Monthly archives for January, 2016

The Late Lena Horne (Ep. 08, 2016)

In Black America presents a 1983 conversation with the late Lena Horne, discussing her legendary and ground-breaking career as a singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist.

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Oscar Pettiford (1.31.16)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of bassist, cellist, and composer Oscar Pettiford.

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Higher Ed: College Rankings

Best undergraduate school. Best graduate school. Best public school. Best regional school. Top “party school.” These are just some of the ways institutions of higher learning are ranked in various surveys. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about what those rankings really…

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KUT Weekend – January 29, 2016

Austin adopts new rules for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing apps. Some parents consider leaving Austin ISD over new transfer rules. Why is Austin’s African-American population shrinking? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weeeknd.kut.org

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Texas Campgrounds

Spring is up ahead and that means it’s time to plan some camping trips!  That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: January 29, 2016

Equal Rights. Equal Obligations? A rite of passage for men may become a legal requirement for young women, too. Details today on the Texas Standard. Efforts are underway to remove a last vestige of sexism in the military. Not all women are thrilled about it, however. We’ll explore. Also Is growth is Texas making economic…

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The Ticket: Life on the Road in Iowa

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Low Information Decision Making

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about low information decision making.

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Texas Standard: January 28, 2016

Could 2016 mark a change bigger than the Reagan revolution? Texans reconsider what it means to be Republican. We’ll explore. Also, Robert Gates served presidents of both parties- what the former defense secretary, spymaster and Texas A&M President now sees as the biggest threat to national security. And the market meltdown in China has sent…

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Why Is Austin’s African-American Population Declining?

In the first episode of our ATXplained podcast, we explore the factors behind Austin’s declining African-American population.

The Time It Never Rained

The great Texas meteorologist Isaac Klein reportedly said back in the ’30s that Texas is a land of eternal drought, interrupted occasionally by biblical floods. Here is the way one writer describe one of these twenty-year droughts: “It crept up out of Mexico touching first along the brackish Pecos River, and spreading then in all…

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Texas Standard: January 27, 2016

He’s a physicist, a nobel laureate, a professor, and now a central figure in the debate over guns in college classrooms. Also with dangerous chemical on tap in Flint, Michigan, what’s in the water in Texas? In many cases no one’s quite sure. What’s behind mounting delays in Texas water testing? We’ll explore. Also millennials…

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V&B – Choice

In this special live Views & Brews edition of Two Guys On Your Head, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke in a discussion about the psychology of choice and decision making.

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Choice and Decision Making — Live Discussion

In this special live Views & Brews edition of Two Guys On Your Head, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke in a discussion about the psychology of choice and decision making.

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2016

In today’s episode of as the tables turn- planned parenthood gets cleared of wrongdoing. Secret videographers get indicted. More on the surprise decision by a harris county grand jury looking into Planned Parenthood…and the outcome top state officials did not see coming. If you’re a landlord in Texas, should you have to ask your tenants…

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Kirk Lynn

On this edition of The Write Up we chat with novelist, playwright, and professor Kirk Lynn about the craft of writing, the adventure of theater, and the deep desire to abandon society and escape into the wild. We also discuss his debut novel Rules for Werewolves. Lynn began writing prose in college, but found the…

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Texas Standard: January 25, 2016

Disorder in the court: is enough being done to protect Texas judges? An assassination attempt and the aftermath today on the Texas standard. Temblors in north Texas, some say fracking’s to blame. But a new map points the finger at mother nature. We’ll hear all about it. Also, how much do you spend just for…

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Valerie Mitchell-Johnston (Ep. 07, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses entertainment marketing, production and venue  management with Valerie Mitchell-Johnston, Harvard Law School graduate and Deputy General Counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Higher Ed: Standardized Testing

PSAT. STAAR. ACT. SAT. Does the thought of taking standardized tests make your palms sweat and heart race? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about what standardized tests can and cannot measure, and the role they play in education and learning. Spoiler…

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Hot Peppers: Gary Nabhan (Ep. 10)

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient we talk with Gary Nabhan, author of: Chasing Chiles – Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail; Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes and Cultural Diversity; and Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey. Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving…

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