Monthly archives for February, 2014

How to Crush Writer’s Block

Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it? When in the beginning stages of undertaking a new writing project, a writer might find themselves blocked – stuck in front of a blank page or screen with no thoughts coming to…

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KUT Weekend – February 28, 2014

Texas gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional….Greg Abbott brushes off Ted Nugent backlash….and sound engineers try to bend the laws of physics.

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V&B: The Great War and Its Legacy, 100 Years Later

Harry Ransom Center’s recent exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibit marks the centenary of the start of World War I, and seeks to recover the deeply personal experience of the war.

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Minority and Women’s Issues, part 1, with Sheila Brooks (Ep. 11, 2014)

A discussion of entrepreneurial education and minority business topics with Sheila Brooks, founder, President and CEO of S-R-B Communications, LLC.

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Why All Praise is Not Created Equal

“Hey, you’re smart!” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves, or deal with failure. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss how to praise in a productive and meaningful…

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KUT Weekend – February 21, 2014

Fracking and earthquakes, and the politics behind them…..inside the world of political opposition research….and five new places to eat in Round Rock.

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Four Who Have Made A Difference (Ep. 10, 2014)

Black History Month profiles of EPA whistle-blower Marsha Coleman Adebayo, law professor and author Michelle Alexander, and innovative entrepreneurs Clayton Redmon and Tirrell Whitley.

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KUT Weekend – February 14, 2014

Stealth dorms, the rising cost of Texas barbeque, and what does an Attorney General do? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend.

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V&B: Steven Weinberg – A Life in Science

Steven Weinberg is Nobel laureate in Physics and theoretical physicist who is an outspoken thinker on topics ranging from nuclear weapons to atheism. Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy as she sits down with Weinberg to talk about the extraordinary life and career of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

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Roots: The Alex Haley Story (Ep. 9, 2014)

A special Black History Month tribute to the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, the author of the 1976 book Roots and co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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Bill Evans (2.9.14)

Considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists, Bill Evans brought out new ways of improvising for all jazz musicians. His compositions and influence in modal jazz has spanned generations of artists. He received seven Grammy Awards during his lifetime.

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Why Personality Tests Don’t Tell What You Need To Know

When it comes to the Myers-Briggs personality type test, are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you focus on sensing, or do you use your intuition to interpret information that you absorb? Does it matter? Why is it so entertaining and satisfying for some people to answer these questions about themselves and others in…

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KUT Weekend – February 7, 2014

Wendy Davis supports open-carry….why so many people on parole end up in Dove Springs….and a local restaurant critical pans a downtown cantina.

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A Tribute to the late Lena Horne (Ep. 8, 2014)

A special Black History Month program, a 1983 interview with Lena Horne, who passed away in 2010. The iconic entertainer discusses her life and career as a singer, actress, dancer and civil rights activist.

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