Texas Standard: November 23, 2020

Cars line up for miles outside food banks in our big cities. On this Thanksgiving week, the state of food insecurity in the state of Texas. As many Texans prepare for a big Thanksgiving dinner, others struggle with the choice of whether to leave the lights on or put food on the table. We’ll explore….

Tim Todd (Ep. 51, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the history of African American-owned financial institutions with Tim Todd, Executive Writer and Historian with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and author of Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding Of America’s First Black Banks.

Perceptual Acuity

Developing new skills is about a lot more than practice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the importance of building perceptual acuity.

KUT Weekend – November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing, Austin moves to Stage 4 of its risk based guidelines. Plus, CapMetro tries to make public transit more accessible for low-income riders. And why general aviation in Fredericksburg is soaring through the pandemic.Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

Texas Standard: November 20, 2020

Is the presidential contest still a real contest? Texas’ senior senator says it’s still too close to call, we’ll have the latest. Also, he pledged to heal the soul of the nation, but when it comes to immigration, some wonder why that topic doesn’t make it too Joe Biden’s top 5 list of policy priorities….

Perspective

The ongoing reckoning over racism in the United States inspired this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: November 19, 2020

As a new wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps across the state, a strikingly different response from Governor Abbott compared to the last statewide surge. We’ll hear what health experts are saying. Also, more on an emergency treatment approved by the FDA. And as those cases rise, a test of faith for some Catholics called back…

Texas Standard: November 18, 2020

Amplifying the voices of Texas’s Black legislators. We’ll tell you about a revived effort. And remember that Texas County with no confirmed coronavirus cases? Yeah. That didn’t last. What’s going on in Loving County. Plus, how the oil bust has also led to a land value bust. How it’s playing out in the Permian Basin….

Texas Standard: November 17, 2020

As coronavirus numbers continue to surge in Texas – health care providers are desperate for resources and energy for the battle ahead. Today on the Texas Standard. We’ll check in with communities across the state about the specific challenges in their neck of Texas. Plus, how one Texas university has cracked down on compliance with…

The Return of Live Music Part 1

Live Music has returned to Austin, even as COVID cases continue to surge in Texas. Hear about three live music experiences from the perspective of a fan, three musicians and a promoter. Listen to this episode of Pause/Play In this episode you’ll hear from: host Elizabeth McQueen stepping into the role of a fan Greg…

Jeezy vs Gucci Mane

This week on the Breaks Hosts Confucius and Fresh Talk about the upcoming Verzuz battle between Jeezy and Gucci Mane. The duo brings the Random Hip-Hop Facts segment back and drops some random facts about UGK & Bun B, Uncle Luke and Snoop Dogg, Yo MTV Raps, MC Hammer and more. Both hosts talk about…

Texas Standard: November 16, 2020

Texas’ top law enforcement official Ken Paxton faces more legal hot water, this time from some of his own former top aides. We’ll have the latest. Also, a city’s convention center transformed into a field hospital as COVID-19 cases soar in El Paso. We’ll have more. And lessons for the lockdown era: a book to…

Jackie Venson Artist Feature

For the first 50 days of quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, Austin musician Jackie Venson live-streamed hours of musical performances from her home. She awoke at the end of the meditative marathon to a new normal for Austin musicians: no touring, no in-person shows, and no idea of what would come next. But in her…

Kirk Brown (Ep. 50, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Kirk Brown, founder of Melanin Meetups, a national think platform where young African American professionals come together to develop data-driven solutions to address social, economic and professional challenges facing the African American community.

Perception and Affordance

When we see something, like a chair, we are not only seeing the chair but our brains are also making calculations as to what that chair can afford us; give us a place to sit perhaps. It turns out that we are making those types of calculations all the time. In fact, the relationships change…

KUT Weekend – November 13, 2020

Coronavirus numbers going the wrong way in Travis County. Plus, why the Democrats’ attempt to flip the Texas House failed. And KUT’s efforts to improve its diversity and inclusion. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

Texas Standard: November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to tear through El Paso, an appellate judge lifts shutdown orders and more Texans pin their hopes on news about a vaccine. With hopes building around word of a covid vaccine said to be 90 percent effective, what’s next? A closer look at next steps and a realistic timetable. Also, not Biden…

What To Do, What To Do

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in almost every part of the country. And even as holidays approach and pandemic fatigue wears on, experts caution it’s best to stay at home as much as possible. So what to do? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: November 12, 2020

Texas crosses a critical 1 million mark in COVID-19 cases, and the governor sends help to Lubbock as hospitals reach capacity, we’ll have the latest. Other stories we are tracking: a post-election push to update voting machines in Texas’ biggest county. What’s wrong with the old ones? We’ll follow the paper trail, or lack thereof….

Texas Standard: November 11, 2020

It is perhaps fittingly called the case of California versus Texas. At issue: whether the Affordable Care Act will survive. We’ll take a closer look at likely outcomes. At stake in a closely watched case heard yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court: something much bigger than politics, namely health insurance for more than 20 million…