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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.
Alfred Palmer / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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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Culture
10:15 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Explore The Desolate Beauty Of A Reclaimed Berlin

A building once used as a shopping mall and, later, a meeting point for the Nazi Party in former East Berlin morphed into the embattled Kunsthaus Tacheles.
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The once-empty factories, U-Bahn stations and warehouses of Berlin became havens for nightlife and experimentation after the Wall came down in 1990. Think host Krys Boyd talks with German novelist and critic Peter Schneider at noon about how people in the city challenged standards of aesthetic and historical memory by repurposing industrial space - and buildings marked by the horrors of World War II. 

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Science
10:48 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Want To Learn More? Here's How To Trick Your Brain

Benedict Carey of the New York Times recommends distributing or "spacing" studying time, as it helps increase the amount of information retained.
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We tend to associate "studying" with “hitting the books” -- lots of discipline and focus. At 1 p.m. on Think, education reporter Benedict Carey of the New York Times explains how new brain science affirms the wandering mind over a one-track approach. His new book is called How We Learn.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:27 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Female Spies Of The Civil War

Belle Boyd worked as a spy for the Confederacy. She was notorious for shooting a Union soldier in her own home.
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Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are some of the more prominent names in American Civil War history. Yet, it wasn’t an all-boys club on the war front. There were other heroes – in this case, heroines – who were moving chess pieces on both sides of the war.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Making Of The Meyerson

In looking back on the Meyerson’s 25 years, KERA-TV will air the documentary Frozen Music: The Making Of A Concert Hall on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center's grand opening in the Dallas Arts District. To celebrate, author Laurie Shulman and Art&Seek reporter Jerome Weeks join Think at 1 p.m. to talk about the inception of the project and the construction of the building.

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