Monthly archives for October, 2014

KUT Weekend – October 31, 2014

Looking back on the Halloween floods, why urban rail and not rapid bus and how Texas governor’s candidates use accents to their advantage. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe to this podcast at http://weekend.kut.org

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Defining Intelligence

How intelligence tests were developed and why, and what they do and don’t tell us about our ability to achieve success, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Alice Coltrane (10.26.14)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and music of the great Alice Coltrane.

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KUT Weekend – October 24, 2014

Hear from a doctor who responded to the first Ebola outbreak in 1976….a look at what the polls are saying about Wendy Davis vs. Greg Abbott…and efforts to improve voter turnout in Texas. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Why We Laugh At Fear

Why we respond to uncomfortable situations with humor, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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KUT Weekend – October 17, 2014

Ebola concerns…what does the Texas Lieutenant Governor do….and getting health care at Wal-Mart. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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War Memorials, Trauma and Identity

This month on In Perspective, our roundtable participants discuss public memory in relation to grief, war, and memorials such as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Two of our guests represent that museum, which commemorates the September 11 attacks of 2001 and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. Also joining us are two…

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Responding To Ebola

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind our response to threats like Ebola.

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Louisa Hall

On this edition of The Write Up, host Owen Egerton sits down with novelist Louisa Hall, author of The Carriage House. Plus we’ll hear book reviews of Cats Cradle and Stiff!

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V&B: David Hidalgo & Marc Ribot

In 2011 UT Performing Arts hosted living legends David Hidalgo and Marc Ribot for their project Border Music Their musical excursions across the borders between cultures, styles and genres were the perfect preparation for this ambitious new project. West Coast meet East Coast, Real meets Prosthetic, and guitar meets guitar in a rocking post roots…

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Pharoah Sanders (10.12.14)

Pharoah Sanders is an American jazz saxophonist who came up along side John Coltrane to experiment with “sheets of sound”, and went on to become one of the most inventive composers and musicians in the Avant-garde movement. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about what we can learn…

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KUT Weekend – October 10, 2014

Challenges at small claims court, how to fund a political campaign, and what to do about the eroding banks of Texas bayous? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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The Psychology of Happiness

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what goes into our ability to naturally be happy, and how we can influence our perspective to feel more positive.

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KUT Weekend – October 3, 2014

Tackling sex assault on the UT campus, 10-1 vs. urban rail, and a posh new restaurant continues the transformation of East Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org  

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Why We Get Tranfixed By Kitten Videos

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the evolutionary basis for our attraction to kitten videos, and why they’re not so bad to consume in moderation.

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