Texas Standard: April 10, 2020

Despite hundreds of suspected positives for COVID-19 at Texas nursing homes, the state is refusing to release detailed data. Why the secrecy? We’ll take a closer look. Plus, nearly 1 in 3 apartment renters didn’t pay anything to their landlord April 1st. What happens next depends on where you live. Some tips for tenants from…

The New Normal

As COVID-19 has spread around the world, it has led to changes many have begun calling the new normal. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: April 9, 2020

It’s too early to know how deep or wide, but we’re almost certainly in a recession. New jobless claims today underscore the gut punch to the economy. The Comptroller Glenn Hegar recalculates the impact of COVID-19 and its impact on our bottom line. Also, tech expert Omar Gallaga on getting and keeping your internet access…

Closet Recordings: Barbara Ras

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “You Can’t Have It All,” by Barbara Ras.

Closet Recordings-Marie Howe and The Poetry Lesson

On this special edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain read “Courage” by Marie Howe, and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos this weekend! We…

Texas Standard: April 8, 2020

If you’re a nonessential worker and you’re out for a drive, what happens if you get pulled over? The realities of police work during a pandemic. Today, our conversation with the chief of police of the Texas Capitol City on enforcement of stay at home orders, and how police are dialing back some of what…

Things ‘Redneck Dave’ Said to Me on the Drive Across Texas

By W. F. Strong A while back I had occasion to travel across 400 miles of Texas, about half the state, with my older brother, Redneck Dave. We call him that out of admiration for his unbending and unapologetic devotion to life as he sees it. He loves his nickname, by the way. Wears it…

Texas Standard: April 7, 2020

With 90 percent of all Texans on lockdown, what of the 10 percent mostly in rural Texas? A warning about an unseen spread eluding detection. We’ll have more on what researchers are saying about the unchecked community spread of COVID-19. Also, reports of an increase in domestic violence as Texans are try to cope with…

The Breaks: Beat Battle Edition

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh talk about recent live-streamed beat battles and the release of Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Texas Standard: April 6, 2020

Amid unprecedented scenes of empty cities and lines of cars stopped at the Louisiana border, the next front in the COVID-19 fight: finding food. As people who’ve never needed such assistance before join growing lines for food banks, we’ll talk with people who’re working to help feed Texans suddenly in need. Also in a holy…

HBCUs and Football (Ep. 18, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion on the legacy and impact of Black college football and its contributions to the NFL moderated by Dr. Derrick E. White and featuring researcher Makiba Foster, NFL executive Arthur McAfee, and former HBCU alumni and NFL players Larry Little…

KUT Weekend – April 3rd, 2020

This week, how the coronavirus pandemic has upended the most difficult part of life – death. Homeless Austinites – and the people who help them – are having to do less with less amid COVID-19. And, Austin therapists offer teleheatlh during the COVID-19 pandemic. But who pays isn’t always clear. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

Texas Standard: April 3, 2020

Jammed phone lines, websites overloaded, for thousands of Texans seeking unemployment help and hitting walls. So what’s next? Our conversation with the Texas Workforce Commission about efforts to get relief out to Texas’ newly unemployed. Also, legal pushback on paid sick leave ordinances, where do we stand? And when does lots of space mean you’re…

Poem In My Pocket

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was made based on a listener request. Share your ideas on social media or email [email protected]

The Role of Identity in Processing Information

When it comes to how information influences our mood, how we identify ourselves plays a big role. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role of identity in processing information.

What’s Story Behind The ‘Will You Marry Me?’ Mural That Was On South Lamar?

If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?

Texas Standard: April 2, 2020

Staggering numbers of jobless claims in the U.S. But a top economic analyst in the Lone Star State fears it could actually be worse for Texas. Waco based economist Ray Perryman on today’s unemployment news, why the numbers may not show how bad it really is in Texas. And why there’s reason to hope the…

Closet Recordings:Jack Gilbert

In this, the tenth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Failing and Falling,” by Jack Gilbert.

Texas Standard: April 1, 2020

The governor issues new orders on social distancing. Just don’t call em shelter in place. We’ll take a closer look at the packaging of a statewide pandemic response. And religious gathers now considered essential in the Lone Star State. Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune with more on the Governor’s latest guidelines. Also rapid turnaround…

Closet Recordings: Jane Hirshfield

In this, the ninth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Day Beginning with Seeing the International Space Station and a Full Moon Over the Gulf of Mexico and All Its Invisible Fishes,” by Jane Hirshfield.