Monthly archives for December, 2015


It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, real change takes planning and…

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Texas Standard: December 31, 2015

Ethan Couch will be staying in Mexico a little while longer: so says a Mexican judge on this New Years Eve…the latest today on the Texas standard. With Blue Bell returning to the shelves it would appear the company put the listeria crisis behind it…but now hear this: a justice department investigation. What did Blue…

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The Story of James Dean and the Shamrock Hotel

James Dean – in the movie “Giant” – tells Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor that he has struck oil. And not only that, it’s payback time. James Dean was playing Jett Rink, a hard drinkin’, brawlin’, tough-talkin’ uncultured Texas wildcatter who struck it rich. But everybody in Texas knew that he was really playing Glen…

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Texas Standard: December 30, 2015

10 million, 50 million, do I hear 7 times that figure? Taxpayer dollars for state bonus checks, but where are the checks and balances? Plus- you thought Rick Perry had left politics? Think again. Jim Malewitz of the Texas Tribune reports on what’s drawn him back. And imagine Uber for gasoline…oops, someone beat cha to…

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Texas Standard: December 29, 2015

The forecast for the National Weather Service: lots of unfilled positions. We’ll explore what that could mean for safety in our state of extremes. Also a Muslim driver shot and killed at a Houston intersection. No charges brought against the shooter. A case of road rage, said the prosecutor. But a reporter found evidence of…

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Texas Standard: December 28, 2015

2015 goes out with a roar as wild and deadly storms seize much of Texas. The latest from the hardest hit areas and what’s next. Epic twisters wreak havoc on North Texas as the snow continues to come down out west… reporters Eric Aasen and Tom Michael will tell us what we’re looking at on…

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Texas Standard: December 25, 2015

A very special collaboration with our partner station KERA: One Crisis Away

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Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson (Ep. 03, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, MD., Harvard and Emory-educated physician specializing in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta-based mental health practice.

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Earl Hines (12.27.15)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about the life and legacy of American jazz pianist and bandleader Earl “Fatha” Hines.

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Jesus: Fred Bahnson (Ep. 9)

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient we talk with Fred Bahnson, author of Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith, about his spiritual journey through agriculture and how some faith-based organizations are re-energizing the conversation around hunger and poverty. About The Hosts: Raj Patel is an award winning food writer, activist and…

Getting Lost

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychological value of “getting lost”, and the beauty of discovery.

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Texas Standard: December 24, 2015

What were the biggest stories of 2015? The view from the coast, and your votes: get em in…its a Christmas eve edition of the Texas Standard. Hundreds of children in camps in north Texas, and more coming… there’s even talk of opening beds at fort hood. All to accommodate the latest wave of kids coming…

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Holiday Letter

The time has come for holiday cards and the epic holiday letter. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: December 23, 2015

In the debate over campus carry should dorms be gun free? The attorney general fires a warning shot so to speak. Also we’ve been asking what are the top stories of 2015 and the nominations are pouring in on twitter at Texas Standard. Today, we check in with Amarillo to get a sense of what…

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Texas Standard: December 22, 2015

A grand jury decision in the Sandra Bland case: will the trooper involved face charges? It’s one of many stories we’re following today on the Texas Standard. Thanks for joining us…coming up, what are the top stories of 2015? The editor of the Mcallen Monitor nominates a story from the front pages of today’s paper…we’ll…

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Texas Standard: December 21, 2015

Going online: the army powers up cyber protection units in Texas and beyond amid new reports of power grid hackers- the latest today. Plus they call them the iceboxes…a new report on border detention centers reveals what migrants describe as overcrowded freezers used as holding cells…we’ll have details.And a plan to bail out some who’ve…

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A Tribute to the Late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 02, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2004 conversation with the late John Hope Franklin, distinguished scholar historian, professor, Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, and author of “From Slavery to Freedom.”

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Higher Ed: Hmmmmm…….Learning and Doubt

Doubt. It can make us question some of our deeply-held beliefs. But is that necessarily a bad thing? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the value that doubt can have for our learning and education. Doubt can be a catalyst for…

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Texas Standard: December 18, 2015

Thousands of kids placed in unreasonable risk of harm? A Federal judge says Texas has a broken foster care system- on today’s Texas Standard. Coming up, we’ll take a trip to Crystal City, Texas… in 1944…you’d be surprised what was there. Plus threats sent to schools in D.C., Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas. An expert…

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KUT Weekend – December 18, 2015

New rules for Uber and Lyft could prompt them to halt operations in Austin, Wendy Davis campaigning for Hillary Clinton, how to eat and drink locally for the holidays and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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