Monthly archives for January, 2017

Texas Standard: January 31, 2017

One of the most important announcements yet, with potential implications for generations. We’ll explore the short list for the Supreme Court. Plus a fire destroys a mosque in Victoria and another burns down an Islamic center in central Texas. Unconnected events? We’ll hear what officials are saying, and not saying. And Texas two step? Texas…

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Roderick Ferguson (Ep. 6)

In this interview, Ben Carrington, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, interviews Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about his relationship to the work of Stuart Hall. In the words of Ferguson, he was introduced to Stuart and Catherine…

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Texas Standard: January 30, 2017

Executive orders. Immigrants, refugees even green card holders in limbo. Attorneys scrambling, some praising the moves, others protesting. We’ll explore the outcry. The scene at some Texas airports as people gather in reaction to President Trump’s order on who can come into the United States. Plus foreign relations. What do the orders mean for diplomacy…

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12th & Chicon: A Steady Business

In East Austin a lot has changed–new homes, new businesses, new residents-–but there are some things that have stayed the same. As part of our On My Block series, KUT’s Lauren Hubbard brings us to Marshall’s Barbershop, a longtime fixture in the neighborhood that’s now one of the few black-owned businesses in the neighborhood.

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Nelson George (Ep. 8, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of Don Cornelius and Soul Train with Nelson George, filmmaker, producer, journalist, and author of The Hippest Trip In America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style.

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Higher Ed: What’s Hot in Higher Ed These Days

Every once in awhile it makes sense to take a step or two back and look at the “big picture” of anything. You know: how are things going in general? What are the latest trends? What are the biggest challenges? What about the greatest joys? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer…

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KUT Weekend – January 27, 2017

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez defends limiting participation with federal immigration authorities. How Trump administration proposals on the environment and health care are going over in Texas. A corner in fast-changing East Austin where you can get legal advice, cajun food and haircut. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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Cedar Fever

We knew it was coming. The endless waves of pollen, the sleepless nights, wasted days. We call it cedar fever even though it’s really the juniper’s fault. No matter what you name it, it’ll stop you in your tracks. Can you pass the tissues?

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Texas Standard: January 27, 2017

Sanctuary cities versus Washington: when it comes to the Constitution, who trumps who? We’ll explore. Also it’s not just President Trump, Governor Abbott has issued a deadline to a county sheriff: back off your sanctuary plans, or I’ll pull funding and maybe your job to boot. Can he really do that? Plus the rise in…

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2017

Taking the 10th: once a favorite of the Tea Party movement, now embraced by supporters of sanctuary cities? We’ll explore. Also once dubbed the death penalty capitol, Texas also leads the nation in exonerations. What that means for the future of capitol punishment. And a so-called good samaritan with a gun intervenes in a San…

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Choice (Rebroadcast)

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the illusions that we have around the choices we make — number one being that we have actual choices to make.

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The Weird Connection Between Tony Romo and Tony Roma’s

When Tony Romo joined the Dallas Cowboys back in 2003, some people confused his name with that of Tony Roma’s, the restaurant chain. They thought maybe Tony Romo was related to the Tony Roma family, perhaps heir to the baby back ribs fortune, even though there was an important one letter of difference at the…

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Texas Standard: January 25, 2017

From sea to shining sea, or something else? The White House order goes out today to build that wall. Also, Governor abbott issues a threat to a central Texas sheriff over her sanctuary city plan: if she doesn’t back down, we’ll remove her from office, we’ll have more. Also, more than 300 thousand in bondage…

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12th & Chicon: It’s Not the Same East Side

Judy Mitchell grew up in the neighborhood and raised her children there, but she’s sad that many longtime residents are being offered money to leave their homes and then can’t afford to stay in the neighborhood. Mitchell owns the Ideal Soul Mart at the corner of Angelina Street and Rosewood Avenue.

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12th & Chicon: A Corner of Change and Diversity

On one East Austin corner, Bobby Mitchell operates Ideal Soul Mart, Ideal Beauty Salon, and Swamp Daddy’s Cajun food truck. Inches away, Charles Carver operates a law office from an Airstream in the parking lot. The convergence of these varied services is emblematic of the new businesses moving into the neighborhood.

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Texas Standard: January 24, 2017

Another twist in a 6 year legal battle over voter ID, was the controversial Texas law crafted with the intent to discriminate? Also, for some 70 years the US has been at the forefront of pushing liberal democracy as a way to maintain peace and order around the world. That status quo potentially upended by…

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Texas Standard: January 23, 2017

Texas billionaire Ross Perot once warned of a giant sucking sound. Today: a stunning vindication? We’ll explore. Plus, what’s called school choice, set to explode as a front page issue this week. As lawmakers make it a top priority, how’s it supposed to work exactly? We’ll have a crash course. Also, what appears to be…

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12th & Chicon: Honoring Austin Blacks in Baseball

The Black Senators, Austin’s black baseball team in the first part of the 20th century, played at Downs Field in East Austin. The field is now home to the Huston-Tillotson University Rams. Houston artist Reginald Adams and members of the East Austin senior center are commemorating the players by crafting murals.

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Judge Robert L. Wilkins (Ep. 7, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and author of Long Hard Road To Truth: The 100 Year Mission To Create The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Higher Ed: Key Element of Effective Learning

What would you say is the quintessential element of effective learning: Intelligence? Persistence? Skills?  In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss what Ed argues is that key element: change. It’s a scary word and concept for many. Our comfort zones are much easier…

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