Monthly archives for November, 2015

Texas Standard: November 30, 2015

The Texas Governor may not be able to stop Syrian refugees, but he’s warning groups that help with resettlement that he’ll sue…the story today on the Texas Standard. Plus the other presidential race: to get candidates names onto state ballots. Also-love for Sale? Not this time, says the attorney general, shutting down three dating sites….

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Billy Strayhorn (11.29.15)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about the life and legacy of jazz legend Billy Strayhorn.

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Texas Standard: November 27, 2015

Is he coming back? The man in black—spectacles, that is? A campaign to recruit Rick Perry for President- that’s today on the Texas Standard. The Texas case before the high court that could change the calculus for political representation nationwide. We’ll have a preview. Pedestrian deaths: could our friends south of the border have a…


Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s post-Turkey day all across America, and fridges are full of leftovers from the night before. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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In this episode of Two Guys On Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of xenophobia.

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Texas Standard: November 26, 2015

When it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, reporters have a lot to be thankful for already…a veritable feast for the ears…today on the Texas Standard. Great to have y’all with us…which reminds me, have y’all noticed “y’all” coming up a lot more in soundbites than it used to? So have some scholars…we’ll try to…


Salmon: Valerie Segrest (Ep. 7)

As we observe Thanksgiving in the U.S. The Secret Ingredient takes a step back with this episode on Salmon with Valerie Segrest. Valerie is a native nutrition educator who specializes in local and traditional foods. As an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, she serves her community as the coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food…

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The Ticket: Giving Thanks for the 2016 Campaign

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Texas Standard: November 25, 2015

Spies in Berlin. London. Washington. Moscow. College Station? An FBI warning of espionage on campus…today on the Texas Standard. The line in South Texas that even experienced border crossers don’t want to challenge. Think Fast: the scramble to save a partnership with Formula One Fighting Human trafficking? There’s now an app for that—we’ll meet the…


Stuntwoman Angela Meryl (Ep. 50, 2015)

A conversation with Angela Meryl, stuntwoman, actor, and author of “Stunts: The How to Handbook – Secrets from an Award-Winning Hollywood Stunt Woman.”

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Texas Standard: November 24, 2015

As much of the nation prepares to take flight for the holidays–there’s a new global travel alert. What it means and doesn’t today on the Texas Standard Courthouses are officially gun free- even in Texas. But now the Governor is warning mayors not to ban guns from city halls. We’ll hear what’s behind the controversy….


Hoagy Carmichael (11.22.15)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of Hoagy Carmichael.

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Texas Standard: November 23, 2015

What do Greg Abbott, Hillary Clinton, and George Wallace have in common? Public sentiment and the perils of playing to it…today on the Texas Standard. Erasing symbols of racism: why an Ivy League campus may sever ties with a champion of progressive politics. Also, you may have heard of predictive policing—researchers in Fort Worth working…

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Higher Ed: Journeys in Education and Graduate School

When does it make sense for an undergraduate student to continue formal education and attend graduate school? Sometimes, it’s an easy call; if someone wants to be a doctor or a lawyer, it’s a necessity. But how does a student know if that’s really what they want to pursue? In this episode of KUT’s podcast…

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V&B: Jazz & the Art of Psychoanalysis

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Dr. Judith Coffin, Mark Micale in discussion on the parallel development of psychoanalysis and jazz in the early 20th century. What does it mean to listen? What does it mean to reveal? How can closing our vulnerablities make us more resilient? What happens…

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KUT Weekend – November 20, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott tries to stop Syrian refugees from coming here….if folic acid prevents birth defects, why isn’t corn flour masa fortified… Central Texas woman’s journey from shelter to student to aspiring chef….and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Suburban Sprawl

There’s one thing that Texans can always depend on: cities getting bigger, faster. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: November 20, 2015

An attack in Africa. A former french colony. How does it fit into the events of the past 7 days? A top adviser to the secretary of state weighs in. And making sense of the situation in Mali- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Joins us… Plus: 5 Texas democrats in the house join 47 others bucking their…

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The Ticket: How the Paris Attacks Affect 2016 GOP Campaigns

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How To Exit Converations

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to exit conversations, and keep group discussions from being co-opted.

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