KERA's Think

100 EpisodesProduced by KERA

Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.

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How Shaving Your Lady Bits Became A Thing

September 21st, 2018


From unwanted hair to foul smells, there are many things we sometimes find icky about ourselves. Mara Altman joins us to talk about the untold …

The True Story Of A Woman Buffalo Soldier

September 20th, 2018


When the Civil War upended Cathy Williams’ world, the newly-freed woman made the incredible choice to disguise herself as a man and fight with the …

Sally Field As Herself

September 20th, 2018


Sally Field is one of the most recognizable actors of her generation. She’s tackled countless roles from television’s Gidget to complex characters …

Forget The Planet – The Economics Of Fracking May Not Work

September 19th, 2018


Boom and bust cycles are nothing new in the oil business – something Texas oil producers know well. And new extraction techniques like fracking have promised huge future gains for the industry. Investigative journalist …

Why So Many Parents Spy On Their Teens

September 19th, 2018


Smartphones have made communication faster and easier than ever for moms and dads trying to keep up with busy teens. And services like location tracking offer even more information to worried parents. But is there a …

How Do You Steal A Dinosaur?

September 19th, 2018


Everybody likes fossils. From shark’s teeth to small limestone shells, fossils are neat to hunt and collect. New Yorker staff writer Paige Williams …

Reinventing Identity: South Asian Americans

September 18th, 2018


South Asians comprise one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in America – building careers in fields like science, technology, business and more …

This Is Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

September 17th, 2018


Growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Sylvia Acevedo would play with a kaleidoscope in her back yard and dream big. She realized those dreams as one …

How We Catch Genes From Other Species

September 17th, 2018


Through research spanning the last four decades, scientists have discovered that our DNA isn’t just inherited from ancestors. In fact about eight percent of the human genome comes from viruses. Science journalist David …

Why Humans Are The Most Successful Animal

September 14th, 2018


Humans are unique – and not just in our own eyes. We’re the only species to both completely dominate the planet and simultaneously jeopardize our own …

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