Monthly archives for September, 2014

KUT Weekend – September 26, 2014

Reconsidering how pipeline companies can seize private land, University of Texas researchers hunt for distant moons and Austin’s first hip hop festival! Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe to the podcast at http://weekend.kut.org

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Brain Training Games

Demystifying the process of brain function improvement and illustrate the effectiveness of brain training programs, in this week’s show with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Chico Hamilton (9.21.14)

Chico Hamilton was a jazz drummer and band leader who began his career in California, playing with Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordan and others. He helped to develop an avant-garde sound in jazz in the late 50s and 60s that was, at the same time, accessible and elusive. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and…

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KUT Weekend – September 19, 2014

Water and the drought, Austin home sales down, and BBQ brothers try to expand their family legacy to Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Procrastination

Procrastination is the all-too-familiar foe of productivity, but why do some wait until the last minute to even get a project started? In this episode of “Two Guys on Your Head,” Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the psychology behind procrastination, and how we can overcome factors that might be keeping us from…

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Israel and Palestine

In the first half of this edition of In Perspective host Rebecca McInroy of KUT Radio talks with: Dr. Amelia Weinreb, lecturer at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas; Dr. Yoav Di-Capua, History Professor at UT and author of Arab Existentialism: A lost chapter in the intellectual history of decolonization;…

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KUT Weekend – September 12, 2014

Prospects for relief from the Texas drought, helping older adults get their high school diplomas and how Austin’s growth might affect the Congress bridge bat colony. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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How We Learn Language

How we learn language as infants and what that process can teach us about learning new languages later in life in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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KUT Weekend – September 5, 2014

Local vs statewide political campaigns, will light rail solve Austin’s traffic problems, and a tour of the Tejano trail! Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe to the show at http://weekend.kut.org

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Constructing Memory

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the many aspects of how we construct memories in bits and pieces, as well as how memories function and help our species evolve.

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Why Can School Be So Boring?

If you’ve seen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” or ever been in a classroom, you know that school can sometimes be very boring. However, learning and coming up with ideas in an environment with others in our social group should be fun! So why do schools get such a bad rap? In this episode of Two Guys…

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