Monthly archives for March, 2014

The Black Barbershop with Quincy T. Mills (Ep. 16, 2014)

Quincy T. Mills, author of Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America, discusses the role of the black barber in the struggle for economic equality.

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Jazz and The Art of Patronage (3.30.14)

What does it mean to be a patron of the arts? Perhaps you have the means to support art innovation in your community, or maybe you are a producer of music or art and you work behind the scenes. Maybe your way of supporting art is just showing up. All of these are means of…

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KUT Weekend – March 28, 2014

Saving Mexican free-tailed bats….how deep can taxes be cut in Texas…..why limes are becoming so expensive.

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What’s Happening Inside Your Head When You Sleep

We need to sleep for a host of reasons, but what exactly is happening in our brains while we’re unconscious? We’ve only scratched the surface of understanding all that happens during sleep, but we do know that while our bodies are resting, our brains are very busy.

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V&B: Primate Social Behavior

Listen back to Doctors Anthony DiFiore and Rebecca Lewis, both biological anthropologists at the University of Texas at Austin who study several species of primates and primate social behavior, as they talk with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy about the what we have in common with monkeys and apes, how they got into the field, and what to look out for in the years to ahead.

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Surviving Cancer with Tracy Randall (Ep. 15, 2014)

A conversation with singer-songwriter, sports manager, and cancer survivor Tracy Randall. He tells his story of fighting back after being diagnosed seven years ago with terminal leukemia.

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KUT Weekend – March 21, 2014

Why Texas farmers are planting more and more cotton. How much does citizen input REALLY matter for city projects? And three grisly murders at Lake Waco 30 years ago continue to raise questions.

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How Metaphors Transform Simple Words Into Complex Concepts

Do you ever have those moments when you just can’t find the right words to express your thought? They happen. Articulation isn’t always easy. Sometimes, words or language alone just don’t accurately express the complexity of the thought. At those times, it can be very helpful to use an analogy or a metaphor to illustrate…

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An inside look at the North American International Auto Show, aka The Detroit Auto Show, with Frank S. Washington, owner and editor of

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Nat King Cole (3.16.14)

Singer Nat King Cole is well known for his smooth baritone voice, but he started his career as a jazz pianist. His popularity grew through radio and eventually television as he sang a broad range of tunes, including pop music.

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KUT Weekend – March 14, 2014

Man plows into crowded street at SXSW….what happens when businesses ignore SXSW…and a fungus that may save us all.

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How Our Brains Process Time

Time flies when you’re having fun, the old saying goes. But how can time – maybe the most fundamental concept of the universe – feel different under different conditions? Our brains perceive time differently in different circumstances. When we pay close attention to something, tedium can set in and it can feel like time slows…

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Achieving Excellence with Joann Tolbert-Yancy (Ep. 13, 2014)

Joann Tolbert-Yancy, founder, president and CEO of Jotoski Consulting Firm and host of the Dream Pusher radio show, discusses her career in college recruiting, business and motivational speaking.

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Ornette Coleman (3.9.14)

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How Going Out is Good for Your Brain

Human beings are a social species. Our natural programming requires a certain amount of social contact with other people. Shared experiences are simply a fundamental component of our needs as humans. We don’t just have a need for direct interaction and verbal communication either – there’s all sorts of nonverbal communicative actions we take in…

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KUT Weekend – March 7, 2014

Business Republicans delivered a blow in Texas primaries….labor law and the army of South by Southwest volunteers….and Austin’s Mondo gallery hopes to make a big splash during SXSW.

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V&B: Cowboy Poetry Set to Music

What it means to bring your home and your place into your work, however international it may be. Why is it important to “go back to your roots”

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Minority and Women’s Issues, part 2, with Sheila Brooks (Ep. 12, 2014)

A discussion of entrepreneurship and small business development with Sheila Brooks, Emmy Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and minority and women’s advocate.

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Nina Simone (3.2.14)

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