Monthly archives for June, 2016

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss happens to everyone who’s lucky enough to age. But it’s not like just any other age related illness, mainly because you and others around you, might not know it’s happening. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what makes hearing loss so…

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Texas Standard: June 30, 2016

How hot is it? In a Texas prison, it’s hot enough to kill, and there’s reason to doubt it’ll change anytime soon. Plus- at least 28 cases of flesh eating bacteria confirmed in Texas. Is it safe to go to the Gulf, or a case of media hype? And one unintended consequence of the Texas…

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Oscar Wilde’s Tour of Texas Gives Us Life

Oscar Wilde said, “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about.” He would be pleased to know that we’re going to talk a good deal about him in the next few minutes. Few people know that this great playwright, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills…

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Texas Standard: June 29, 2016

You protect them, you monitor what they’re exposed to, and then one day: Dad what is ISIS? How do you respond? We’ll explore. Also big fail for standardized tests in Texas, penalties nearing one and a half million dollars. So why are we sticking with the company behind them? Is there a better way? Also…

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The Ticket: Border Wall and Muslim Ban Doesn’t Bother Texas Voters

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V&B – Miles Davis & The Art of Future (Part Two)

In this edition of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, and a live jazz quintet, for a night of great conversation and live music focusing on Miles Davis’ Second Quintet. In all Miles Davis represents, he was also a master teacher and inspired generations of instrumentalists. In the second half of…

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V&B – Miles Davis & The Art of Future (Part One)

In this edition of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, and a live jazz quintet, for a night of great conversation and live music focusing on Miles Davis’ Second Quintet. In all Miles Davis represents, he was also a master teacher and inspired generations of instrumentalists. In the second half of…

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Texas Standard: June 28, 2016

The decision’s come down, but now what? As Texas abortion rights advocates celebrate opponents recalibrate. We’ll explore. Also though crime remains down in general, in Texas cities and across the us, what some are calling a nearly unprecedented wave of homicides. We’ll explore why. Plus an invitation to the rest of the nation: West Texas…

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Breast Milk: Kimberly Seals Allers (Ep. 16)

“When it comes to breastfeeding the ideal of choice verses the illusion of choice are two very different things,” argues Kimberly Seals Allers when talking about her new book, “The Big Let Down: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.” In this edition of The Secret Ingredient Allers makes the distinction between choices and…

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Texas Standard: June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion laws, calling them a “substantial obstacle” for women. We’ll unpack what that means. Also the guardianship system is supposed to provide financial stability for the elderly who can no longer manage their funds. But some Texans are abusing the system. And Texas nursing homes prescribe anti-psychotic medications at…

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Dr. Leonard S. Scott (Ep. 29, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Leonard S. Scott, co-founder of Tyscot Music and Entertainment, a family-run entertainment company that is also the oldest black-owned and operated Gospel recording company in America.

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Higher Ed: Math vs. Arithmetic

Arithmetic is just a fancy word for Math, right? Actually, they mean two different things. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton explain what “arithmetic” means; what “math” means; and why it matters to our learning and lives. You’ve heard us say a lot on…

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KUT Weekend – June 24, 2016

The Austin City Council votes to advance a $720 million transportation bond. Homeless advocates say the city has achieved “functional zero” veteran homelessness. A failed East Austin restaurant reopens with a “cowboy cool” vibe. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Tappin’ on the Brakes

What do Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio all have in common? Traffic. That inspired Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter to write this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: June 24, 2016

“Brexit.” It’s no longer just a clever nickname for a British referendum. It’s now a geopolitical reality. We’ll explore what it could mean for Texas. Also another reality Texans are grappling with is the Supreme Court tie vote on immigration. So what happens now and does Texas remain at the center of the issue? And…

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Emotional Contagion

Have you ever wondered why when you are around happy people, you feel happier, and when you’re around sad people you feel a little sadder? Emotions can be contagious, just like the flu. However, recent studies show that the way we emit and convey emotion is more complex than we might think. In this edition…

Texas Standard: June 23, 2016

The Supreme Court’s eyes on Texas today… including a ruling on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. We’ll break down the implications. Plus a win for the University of Texas at the country’s highest court. What the ruling on affirmative action means for the rest of the state, and the country. Also Texas Democrats were…

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Texas Standard: June 22, 2016

He says he is not being considered for vice president. Today an avalanche of news reports beg to differ. A Texan on the ticket in 2016? We’ll explore. Also as soon as tomorrow, a decision from the US supreme court over UT’s claim that affirmative action in admissions is essential for diversity. Surprising numbers from…

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Texas Standard: June 21, 2016

A drug to stop opioid overdoses requires a prescription, now there’s one for all of Texas. We’ll meet the doctor who wrote the script. Also Abortion laws in Texas have the number of doctors in decline and changes in how new doctors are being trained… We’ll hear what rising OB-GYN’s are learning about instead. And…

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Texas Standard: June 20, 2016

A case of friendly fire? More than 50 US diplomats sign a memo of dissent demanding a shift in Syria. Also teachers face police in a standoff on a highway. The result? 6 teachers killed in Oaxaca. We’ll hear what’s behind the protests. Plus an offer to the LGBT community in Houston takes an unexpected…

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