Monthly archives for March, 2017

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones (Ep. 13, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, retired Judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and author of Answering The Call:  An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America.

Tags: , , , , ,

Higher Ed: “Fake News” and Formal Education

A bill has been introduced in the California state legislature in 2017 that would add elements to school curricula to teach students to “judge the credibility and quality of information found on Internet Web sites, including social media.” We think we know fake news when we see it, right? Well, maybe not always. In this…

Tags: , , , ,

KUT Weekend – March 3, 2017

South by Southwest slammed for immigration language in its performance agreement. Nuclear waste dump sought in Texas. Why are Mexicans leaving the U.S.? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

Tags: ,

Haunted House

Some people believe in ghosts, others stand their ground and say they don’t exist. And some don’t quite believe in ghosts – but cautiously respect them when the lights go out at night. No matter what kind of (non)believer you are, we can all agree that spooky clowns are worse.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Privacy

Understanding what we want to make public and what we want to keep private might seem like an easy choice, however as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, when it comes to life on-line our brains aren’t quite equip to navigate the complexity of…

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: March 2, 2017

It’s been called unconstitutionally dangerous to Texas kids. Finally a fix for a failed child welfare system? That’s our top story today. Plus, thousands of Texans without voter ID went to polls anyway, signed affidavits and cast their ballots. Why 4 months later, some may face criminal charges. And the farm to table movement and…

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Texas Standard: March 1, 2017

In politics, style doesn’t normally trump substance. Does a change in tone portend a change in policy and if so how? We’ll explore. Also two Texas congressmen, one a democrat, the other a republican, tell us what they heard and what they didn’t in the president’s maiden address to Congress. Plus, the re-making of a…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,