Monthly archives for September, 2015

Texas Standard: September 30, 2015

Should police be required to live in the cities they serve? What about a bonus for those who will? Also, imagine making more than 200 thousand dollars a year but not letting go of your subsidized housing? The issue over-income families. Plus- an abortion clinic closed in the wake of new state restrictions, reopens…but for…

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Texas Standard: September 29, 2015

10 thousand migrant kids and families apprehended last month those numbers sparking fresh concerns of a second immigration crisis. We’ll explore a new surge down at the border, thru two perspectives: that of a border patrol officer-as well as the mayor of McAllen. Also- At age 14 he was convicted of murder. He’s free today,…

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Slavery and American Capitalism with Dr. Edward E. Baptist (Ep. 42, 2015)

A discussion of the history and the economic and cultural legacy of slavery in America with Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and The Making of American Capitalism.

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Texas Standard: September 28, 2015

As the Supreme Court meets today to review new cases, eyes are turning to a challenge of Texas abortion restrictions. The possibilities today on the Texas Standard. With a nationwide shortage of a death penalty drug: a lawsuit claims Texas is selling to other states. We’ll explore. During the Pope’s US visit, did you notice…

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Higher Ed: “Formal” Education

Have you ever heard anyone talk about “getting through” a class or “knocking out” course requirements? What exactly is the point of a “formal” education – just to get a degree, or set a course for life long learning? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger sift through different definitions of a formal…

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Red Rodney (9.27.15)

Red Rodney was an American bebop and hard bop trumpet player who made came up with mentors like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In his lifetime he saw much hardship, including the loss of his wife and daughter in a car accident, and the loss of many of his contemporaries in the jazz world. In…

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Big 12 Football

Big 12 conference play starts this weekend with Oklahoma State at Texas and TCU at Texas Tech. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Kari Anne Roy.

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KUT Weekend – September 25, 2015

Despite hands-free laws, fatal crashes up in Austin….crowdfunding Austin’s indie film industry…..and a local distillery opens a tasting room in Dripping Springs. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: September 25, 2015

A surprise exit by one of the most powerful figures on Capitol Hill and the implications for the fastest growing state in the nation, today on the Texas Standard. What more do we know about the fate of Mexico’s 43 students who disappeared exactly one year ago? Also, as the Pope calls for a more…

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Pancakes: Toni-Tipton Martin (Ep. 2)

In this episode of Views and Brews we’ll tour over 100 years of southern cooking with Toni-Tipton Martin author of The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks! Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, along with food writers and hosts of KUT’s newest podcast The Secret Ingredient, Tom Philpott and Raj Patel, as we explore the rich social, political, and…

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Why We Tell Stories

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about why our brains make sense of the world through stories, and what problems this can cause.

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The Ticket: The GOP Debate on Immigration

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Texas Standard: September 24, 2015

The Pope’s message to Washington, did a woman in McAllen get a face to face preview weeks ago? We’ll talk with her today on the Texas Standard. Fasten your seat belts- we’ve all heard the message, but many choose to pay no mind–even when it comes to kids. As tragedies mount, some wonder if resistance…

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Texas Standard: September 23, 2015

Austin Tice is alive. His parents are convinced of it. Their mission: to convince others and win his release from Syrian captors. The backstory today on the Texas Standard. On the federal bench only one in three are women…sexism in the courts? You be the judge. Also, our weeklong search for the cheapest gas in…


Texas Standard: September 22, 2015

A Texas woman arrested for espionage in China, just hours before a US visit by China’s President. Is there a connection? That story today on the Texas Standard. Could the Papal visit be a factor in a Texas capitol murder sentence? Also head injuries in high school football- the law says no play until a…

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The Honorable Ron Kirk, Pt. 2 (Ep. 41, 2015)

The conclusion of a conversation with the Honorable Ron Kirk, former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Ambassador, and Senior of Counsel in the Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.

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Texas Standard: September 21, 2015

Pope Francis won’t be coming anywhere near South Texas, but his visit this week strikes close to home for many. Also, what’s the lowest price for gas you saw all weekend? And Is it time to lift the seventies era ban on US oil exports? And a 17 minute lost recording rediscovered in Texas -reminiscences…

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Higher Ed: Liberal Arts, Democracy, and the Media

What happens when you mix together liberal arts and democracy and then throw in a little media coverage? You get a fascinating discussion about the intersection of those three storied institutions. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss how liberal arts learning habits can help us navigate our democracy – especially when…

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Steve Coleman (9.20.15)

Steve Coleman is an American saxophonist, composer, and band leader who’s work bridges the gaps between spirituality, culture, and time. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the significance of Coleman’s work in our lives today. He suggests that through the music of Steve Coleman we can understand…

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One Race Done

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has dropped out of the campaign for the Republican nominee for president. So what happens now? That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Jodi Egerton.

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