Monthly archives for July, 2016

Higher Ed: To Infinity and Beyond

Infinity. What does it really mean? Can we count it? If so, how? And can we ever really define or describe it? It seems like there are an infinite number of questions about infinity. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger help us try…

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KUT Weekend – July 29, 2016

Texas Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia. Del Valle residents wish they had a grocery store. After all these years, is Austin still keeping it weird? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Warriors of the Court

Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter was inspired by the intrepid young women of high school volleyball for this week’s poem.

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V&B – Memories & Perception

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Laura Colgin, Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, and Dr. Michael Drew from the University of Texas Neuroscience Department in a discussion about memory, fear, trauma perception and imagination in the shadow of recent tragedies, the importance of how our brains work and how they’re interacting with information in the new media…

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2016

A front row seat to history? We can do better than that. Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez on the view from the podium. Plus disorder in the court? A federal challenge to the way Texas picks its top judges. And the aging population of the lone star state are Texas towns and cities ready? Plus, in…

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Omission Bias

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about omission bias.

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V&B – Health Care Reimagined For A Changing Austin

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy KUT’s joins healthcare visionary and Vice Dean for Strategy and Partnerships for the new Dell Medical School, Dr. Mini Kahlon, in conversation about what it means to develop a medical school focused on the health of a community rather than just treating the sick? What can we learn…

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Is Austin Still Keeping It Weird?

“Keep Austin Weird.” The phrase is printed on T-shirts, bumper stickers, posters; it’s part of Austin’s national reputation. But, it seems that for every pocket of weird, there’s a new corporate chain from California moving in.

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Texas Standard: July 28, 2016

Hillary in Texas: who was that prime connection from the 70’s her husband name checked at the convention? We’ll explore the backstory. Also if you’re an attorney general, when is it ok to take a donation from the owner of a company your office is investigating? Plus you remember the line when you wish upon…

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The Ticket: Heart-Bern in Philadelphia

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Texas Standard: July 27, 2016

Glass ceiling shattered, so whats next? Texas Democrats and Republicans point to a possible challenge to Ted Cruz from a prominent Latino, we’ll explore. Also what’ll it take to sell Texas’ Bernie Sanders supporters on Hillary Clinton? What about Bernie himself? The former candidate makes the case personally to the Texas Delegation today, we’ll hear…

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The Life of Tom Landry, the Man in the Hat

Tom Landry and Charles Schulz died on the same day: Feb. 12, 2000. Mike Thompson, the Detroit Free Press cartoonist honored them both with a cartoon showing them entering the pearly gates together. Schulz was depicted as Charlie Brown and Landry had his arm around him. Landry said, “Now a few pointers on kicking a…

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Texas Standard: July 26, 2016

Have you noticed the many Texas democrats grabbing the spotlight in Philadelphia? We’ll have the latest news on the red state blues. Also, as the democratic convention moves toward making the ticket official, whither one Julian Castro? We’ll explore his political future, which may turn out to resemble that of a certain Texas Republican. And…

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Dr. Monique W. Morris, pt. 1 (Ep. 33, 2016)

John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of racial stigmas, stereotypes, and discrimination with Dr. Monique W. Morris, education scholar, co-founder and President of The National Black Women’s Justice Institute, and author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

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Jon Faddis (7.24.16)

Jon Faddis is an American jazz trumpeter who is known, in part, for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, early in his career, and later with Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis, not only continues to re-imagine their works, but also to educate musicians on the importance of using jazz as a tool to communicate in our time. In…

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Higher Ed: The “20-Year” Education Question

No one remembers everything they learned in school, right? We cannot possibly retain all of those facts, figures, and formulas. So, 20 years after we’re done with our formal education, what have we taken away from that experience? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed…

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It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s the height of summer across the state. That means wardrobes are making a transformation, but today’s poem suggests you might want to spend extra time pondering your footwear before you head into the office on Monday.

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KUT Weekend – July 22, 2016

Austin’s police chief apologizes for the violent arrest of African-American elementary school teacher. People bilked by construction contractors find little assistance from the state. More than a dozen Austin restaurants are trying to get you to drink the German wine Riesling. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: July 22, 2016

Breaking with tradition: the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement for president. And it’s not the businessman: we’ll explore. Also the 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming up, but we’ll go back to the first and only time it was held in Texas. Also we’ll talk with the first Texan to win the…

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“Thou shalt not steal” might be an old concept, but when it comes to ideas we’re still in the infant stages of understanding how theft works. So we might ask, “why does it matter if someone plagiarizes someone else? It’s not like I took an object from someone else.” It turns out, it’s a big…

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