Monthly archives for July, 2015

Summer Kids

It’s hot outside and it’s reached that point in summer vacations when, admit it or not, most kids are getting a little bored and ready to get back to school. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.

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Texas Standard: July 31, 2015

Bedsheets, clothing, trash bags- a review of Texas jailhouse suicides raises questions of what officials can do turn things around- today on the Texas Standard. In the wake of scandals at the VA hospitals- legislation to make it easier to fire bad actors hits a roadblock – we’ll hear why. Also, freedom of choice was…

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Diets, Dieting, and Food Rituals

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the complex metabolic system that goes into how we eat and process food, and the benefits of food rituals and eating together, not only on our bodies, but on our brains as well.

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Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola’s new memoir, Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget, chronicles her addiction to alcohol with brutal honesty and brilliant humor. The book is gaining critical acclaim from reviewers in The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, and Kirkus Reviews. Entertainment Weekly observed, “It’s hard to think of another memoir that burrows…

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Texas Standard: July 30, 2015

Texas has safeguards to prevent jail suicides. So why did they fail Sandra Bland and why so many jail suicides statewide? Jonathan Pollard, convicted Israeli spy and native son of Texas. His imminent and controversial release turns a spotlight on his backstory. Also, the Trans-Pacific Partnership faces a Friday deadline to reach a deal and…

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The Ticket: John Kasich Joins the Race Late; Ep. 14

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2015

It’s not just a series of videos anymore—as hearings get underway on the business practices of Planned Parenthood, today on the Texas Standard. Also, what ever happened to Jade Helm? The unprecedented military exercise in Texas and across the Southwest? We’ll get an update from one of the self-proclaimed watchers. The Chinese stock markets may…

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Texas Standard: July 28, 2015

The pro-choice movement faces more than a PR crisis—exploring the grey area in the law and ethics of fetal tissue transfers- today on the Texas Standard. As the spotlight on drug abuse focuses on opioids, in Texas, alarms begin to sound on the return of another destructive drug trend. Also, three Texas cities take dubious…

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Revolutionizing Education with Dr. Steve Perry (Ep. 33, 2015)

A discussion of successful, innovative education with Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of one of the top schools in America, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Texas Standard: July 27, 2015

A judge orders the release of thousands of families from immigrant detention centers–so why is no one being released? Another mass shooting, another debate about guns. But politicians remain silent on another issue that’s a factor in nearly every single mass shooting in modern history. It’s being called the biggest scandal in Texas sports right…

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KUT Weekend – July 24, 2015

What Austin can do to stop traffic deaths….power struggle among the state’s top Republicans…and a state lawmaker fights to allow guns in hospitals. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Hot Cars in Texas

2015 had been a pretty temperate summer but, now, it’s hot — darn hot! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.

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Texas Standard: July 24, 2015

Not guilty? Not so fast. A ruling today in favor of Rick Perry still leaves him on the hook. What it means for the would be president, today on the Texas Standard. The blue lights flashing in the rear view mirror. Now what? A longtime police officer who now trains law enforcement on what to…

Virtual Therapy

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the purposes of therapy and provide some perspective on the roles virtual therapy can and can’t fill.

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Texas Standard: July 23, 2015

She told jail officials she had previously attempted suicide- 3 days later she was dead in her cell. What happened..and failed to happen. Also, do optics Trump substance? As the man polls claim to be the Republican front runner lands in Texas..The mayor of a border town worries about being used as a political backdrop….

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The Ticket: The Summer of Trump; Ep. 13

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Texas Standard: July 22, 2015

Put out that cigarette, please. Get out of the car or I will light you up. What is a lawful order? And what isn’t? We’ll try to break down the events of the Texas DPS dash cam video that the nation is talking about. Also, Texas A&M trained untold thousands of Aggies in the care…

Texas Standard: July 21, 2015

The dust bowl, in reverse? As parched California goes bone dry- the headline across Texas..drought is over. In the run up to 2012 Rick Perry trumped up his cowboy in chief bonafides. Today, Rick Perry’s running without the Texas swagger..and some say, he tossed his mojo too… we’ll take a look. Despite the diplomatic thaw,…

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Texas Standard: July 20, 2015

From prayer walks to protests, on the streets and online, a death at a Texas jail becomes the focus of global attention, we’ll have the latest on the story of Sandra Bland-the 28 year old who died in police custody in Waller County. Also,a landlord asks longtime tenants to prove legal immigration status- now tenants…

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Ma. Rainey (07.19.15)

Ma. Rainey, born Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett, April 26, 1886, was one of the first recorded Blues singers of the 20th century. Her deep, soulful voice is as distinctive as her lyrics, that were considered controversial at the time. Although she is known as “The Mother of The Blues”, her sound laid the foundation for…