Monthly archives for February, 2016

Texas Standard: February 29, 2016

It has the potential to be a landmark case before the nation’s highest court a test of Texas abortions restrictions. Also- a wave of immigrants at the Texas border…who don’t get turned away. But instead, get a welcome to stay as long as they want. We’ll hear what’s happening and why. Gimme a B, gimme…

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A Tribute to Ron Banks (Ep. 12, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2008 conversation with the late Ron Banks, who passed away in 2020.  Banks was the lead singer and a founding member of Detroit singing group The Dramatics.

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Higher Ed: How Outside Circumstances Can Impact Learning

In an ideal world, every student comes to class, or to any educational situation, well-prepared and ready to learn. But in reality, all kinds of life circumstances outside the classroom – such as poverty – can influence what happens inside the classroom. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern…

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Sonny Clark (2.28.16)

What can we learn from the life and legacy of Sonny Clark? He was instrumental to the development of bebop and American music in the mid 20th century, not only as one who created and recorded his own tunes, but one who supported the dreams and visions of others as well. In this edition of…

KUT Weekend – February 26, 2016

What are the effects of a warm winter on crops and wildlife? New poll shows almost half of Texans support closing the border to non-citizen Muslims. Is the city council recall election having a “chilling effect”? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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The Ticket: What Do Hispanic Republicans Do Now?

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Ode to Candidate Drop-Outs

Every election year, there are candidates who decide to leave the race before it’s over. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: February 26, 2016

Americans, they say, are turned off by political nastiness. So everyone watched last night expecting nuance? The politics of spectacle on today’s Texas Standard. After the dust up in Houston last night, who’s paying attention to what’s at stake here for the democrats? We’ll hear how the Sanders and Clinton camps are taking two separate…

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Gift Giving

Why do we give gifts? Why can giving gifts be stressful? What are the gifts that really matter? What are the gifts that people will remember? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the psychology of gift giving.

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V&B – The Secret Ingredient – The Future of Food

In this special The Secret Ingredient edition of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Tom Philpott, food and agriculture writer for Mother Jones Magazine, and Raj Patel from the LBJ school of public affairs, and author of “Stuffed and Starved” and “The Value of Nothing”, to talk about everything from GMOs and Soylent Green, to…

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Texas Standard: February 25, 2016

Lights, cameras, how much action? The stakes are high in Houston tonight for what could be a decisive televised showdown. Plus as campus carry laws get set to take effect, It’s becoming international news: Texas college professors told to avoid sensitive topics in the classroom? We’ll hear what’s behind the headline. And in that Texas…

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Think There’s No Poetry In Texas? Think Again

A New Yorker told me that he never uses the words Texas and poetry in the same sentence. He thinks Texas poetry is an oxymoron because he doesn’t see how such a refined art form could be produced in a macho culture. But he is wrong. Cowboys and vaqueros were reciting poetry in the warm…

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Texas Standard: February 24, 2016

It was an allegation that torpedoed the political career of Texas’ longest serving governor. And now -all charges dropped. Allegations of abuse of power hung over former Governor Rick Perry’s presidential bid. Today Texas highest criminal court tossed the final felony charge. We’ll explore the implications. Also…a ship pulls into a harbor today between Texas…

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Texas Standard: February 23, 2016

Washington and Moscow say no more shooting to give peace a chance. A fix for Syria, or more like the fix is in? Also what’s in a name? An election seen by some as a test for whether Spanish surnames are penalized at the polls. Also for medical emergencies there’s 9-1-1… but who’re you gonna…

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Texas Standard: February 22, 2016

The end of an era in Texas and National politics? Wither what was once referred to as the Bush dynasty? Also universities want to get tough on campus sexual violence but are they looking for scapegoats in order to polish their images? A pair of closely watched Texas cases. Plus, you heard of laissez-faire economics:…

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Bernard Shaw (Ep. 11, 2016)

In Black America presents a 1985 interview with renowned television journalist Bernard Shaw, who retired from CNN in 2001 after a three-decade career as a national news correspondent and anchor.

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Higher Ed: Co-Curriculars and Learning

What happens outside of the classroom – should it stay outside the classroom? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about the value of co-curriculars to learning. Sports. Theatre. Comedy. Wait, comedy? That’s one of Ed’s hobbies, and he and Jennifer discuss how…

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Why do we confess when we feel bad about something we’ve done or haven’t done? What is the evolutionary benefit of confession? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the psychology of confession.

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City Girls in Cowboy Boots

Texan ladies love a good pair of cowboy boots, even if they’ve never seen a horse. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Jodi Egerton as she wrote this week’s poem.

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KUT Weekend – February 18, 2016

A drug that to curb opioid overdoses is not being made widely available available. We return to a small Texas town grappling with the oil bust. How do you pronounce the Mueller Development? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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