The Voice Of Democracy

We’ll talk about how the Nobel Prize winner emerged from 15 years of house arrest to lead her country’s fight for liberty with Rena Pederson, author of “The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation.”

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One Tough Mother

We’ll talk about a mother’s lifetime of painful goodbyes and the support she found in the military community, which she writes about in “Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front.”

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Keeping Laser Focus

Distractions are everywhere, and they are wrecking our productivity. When we look to the intense focus of hockey players, craftspeople, and even short-order cooks, what can we learn about concentration? This hour, we’ll talk with Matthew B. Crawford, author of “The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction.”

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Choosing To Be Child-Free

Whether or not to have children is a complicated, personal choice. Still, many who decide to forgo baby bottles and cradles in favor of pantsuits and suitcases face judgment from peers. This hour, we’ll talk about with Meghan Daum, the editor of “Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.”

Career, pantsuit, suitcase,

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The Career of An Actor

http://traffic.libsyn.com/kerathink/KERA_Think_3-22-07_HR_2.mp3 We’ll spend this hour with veteran actor Bill Paxton. A native of Fort Worth, Paxton famously set out for Hollywood at the age of 18 to get his start. He succeeded. Paxton is in town for the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival. He appears in the new film “The Good Life” which screens at the festival and which he also Executive Produced.

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