Monthly archives for September, 2016

KUT Weekend – September 30, 2016

Why does it take so long to build things in Austin? The mother of a teenager killed by Austin police discusses her grief. The Austin band behind sound track for the Netflix series “Stranger Things” is shining a light on local synthesizer music. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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Music Festivals

Today, thousands of fans from all over will pile into Austin’s Zilker Park for the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. And while the locals love to hate the event, deep down, we’re proud to host one of the best events for music lovers. We’ll still complain about traffic, though.

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Texas Standard: September 30, 2016

A Texas Democrat has a plan for next years ninth grade curriculum: a class on how to behave when stopped by police, we’ll explore. Also peace by plebiscite: what an historic vote this weekend could mean for Columbia and for Texas. Also disappearing dance halls: why communities are trying to get the few remaining back…

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Home

When we suffer the loss of a home, we may ask why the trauma is so deep. Why are we so devastated by the loss of “things”? A listener asked us this very question on Facebook after she lost her home in the Bastrop County fires of 2011. In this edition of Two Guys on…

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Texas Standard: September 29, 2016

The Saudi’s cry uncle. And the markets predicting a big boost in oil prices. A green light for drilling in Texas again? We’ll explore. Plus teenagers turning hitmen? How border cartels are recruiting school kids. Also With Texans transfixed on the drama of election season, some say a quiet movement is picking up steam which…

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Texas Standard: August 28, 2016

For those frustrated by the two party choices, there is another way. That’s the message independents are pushing but who’s buying? Plus the stereotypes of drug runners? May need to rethink that. A new report suggests a profound shift in the drug business, from Texas’ southern border to its northern. We’ll hear how and why….

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Why Does It Take So Long to Get Anything Built in Austin?

Austin residents are no strangers to orange cones dotting the highways or construction cranes in the sky. But one KUT listener wondered: Why does it take so long to get anything built around here?

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V&B – Jazz & the Art of the Other [Part One]

Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling…

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Jazz & the Art of the Other [Part One]

Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling…

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V&B – Jazz & the Art of the Other [Part Two]

Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling…

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Jazz & the Art of the Other [Part Two]

Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling…

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The Ticket: Trump and Clinton Finally Face Off

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Texas Standard: September 27, 2016

There appears to be a consensus winner, but did the needle move? Voices seldom heard on the morning after an historic debate. Plus, if you could ask any question this election season, what would it be? More than a thousand public radio listeners have weighed in, and today, we’ll hear the top five which public…

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Sam Rivers (9.25.16)

Samuel Carthorne Rivers was an America jazz musician and composer who’s approach to jazz in the 50s and 60s added to the depth of voices coming out of the free jazz movement. Specifically River’s was known for his “inside-outside” style that moved away from and then toward predicted patterns and melody’s. In this edition of…

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Texas Standard: September 26, 2016

With a key moment in American politics hours away- why what voters see in the debate might not be what the press sees. The story today on the Texas Standard. After refusing to endorse the Republican nominee at the convention Ted Cruz jumps on to the Trump train. But does Cruz think Trump’s fit to…

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Candi Staton (Ep. 42, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. welcomes legendary R&B, Soul and Gospel recording artist Candi Staton to the program, discussing her nearly 50 years as a singer, and her new Gospel CD It’s Time To Be Free.”

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Higher Ed: Different Learning Modes

Technology means students can take classes in many different modes and venues. They can be together in a traditional classroom, of course, with a teacher. Or, they can listen, discuss, and learn remotely any time and anywhere via online courses and videos.  In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern…

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Third Party Candidates

Many voters are asking each other, Republican or Democrat? Clinton or Trump? But they aren’t the only options, no matter what the talking heads say. This year, more people are considering the often-overlooked third party candidates and asking themselves, is this the election where I break the cycle?

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KUT Weekend – September 23, 2016

Texas could pull out of the federal refugee resettlement program. More Africans are immigrating to Austin. How did Austin become known as the Live Music Capitol of the World? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: September 23, 2016

Signals from space telegraph warnings for Texas about the source of those earthquakes we’ve been worried about. We’ll explore. Also when doctors can’t offer infants life saving technology because its too expensive: what then? A Doctor at Rice has been working on solutions, and she’s just been awarded a MacArthur genius grant for her efforts:…

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