Monthly archives for March, 2016

Defining Gender

The science, the politics, and the general understanding of gender here in the US has evolved dramatically over the last 30 years, but what does that mean for how we understand ourselves and others differently through time. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about…

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The Ticket: 3rd Parties in the U.S.A.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Grackles

They’re annoying. They’re mean. They’re filthy. But we love to hate them.

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Texas Standard: March 31, 2016

A label on a bottle. Could it change the rules in the debate over abortion access in Texas? We’ll explore. Also, some are calling it March madness: the wave of violent crime in DFW. The numbers are scary, but there’s politics in the mix too. Plus you know who wants to build a wall along…

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V&B – ISIS in Context

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy is joined in discussion with Jeremi Suri from the LBJ school of Public Affairs, Middle East Historian Yoav Di-Capua, and Stephennie Mulder, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, to talk about the rhetoric, the iconography, the mythology, and the history around the development of Isis. Who…

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2016

Top 10 and you’re in: its supposed to promote diversity in the state’s colleges and universities. How well is that working? We’ll find out. Also justice Scalia dies in west Texas and no hearings are in sight on a replacement. A top Texas constitutional scholar says it doesn’t have to be that way. An idea…

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Ben Webster (3.27.16)

Ben Webster was an American jazz saxophonist who helped to shape the musical landscape of the 20th century. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of Ben Webster.

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Texas Standard: March 29, 2016

More than a thousand arrested, their names still secret, in a strike at international syndicates in Texas. We’ll explore. Also: the death of a marine and the explanation raising eyebrows…is there a war going on that official Washington’s not talking about? And many come to Texas to start a new life…not counting on the wether,…

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Texas Standard: March 28, 2016

The border surge: some called it a cynical political move. But now even local critics concede they feel safer. We’ll explore. Also from security on the Texas border to terrorism abroad. Officials have been warning of so-called lone wolves. How do attacks in Brussels and Pakistan change the conversation? And a federal judge orders a…

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11th Annual Fritz Pollard Awards (Ep. 16, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 11th Annual Johnnie L. Cochran Salute to Excellence Awards at Super Bowl 50, featuring NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Higher Ed: A Vision for Education

Think. Create. Connect. To make meaning and make a difference. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talks with Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger about a new vision for education and what that can look like in practice.  They dive in to the pieces of that vision to see what…

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KUT Weekend – March 25, 2016

What power do East Austin neighbors have to halt changes brought by development? A mild winter brings Bluebonnets a bit earlier than usual. How one group of cowboys is disrupting the business of rodeo. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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It’s hard to tell when spring comes and goes here in Texas, but one surefire way to tell? The wildflowers. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: March 25, 2016

Too dangerous. That’s the basic message from a Texas university now banning study abroad travel to a European country. Details on the Texas Standard. Also the influential role of the Texas State Board of Education… or maybe it’s not so influential. Plus… how something simple could help more shelter pets across the state find homes….

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The Ticket: The Year Paid Political Advertising Died

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Innovation and Creativity

A talk about memory, innovation, creativity and productivity, live at SXSW 2016, with Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke and Rebecca McInroy.

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Texas Standard: March 24, 2016

The affordable care act is before the Supreme Court again. How a ruling on birth control could affect access for some Texans… today on the Texas Standard. Also President Obama’s trip to Cuba made history… why his visit to Argentina will as well. Plus new numbers showing just how fast Texas is growing… it’s happening…

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In the Land of Pickups, Texas is King

To paraphrase Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now, “I love the sound of a diesel engine in the morning.” Could be a pickup, or a tractor, or an 18 wheeler. But I love the sound, because it sounds like adventure. It is the sound that says we’re off on a road trip, or going fishing, hunting,…

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Texas Standard: March 23, 2016

Did a Texas DA instruct a prosecutor to strike jurors on the basis of race? How do you define “instruct”? We’ll explore. Also if you want to be big in business you could get an MBA or you could watch what the drug cartels are doing south of the border. We’ll hear about Narco-nomics. Plus,…

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Texas Standard: March 22, 2016

A primary day in the US- a bloody day in Belgium, one some see as an attack on Europe …but what does it mean for us? We’ll explore. Also a white mob nearly burns down a city -the year 1943, the place, east Texas…a forgotten chapter of history which resonates today. A surge in citizenship…

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