Monthly archives for October, 2015

Live Long and Barbecue

You’ve probably heard by now that the World Health Organization has determined processed meats might be more problematic than previously thought. David Fruchter used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.

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KUT Weekend – October 30, 2015

Charges dismissed in shooting by APD detective…..understanding what’s on Tuesday’s ballot….Halloween Texas style….and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: October 30, 2015

Shots fired at a restaurant, bikers run for cover- finally some real pictures of what happened in Waco and what they tell us. Plus is Ali Ben Katif qualified to lead Sudan? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know the answer, because there is no such person- but there just might be something called a…

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Gestalt Principles And Language Development

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about understanding the difference between Behaviorism and Gestalt Psychology by looking at theories of language development.

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Texas Standard: October 29, 2015

The eyes of Texas are on a military and political showdown between global superpowers in the south china sea. Who’ll blink first? And a Texas city ordinance on the ballot- getting national attention as battle lines harden over Houston’s anti-discrimination plan. Also a 19th century problem for cattle ranchers now a 21st century crisis? Where’s…

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V&B Extra: Lara Logan – Foreign Correspondence in The Middle East

In this special edition of Views & Brews, CBS & 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan is joined by Director of the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Karin Wilkins, Assistant Director Chris Rose, and journalist Tracy Dahlby to discuss the current state of foreign correspondence in the Middle East, the Islamic State, modern reporting and its implications.

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V&B – Bill Evans & The Art of Space

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe and musicians Carter Arrington (guitar), David Sierra (drums), Roscoe Beck (bass), Red Young (piano) in a discussion about Bill Evans, addiction, and his understanding of space in his life and music.  

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V&B – Paramount Records

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins co-founder of Revenant Records and lawyer Dean Blackwood and Grammy-nominated author of We Agreed To Meet Just Here and See How Small and co-producer of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Volume 1 & 2, Scott Blackwood, to discuss music, authenticity, memory, sound, and the human voice…

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Texas Standard: October 28, 2015

Positions are fixed on the issue of Abortion…or so it often seems. Today, stories you’re not hearing, voices of change. Plus- to paraphrase Joe Biden, this is a really big deal…it’s called The trans pacific partnership—but there’s a split deep in the heart of the Texas delegation…we’ll hear why. Also—should an autopsy qualify as health…

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The Ticket: Debate Prep (Rebroadcast)

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 2 (Ep. 46, 2015)

The conclusion of our conversation with Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television.”

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Texas Standard: October 27, 2015

To BBQ or not to BBQ is that the question? How the new report on meat and carcinogens might actually change public policy. Also- sanctuary city policies will not be tolerated in Texas says Governor Greg Abbot in a letter to Dallas County’s sheriff…we’ll hear about the implications. Plus- losing bets on big oil- it’s…

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Texas Standard: October 26, 2015

A drug seizure with a twist- as the Feds catch Texas trying to import part of its death penalty cocktail from India. The bizarre story today on the Texas Standard. Also- a new report out today upsets the old narrative as Texas climbs to third in the nation on reading and math scores. We’ll explore….

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Higher Ed: Pedagogy and Puzzles

Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger is obviously a pretty busy guy. But he does make time to teach a class each year. This fall, he’s teaching a class that’s centered on puzzles. Puzzlers. Teasers. Questions that really make students grapple for the solution. Why a class focused on that? In this episode of KUT’s…

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Eddie Henderson (10.25.15)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about the life and work of jazz trumpeter and medical doctor Eddie Henderson.

KUT Weekend – October 23, 2015

Austin’s population growth and housing boom show no signs of slowing….after-school meals at Austin schools….the Delorean’s ties to Texas….a dining guide to Austin and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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National Everything Day

It seems like more and more days of the year are “National ______ Days” honoring a food or action or trait. Kari Anne Roy of Typewriter Rodeo used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: October 23, 2015

Football games cancelled, and weather officials warn ‘we’re just getting started’ as a flood threat stretches statewide- the latest on todays Texas Standard. Raids on planned parenthood centers across the state. What are investigators looking for and why? Also saving the streets of Laredo: old buildings at the center of a fight between progress and…

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Gestalt Principles

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about “gestalt principles.”

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Texas Standard: October 22, 2015

Warnings across Texas as weather gets nasty: the questions not if, but when and where the water will rise. We’ll explore. Two family detention centers ask Texas regulators for certification. Why are child welfare advocates objecting? A new space race in Texas and who’s getting left on the launch pad. Plus how many flags have…

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