Monthly archives for July, 2014

Do We Need Greed?

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke look at how we have evolved to engage in greedy behaviors but maybe for the wrong reasons, and why it’s not necessarily natural for us to be greedy as a species.

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Johnny Hodges (7.27.14)

Johnny Hodges was an American jazz alto saxophonist best known for his work with Duke Ellington’s big band and Billy Strayhorn. His sound was so smooth and melodic that Duke Ellington said, just his tone could bring a tear to your eye. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks…

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KUT Weekend – July 25, 2014

The costs of not fixing roads….an “Opportunity District” for the city’s African Americans….and exit polling coming back to Texas! Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend.

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Belief

How we develop beliefs and why it’s so hard for us to give them up in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Green Room: The Truman Show Delusion

Can insanity be shaped by pop culture? The discoverer of “The Truman Show Delusion”, Dr. Joel Gold, raises interesting new concerns about the interplay between media and the mind in his new book “Suspicious Minds”.

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Green Room: Kids and News

In recent weeks, the headlines have been filled with tragedies involving children–from the US borderland to Israel and the Gaza Strip. How do you talk to your kids about these events? How old is ‘old enough’ to listen to the news?

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Green Room: La Bestia

One of the top hits on the radio in Central America is “La Bestia”: a warning to would-be northbound migrants. But few of the song’s fans may realize that the song was bought and paid for by the U.S. Government. We’ll meet the songwriter and hear the song.

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Lee Morgan (7.20.14)

Lee Morgan was an American jazz trumpeter who continued in the wake of Clifford Brown to develop the hard-bop style. He was a prolific recording artist as well, and in his short 33 years of life, recorded over 20 albums. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what…

KUT Weekend – July 18, 2014

Using renewable energy to ease the Texas power crunch….racially segregated schools in Texas….and activists markĀ one-year since the state’s restrictive abortion was signed. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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How To Deal With Difficult People

We discuss some healthy, productive strategies that can help us best deal with the jerks in our life in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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KUT Weekend – July 11, 2014

UT Austin President Bill Powers scores major political victory….leprosy persists in Texas….what did President Obama eat while in Austin? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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Multitasking

This week Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we can’t multitask even though we think we can.

OTH: Preparing For The Full Moon (7.7.14)

In this episode of On The Horizon cosmologist and astrologer Kerri Welch takes us through what’s going on in the universe and the impact it could be having on our lives on earth.

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Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales, author of “The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories,” is interviewed by Owen Egerton in the inaugural episode of “The Write Up.” Plus we’ll hear book reviews with Owen’s lovely parents!

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Johnny Hartman (7.6.14)

Johnny Hartman was an American jazz singer who is perhaps most well known for his collaborations with John Coltrane, yet he also recorded many solo albums in his relatively short career. His voice was smooth and melodic to spite the fact that he smoked heavily all his life. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi…

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Influence

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the way we influence, and are influenced by, people in our lives, and why it’s so powerful.

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KUT Weekend – July 3, 2014

Shortage of immigration judges makes problems worse on the border….Texas the only state without workers compensation….how to eat like a king in Mexico City. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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OTH: Cleaning Out and Moving Forward (7.1.14)

Mercury is out of retrograde as we enter July 2014, but what does that really mean astrologically? In this installment of On The Horizon, a new KUTX production, astrologer and cosmologist Kerri Welch talks about where the planets are this week and how they can inform our perspective.

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