Monthly archives for November, 2014

Holidays: The Fountain of Youth?

For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years. While it can be very stressful, messy, and challenging to spend time with family members you don’t see very often, it can also be a beautiful time of re-centering. Traditions serve a psychological function. By repeating the…

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Carrie Fountain

Always Remain a Beginner Interviews on the Write Up come out more as conversations than a scripted line of questioning. The authors who are featured bring their own spirit and personality into the discussion and the conversation spins to wonderfully surprising places. Our episode with award-winning poet Carrie Fountain is a perfect example. Talking with…

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Willie “The Lion” Smith (11.23.14)

Willie “The Lion” Smith defined what it meant to be a stride, jazz piano player in 20th century America. As an and African-American Jew, Smith approached the magnitude of WWI, and the early 1900s with a kaleidoscope of perspectives. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, explores what the life,…

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KUT Weekend – November 21, 2014

How controversial Texas textbooks get adopted….the story of Austin’s first transgender police officer….and bottled brains in the basement of the University of Texas. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Why We Go To Extremes

From CrossFit to quilting, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the pros and cons of going to extremes.

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John Hendricks (11.16.14)

Jon Hendricks is an American jazz singer who is considered to be the poet laureate of jazz. He inspired, and continues to speak to, greats like Bobby McFerrin and even Thelonious Monk. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Bulmofe, explores the way in which, as a singer, Hendricks’ discipline and…

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KUT Weekend – November 14, 2014

People being forced to leave state supported living center in Austin…challenges facing child immigrants to Texas….and how to convince Mark Cuban to give you $1 million. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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How To Protect Your Brain As You Age

Whether we like it or not, time marches on. And as it does, we age. One of the most challenging realities for everyone to face in life is that we are all, inevitably, destined to grow old (if we’re lucky, that is). Aging correlates to a steady decline of functional abilities, both physical and mental. Memory…

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Don Byron (11.9.14)

Don Byron is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist, rooted in jazz. However, his stylistic influences range from heavy metal to klezmer and more. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe explores what it means to go beyond the idea of “avant-garde” and remain inspired and open to all elements of…

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KUT Weekend – November 7, 2014

Battleground Texas founder on why Democrats lost….how private donations affect public school equity…and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on the thrill of space travel. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe to the podcast at http://weekend.kut.org

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Artificial Intelligence

The brief history of Artificial Intelligence in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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