Monthly archives for December, 2015

The Ticket: How Opposition Research Affects a Campaign

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Higher Ed: Learning and Regret

“Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption.” Frank Sinatra sings about regret in “My Way.”  In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the decisions…

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Jazz and Apocalypse

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe discusses how jazz can help us to prevail against notions of an appending apocalypse in our time.

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KUT Weekend – December 4, 2015

The fight continues over Syrian refugees in Texas, APD moves ahead with putting body cameras on cops, and what it’s like to run a “beer mile.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: December 4, 2015

Now it’s beginning to look a bit like a grudge match over Syrian Refugees- Despite a legal challenge to Syrian refugees, no let up from the Feds. You’ve no doubt heard that there’s been as many mass shootings as days in the year…are you so sure? We’ll do the numbers. And Californian’s used to brag…

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Texans & Their Trucks

If there’s one thing most Texans can agree on, it’s a love of trucks. Whether you favor the vintage variety or something new with all the bells and whistles, trucks have a special place in this state. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Guns

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

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Texas Standard: December 3, 2015

The shooting in San Bernardino: what’s it really about and what does it say about society? Are you so sure? Coming to conclusions, today on the Texas Standard. As the world follows the So Cal massacre, Texas goes to court against the Obama administration—the issue: Syrian refugees. And states across the nation are watching. Plus…

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What You Might Not Know About the Texas Constitution

If you want to hold public office in Texas, you have to believe in God. You cannot serve even as dog catcher – if it’s an elected office, you must believe in God. Given the long history we have had of con artists, and scofflaws, carpetbaggers, and white-collar criminals holding public office around the state,…

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Texas Standard: December 2, 2015

Governor Abbot tries to convince a not-quite Capitalist Cuba that Texas would made a good business partner. The Sandra Bland case put suicides in Texas Jails on the radar- but with scores of suicides in recent years, where were the alarm bells before? Also- a ban on big gulps? Maybe a bridge too far. But…

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A Tribute to Shirley Chisholm (Ep. 51, 2015)

IBA presents a tribute to the late Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, former congresswoman from New York’s 12th congressional district and the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2015

Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its…

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