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Every once in a while at Think, we reschedule a guest last-minute when news breaks. Last week I called Change Of Heart author Jeanne Bishop to explain we'd have to find another time slot. Could she do Tuesday, April 7, instead? "Actually, that's 25 years to the day since my sister was murdered," Bishop told me.  

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Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wanted to write about the choice to not have children for years, but no one would take her pitches. She found a stigma against childless people sticks even as ideas about sexuality and marriage have become more progressive. In the new book Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed, Daum collects essays from men and women who've had their maturity questioned simply because they're not parents.

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

Feb 11, 2015
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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.

Solving poverty and widening access to education start with equipping women to excel in their lives, especially young mothers. We'll get a glimpse at programs around the world and the individuals fighting to help women in the documentary series A Path Appears

Study Up for ‘Think’: Uncovering A Dark Past

Jan 29, 2015
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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.  

Study Up For Think: The Creativity Crisis

Jan 28, 2015
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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.

Study Up For Think: Accuracy, The Enemy Of Groupthink

Jan 21, 2015
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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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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.

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

Nov 20, 2014
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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.

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

Oct 14, 2014
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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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