Monthly archives for December, 2015

Courtesy Bumps

Texans have an unspoken agreement when it comes to passing each other on the open road. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of tradition.

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Charity: Janet Poppendieck (Ep. 8)

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient, we talk with Janet Poppendieck, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York and author of Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement (Penguin, 1999), about the complexities of food charities, governmental food programs, and the overall condition of our economy, our nations…

Texas Standard: December 17, 2015

Congress could be poised to lift a ban on oil exports that’s existed for four decades. We’ll explore why on today’s Texas Standard. Coming up: the fruit that’s actually a berry, that’s native to Texas. And, how about some Texas craft beer to help those bitter berries go down? We’ll sample what some say might…

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Here’s An Apple Pie Recipe For Any Texan Holiday

Every Christmas my mom would bake eight pies: four apple and four pecan. Now, we wouldn’t eat all of those ourselves. Two would be given away to pie-less people and two would be placed in the deep freeze for some emergency of the future. Pies and money were similar in my mom’s mind. Save a…

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Texas Standard: December 16, 2015

Coming up, we explore the North Texas dam holding back 2.5 billion tons of water. A Dallas Morning News investigation dares to look at what would happen if the dam broke. Fishing for the facts at Lewisville Lake Dam. Plus, the fresh scent of holiday pies… and toys to help a baby learn to crawl?…

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Texas Standard: December 15, 2015

His confessionals are making headlines, and a hit podcast, but will they be a factor in his just announced court martial? That story today on the Texas Standard. 4 of the 9 bikers killed in the Waco shootout were killed by police. How an attempt to control information in the case may be making things…

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V&B – Jazz & The Art of the Apocalypse

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe, Dr. Steve Friesen (Chair of Bibilical Studies at the University of Texas), Adrian Ruiz, (trumpet) Michael Malone, (saxophone) Sam Pankey, (bass) Rich Harney, (piano) Scott Laningham, (drums) for a night of lively discussion and great live music. What do we…

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Texas Standard: December 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman tells donors he knows who the GOP challenger will be and he’s not from New York… Today on the Standard- what hours of family videos discovered online tell us about the real Ted Cruz. Also, the population of a North Texas town grows by hundreds (of children) and some locals are…

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 01, 2016)

In Black America presents a conversation with the late actors and social activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, recorded after the 1998 publication of their dual autobiography, “With Ossie and Ruby: Together In This Life.”

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Higher Ed: A+ or D- For Letter Grades?

A Higher Ed listener emailed in asking about letter grades: are they good? Bad? Do they hinder students’ desire to take classes that might be interesting but challenging, too? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the impact letter grades can have…

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KUT Weekend – December 11, 2015

Concealed handgun carry recommendations for UT-Austin, the political battle continues over Syrian refugees, new technology to alert of flash flooding and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: December 11, 2015

The so called gun show loophole may be tightening…with a Texas-sized impact. A reality check on background checks today on the Standard. Plus taking your kid to the dentist shouldn’t be dangerous but an investigation drills into the facts and finds some startling numbers. We’ll have that story plus- wind and solar power on tap…

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Winter Sports in Texas

Texans love their sports, even when it gets cold outside. But “winter sports” in the Lone Star State don’t exactly look like they do in other places. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of punishment.

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Texas Standard: December 10, 2015

It’s December 2015. Or is it August 2014? The feds warn Texas counties to prepare for a potential humanitarian crisis. Plus are South Texas detention centers the equivalent of WW2 internment camps? Should they be regulated as day care centers? The debate takes on new urgency. Also gun rights protesters plan a mock campus shooting…a…

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Texas Standard: December 9, 2015

Strong ties to the US and Texas and a major source of ISIS money. Saudi Arabia: ally or something else? We’ll explore. Plus the first in the nation primary state is traditionally a republican stronghold. Now an influential newspaper’s calling out a Texan as all hat, no cattle. We’ll hear whether his Lone Star roots…

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Civil Rights with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 52, 2015)

Peter J. Hammer, Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and co-author of “Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith” talks courts, civil rights, judges, segregation, discrimination and affirmative action on In Black America.

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Texas Standard: December 8, 2015

The President says people should not be able to purchase a gun if they’re on a no-fly list. In real life, would this this fly? We’ll explore today on the Texas Standard. Also: coming soon to a school near you? Students at a north Texas high school stage a walkout. We’ll hear how conditions at…

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Texas Standard: December 7, 2015

The oval office: when used as a bully pulpit, often signaling a turning point. Was last nights message such a moment? We’ll explore. Plus why has Texas become a hotbed for anti-Islamic rhetoric? NPR’s John Burnett joins us to talk about his new investigation. And border Crossings by unaccompanied minors on the rise once more-…

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