Monthly archives for April, 2014

Entrepeneurship with Dr. John S. Butler, PhD. (Ep. 20, 2014)

A discussion of minority entrepreneurship and organizational behavior with Dr. John S. Butler, PhD., professor of Sociology and Management at the University of Texas and director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepeneurship and IC2 Institute.

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KUT Weekend – April 25, 2014

Overhauling the agency overseeing water supplies in Texas…..Governor Perry’s presidential campaign could hit major hurdle….Dallas chef Tim Love on Texas dining trends. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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What’s The Difference Between Shame and Guilt?

When we feel guilt and shame after we’ve done something we know is wrong our heart may pound and we may feel sad, we might want to cry. Physiologically our response to both shame and guilt is the same, but cognitively the way we interpret these two emotions has consequences we may not realize. In…

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Green Room: Texas City Disaster Revisited

We’ve all heard of the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas–a tragedy that shook a city and garnered national attention. But the worst industrial disaster in history–also in Texas–claimed untold hundreds of lives, and is almost forgotten. Veteran journalist and author Bill Minutaglio takes us on a trip back in time, to the post…

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V&B: Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure

Coleman Hawkins, the great saxophone player, helped to establish jazz as a stand alone art form, distinguished from swing — the popular music of the day. With his originality, lyricism, and his keen sense of appreciating the latest trends, his work was the influence and foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads. And…

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Black Stats with Dr. Monique W. Morris, Pt. 2 (Ep. 19, 2014)

The conclusion of a conversation about African American life with Dr. Monique W. Morris, social justice scholar and author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 21st Century.

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Lionel Hampton (4.20.14)

Lionel Hampton was was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. In 1936 he was discovered by Benny Goodman and with Goodman’s band he created a space for the vibraphone in popular swing music. He was also a outspoken advocate for Israel in the 50s as well as a civil rights leader. In…

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KUT Weekend – April 18, 2014

The City of West marks one year since a fertilizer plant there exploded. The long-term psychological effects of a disaster like the Halloween Floods. San Antonio’s mayor and a high-profile state senator duke it out over immigration.

Why Can Being On Hold Be So Frustrating

Whether it’s the blah music or the never ending labyrinth of a phone tree, we’ve all experienced the frustrations of being on hold. Even when we are only on hold for a minute or so our blood pressure can rise when an automated voice answers the phone. Why is being on hold so annoying? In…

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V&B: Benny Goodman and The Art of Intersection

In this Views and Brews Remix feature on Benny Goodman host Rebecca McInroy and Rabbi Neil Blumofe engage in a spirited discussion about Goodman’s life, music and his relationships to his musicians — specifically, pianist Teddy Wilson, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, and guitarist Charlie Christian-and some of Austin’s best musicians help us relive Goodman’s style. Featuring:…

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V&B: Clairvoyants Working in Law Enforcement

Unsolved mysteries are by their very nature interesting and quite often  make for good drama. Our perception and understanding of these mysteries is more often than not informed by television, film, articles and so on. In this Views and Brews discussion, recorded live at the Cactus Cafe , we explored one area where the myths…

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V&B: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and The Art of Invisibility

Billy Strayhorn, a long time muse and collaborator for the great bandleader Duke Ellington, brought depth and a languid power to the already sophisticated sound of Ellington’s orchestra.  Aching for love and significance, Strayhorn was openly gay in a time of repression and bias, composing ballads filled with longing and disarming vulnerability, which demanded the…

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V&B: The Power of Percussion with Glenn Kotche

In November of 2012 Texas Performing Arts presented the world premiere of I L I M A Q, a drum kit opera written by American composer John Luther Adams for percussionist Glenn Kotche, drummer for the alternative rock band Wilco. KUT’s Views and Brews couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite John, Glenn and bassist Darin…

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V&B: Tenessee Williams

In this Views and Brews Remix on Becoming Tenessee Williams professor Charlotte Canning , joins director Norman Blumensaadt and actress Jennifer Underwood for a discussion of the life and work of Tenessee Williams. “When Thomas Lanier Williams found theater, he didn’t just become Tennessee Williams, he allowed us to imagine our lives differently, anew ,”…

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V&B: What is an American?

Do you define yourself as American? What does that mean to you? What kind of messages are we getting about patriotism, nationalism, and “foreigners” from the media and how does this affect our sense of self? Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks about what it means to be “American” with UT Anthropology Professor John…

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V&B: The New Pornography of Violence

It’s not an easy discussion, but rather a necessary one. Pornography of Violence refers to the depiction of violent behavior—as in pictures, still or video—in a sensational manner so as to arouse excitement, or a quick intense emotional reaction. During our conversation with NPR’s  John Burnett  and Pulitzer prize winning author and screenwriter Lawrence Wright…

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V&B: Thelonious Monk and The Art of Hesitation

Thelonious Monk is an original and unique voice in the shaping and the sound of American music. Both his compositions and his inimitable piano playing continue to confound and resound decades after their inception, bringing us to ask questions — how far can one go when listening to your own muse? Does the artist have…

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V&B: Smart Thinking with Art Markman and Bob Duke

Sometimes “thinking smarter” is less about learning and more about re-thinking the way we think and why. In this intimate discussion at the Cactus Cafe UT Psychology Professor and author of Smart Think along with UT Music Professor, Dr. Bob Duke explored modes of study and changing perspectives that can help all of us be…

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V&B: Miles Davis and The Making of Kind of Blue Part I

It was an amazing evening at the Cactus Cafe September 20th, when KUT’s Views and Brews discussed Miles Davis and the Making of Kind of Blue: Jazz and the Art of Indirection.  Miles Davis was known as the master of understatement. In his seminal work, Kind of Blue (1959), he helped to define a concept…

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V&B: Miles Davis and The Making of Blue Part II

It was an amazing evening at the Cactus Cafe September 20th, when KUT’s Views and Brews discussed Miles Davis and the Making of Kind of Blue: Jazz and the Art of Indirection.  Miles Davis was known as the master of understatement. In his seminal work, Kind of Blue (1959), he helped to define a concept…

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