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KERA “Think” Rundown – Week of 5/06/13

Think airs Monday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. Encore airings of Think can be heard Monday to Thursday nights on KERA FM beginning at 9:00 p.m. Podcasts and streamed video are available online at www.kera.org/think.

Monday, 5/06

Hour 1:  What’s being done to safeguard Texas children from abuse and to promote healthy, safe, and productive families? We’ll talk this hour with Madeline McClure, executive director of The Texas Association for the Protection of Children.

Hour 2:  Have humans always been divided over issues like religion, gender, nationalism, and race? We’ll talk this hour with Sir David Cannadine, the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and author of the new book, “The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences” (Knopf, 2013).

Tuesday, 5/07

Hour 1:  What are the best ways to support friends or loved ones suffering from illness? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” (PublicAffairs, 2013).

Hour 2:  How has the American way of war-fighting evolved over the last dozen years of nearly constant conflict? We’ll find out this hour with Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize winner, national security correspondent for The New York Times, and author of the new book “The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth” (The Penguin Press, 2013).

Wednesday, 5/08

Hour 1:  Are our images and presentations of ourselves changing in the age of social media and do these changes reflect trends in the art world? We’ll talk this hour with Gabriel Ritter, curator at the Dallas Museum of Art which is currently exhibiting the career retrospective Cindy Sherman. We’ll also be joined by Erin K. Freeman, who studies narcissism and peer assessment at the University of Dallas and Jordan Frith, who focuses on social media and location and image-based apps like Instagram at the University of North Texas.

Hour 2:  How did a love of literature and a passion for weightlifting help one young man overcome Tourette Syndrome? We’ll find out this hour with Josh Hanagarne, author of “The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family” (Gotham, 2013).

Thursday, 5/10

Hour 1:  What are the latest developments in our understanding of autism? We’ll talk this hour with TempleGrandin, professor of animal science at ColoradoState University and author of the new book “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).

Hour 2:  What roles did women play in the top-secret Manhattan Project? We’ll talk this hour with journalist Denise Kiernan, author of the new book “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II” (Touchstone, 2013).

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