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KERA Think Rundown – Week of 8/22/11

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Think airs Monday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on KERA 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, 8/22

Hour 1:  What does the killing of Osama bin Laden mean for al-Qaeda? We’ll revisit the roots of the terrorist movement this hour with Lawrence Wright, whose book “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” (Vintage, Paperback, 2011) has been republished with a new afterward to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic attacks.

Hour 2:  Where do the world’s great religions meet, clash and shape the future of humankind? We’ll talk this hour with Eliza Griswold, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam” (Picador, paperback, 2011) which is now out in paperback.

Tuesday, 8/23

Hour 1:  What is the state of historical preservation in Dallas and how important is the past in a city that likes to be known for looking to the future? We’ll spend this hour with Katherine Seale, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas and Mark Doty, Senior Planner for the City of Dallas. They’ll both participate in a panel discussion this evening at the Dallas Center for Architecture.

Hour 2:  How is the rise of social media affecting and changing the practice of law? We’ll spend this hour with Dallas attorney and writer John G. Browning whose recent book is “The Lawyer’s Guide to Social Networking: Understanding Social Media’s Impact on the Law” (Aspatore Books, 2010).

Wednesday, 8/24

Hour 1:  What does it take to report the news or provide humanitarian relief in places like Libya and Afghanistan? We’ll find out this hour with Al Jazeera journalist Rosie Garthwaite, who shares her own advice and that of many fellow journalists and operators in her new book “How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone: The Essential Survival Guide for Dangerous Places” (Bloomsbury USA, 2011).

Hour 2:  Has the recession had a negative impact on your life? According to our guest this hour, you’re not alone. We’ll discuss the current and future economic fallout with Atlantic journalist Don Peck, whose new book is “Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It” (Crown, 2011).

Thursday, 8/25

Hour 1:  The 2012 presidential campaign is well underway and a Texan is once again in the running. We’ll discuss the Perry campaign and the race for the White House this hour with Bob Ray Sanders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News.

Hour 2:  The killing of Osama bin Laden was big news and rightly so, but what counterterrorism tactics and strategies lead up to the successful raid last May and other victories in the global “war on terror”? We’ll find out this hour with Thom Shanker, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times and co-author of the new book “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda” (Times Books, 2011).

ABOUT Think

Think is a topic-driven interview program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment. Think airs Monday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on KERA-FM. Podcasts and streamed video are available online at www.kera.org/think.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. KXT 91.7 FM, KERA’s new music station, KXT 91.7, is streamed online at www.kxt.org.

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