Monthly archives for April, 2017

Daddy King w/ Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., pt. 2 (Ep. 21, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion of the King family history and its role in the Civil Rights Movement as chronicled in Daddy King: An Autobiography by Martin Luther King, Sr., with the author’s grandson, Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.

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Higher Ed: Teachers and Teaching

Teachers. We’ve all had some great ones, and we’ve all had some teachers who didn’t rank among the best. What makes a good teacher? How has the profession changed over time? How has technology impacted the way teachers do their jobs? In this week’s episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern…

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KUT Weekend – April 28, 2017

A proposal to punish “sanctuary cities” clears a major political hurdle in the Texas legislature. Why people are racing lawn mowers in the Texas Hill country. And that glass of Texas wine might not be as Texas as you think. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: April 28, 2017

Berkeley, Auburn—what about Texas colleges and universities? Should unpopular even offensive speech be protected on campus? The proposal today on the Texas Standard How do you fix a broken political map? Here’s a hint, it’ll take more than tape. What’s at stake as a court takes up minority voting power in Texas. Are the democrats…

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Texas Spring

Wildflowers are dotting the highways, fireflies are flitting about during dusk and it’s still cool enough to sit outside most days. The telling signs of the spring season — and the anticipation of summer — inspired this week’s poem.

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What is the point of hate? It feels bad, it causes all kinds of problems, and it destroys relationships. So why did hate persist as we evolved? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of hate.

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Texas Standard: April 27, 2017

After a long night at the capitol, looks like a statewide ban on so-called sanctuary cities is all but a done deal. What happens next? That’s today on the Texas Standard. There’s more than a government shutdown to worry about: a prominent Texas lawmaker says what really on the line in the budget impasse: military…

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V&B – The Hook

It’s a story of the most influential movie never made, The Hook! KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Charlotte Canning and a cast of players to talk about the relationship between Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan, Blacklisting in Hollywood, and what this colorful past can teach us about our current social and political moment in the arts.

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Texas Standard: April 26, 2017

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a word? How the future for thousands could turn on a single definition: the story today on the Texas Standard. Texas lawmakers begin what could be a marathon debate over forcing Texas towns and cities to enforce federal immigration laws. We’ll have the latest….

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V&B: Youth, Family & Firearms

KUT’s Rebecca McInroy is joined by Guardian columnist Gary Younge, author of “Another Day in The Death of America,” and journalist Alex Hannaford, to talk about the myths and the realities of gun deaths in the US, the media, and how we’ve come to see gun violence as normal.

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The Write Up: George Saunders

In this episode of The Write Up, Owen talks to George Saunders about craft, ecstatic empathy, and the afterlife in his new novel Lincoln in the Bardo.   George Saunders is an award winning and New York Times bestselling author of essays, short stories, novellas, and children’s books. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker,…

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Texas Standard: April 25, 2017

Feeling the sting: Texas officials worry about the return of a major health threat, and why those most at risk aren’t paying attention…The story today on the Texas Standard. If you build it they will—sue? NPR’s John Burnett tells us how a 40 year old treaty could be a brick wall for the wall… People…

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Texas Standard: April 24, 2017

A possible government shutdown, the fate of the border wall, what could make the week busier? How about renegotiating NAFTA? The story today on the Texas Standard. It’s not just Donald Trump who’s ready for a NAFTA redo: we’ll talk with the Mexican Economic Minister who says he think’s it needs a revamp, too…and soon….

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Daddy King w/ Isaac Newton Farris (Ep. 20, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the influence of Martin Luther King, Sr. (Daddy King), on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. former CEO of the King Center and grandson of Martin Luther King, Sr.

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Higher Ed: Studying Abroad

In this episode, a question from a “Higher Ed” listener: her daughter is a sophomore in high school who has started attending college fairs and reading online about schools. The family is interested to know more about the impact of studying abroad on a student’s education. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s…

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KUT Weekend – April 21, 2017

The Texas legislature gets closer to overturning Austin’s ride-hailing rules. Sleep experts support an Austin City Council ambition to make council meetings end earlier. Report warns Red River Street’s music venues are “endangered.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Whether you call them fireflies or lightening bugs, these little insects were the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo segment.

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Being Late

Have you ever wondered why some people are always punctual, even early, and other are perpetually late? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about some of the psychology behind synchronizing our cultural and personal “clocks”, and how to put yourself in a less anxious…

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Texas Standard: April 21, 2017

Police shootings caught on smartphones grab the headlines…but what about other deaths in custody? The results of a new investigation today on the Texas Standard. The State of Texas wants its drugs back. The FDA says: not gonna happen. A looming showdown over a deadly cocktail. State law that says kids need to ‘click it’…

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Texas Standard: April 20, 2017

Texas is number 1- for reports of improper teacher student relationships- and the numbers continue to rise. Why and what can be done today on the Texas Standard. An alternative to the much debated senate bathroom bill does not require people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate. We’ll hear…

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