a noise-obsessed composition student in the ‘90s; Robert was a history major in the class of ’69. So how did they come together to make Radiolab? At an interview Jad was assigned for WNYC. Naturally, the meeting yielded more than his editor asked for.

Read more