Monthly archives for May, 2015

May 19, 2015

One million dollar bond for the 170 plus rounded up after the biker shootout… including riders for Christ and Veterans groups? What justifies solitary confinement for 9 year olds? Outrage over how a school in New Braunfels deals with misbehaving kids. Also the 16 year old who graduates from Texas A&m this week…next on her…

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May 18, 2015

Cossacks versus Banditos…a turf war among bikers erupts into a shootout leaving 9 dead, 18 injured and countless questions. Education in Texas typically gets low marks-so why are four of the top ten schools in Texas? Selling a home in a tony part of Houston for 150 dollars. What’s the catch? We’ll talk about it…

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Steven Moss and Richard Paul, pt. 2 (Ep. 23, 2015)

In Black America’s John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Steven Moss and Richard Paul, co-authors of “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”

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Higher Ed: Aging and Learning

Remember that early 1990’s television show Doogie Howser, M.D. about a brilliant teenage doctor? Doogie had graduated from college by the age of ten and had become a doctor at 14. Ok, that may be a little extreme, but is it possible that young people could learn that much that early in life? In this…

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Jackie McLean (5.17.15)

Jackie McLean was and American jazz alto saxophone player, who came up in New York City with greats like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus. He went on to, not only record with a  wide range of musicians, but he also worked to educate generations of players though presence. In this edition of Liner…

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KUT Weekend – May 15, 2015

City officials react to ‘How to Work with Women’ training session….Austin-Travis County EMS chief responds to criticism….and how some highway projects help pedestrians. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

May 15, 2015

400 fish killed at the Texas State Aquarium. Now comes the lawsuit and a nationwide warning about mislabeled chemicals. The West Texas doctor ostracized for blowing the whistle on the cost of health care. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

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Presidential Hope

Texas is likely to have several representatives in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is stumping and it’s been announced that former Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce… that was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie this week.

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Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of defiance.

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V&B: Max Roach and The Art of Emancipation

“Progressive art,” said Salvador Dali. “Can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward emancipation.” I’m not sure Max Roach would agree with that, but he definitely…

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The Ticket: Marco Rubio Makes a Run at the Youth Vote; Ep. 4

This week on The Ticket: We break down the presidential campaign announcement by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and chat with Rubio supporter George Seay, who was Rick Perry’s state finance chairman in the 2012 campaign.

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May 14, 2015

Across Texas child sex offenders are going free. Their criminal records erased. We’ll find out what happened. Plus, Texas lawmakers are pulling the plug on telemedicine. And we’ll hear why absence makes the heart grow…Texan. All that and more on this episode of the Texas Standard.

May 13, 2015

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V&B: Ella Fitzgerald and The Art of Grace

In this episode, Rebecca McInroy discusses the life and legacy of Ella Fitzgerald alongside Rabbi and Jazz historian Neil Blumofe. John Fremgen (bass), Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield (vocals), Ephraim Owens (trumpet), Sean Giddings (piano), and Scott Laningham (drums).

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V&B: Songwriting With Soldiers

In this discussion, Rebecca McInroy hosts songwriters Monte Warden and Darden Smith as well as combat veterans Joe Costello and Sakief Ahmed, to talk about how vets are working with songwriters, to not only heal, but to help us all better understand the trauma of war.

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May 12, 2015

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May 11, 2015

In the wake of the attack at Garland, a sharp turn in the so-called war on terror with a warning to local governments. Plus, when a parent seeks mental health care for a troubled teen, should that parent get sanctioned for neglect? A quirk in Texas law some are trying to reverse. And we’ll hear…

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Steven Moss and Richard Paul, pt. 1 (Ep. 22, 2015)

In Black America’s John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Steven Moss and Richard Paul, co-authors of “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”

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Rudresh Mahanthappa (5.10.15)

Rudresh Mahanthappa is an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer. Much of his music fuses the western improvisational approach to jazz, with sacred music from India, to expand the understanding of what it means to be in a present moment intercontinentally. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about…

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KUT Weekend – May 8, 2015

A debate over whether kids should be arrested for skipping school…..trailer park residents band together to form a neighborhood association….and the tax cut debate at the Texas legislature. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe here:

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