Monthly archives for October, 2017

Texas Standard: October 31, 2017

You know about the looting as Harvey struck Texas? You sure about that? We’ll explore why the numbers and the narrative don’t match. Also, With Joe Straus not returning as house speaker, social conservatives in the Texas GOP are cheering, but some politics watchers out west wonder if that’s not premature. Why some think a…

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Texas Standard: October 30, 2017

The Manafort connection: what does his indictment mean in the search for answers to Russian election influence? We’ll have a Texas take. Also, can you go to jail for being late on a rental payment? Depends. In Texas, the price for missing your furniture bills could be jail. We’ll hear how, and what Texas lawmakers…

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Higher Ed: What Keeps Alumni Coming Back To Their Alma Mater

Some alumni just love the schools they attended and cannot wait to go back for Homecoming and Reunion. Other alumni say “good riddance” as soon as they get their diploma and never want to hear from their schools again. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr….

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Yvette M. Miley (Ep. 47, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Yvette M. Miley, Senior Vice President for MSNBC and NBC News and 2017 recipient of the Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Association of Black Journalists.

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KUT Weekend – October 27, 2017

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus resigns, sending shockwaves through state politics. Is it legal to post homemade “No Parking” signs in your yard? Plus, how a remodel hopes To replenish Austin’s endangered Barton Springs Salamander. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: October 27, 2017

Were the Dallas police behind the JFK assassination? Khrushchev thought so. We’ll explore what we’re learning 54 years later. Also, an undocumented 10 year old with cerebral palsy undergoes surgery in Corpus Christi and is detained by Border Patrol agents waiting outside the hospital. We’ll hear from her attorney. And non disclosure agreements are part…

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Uncertainty and Tragedy

On a recent Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talked about how to process tragedy through media in uncertain times. You can listen to the full conversation here, but we wanted to bring you a bit of it on this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your…

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Rustler’s Rhapsody

You don’t want to break the law in West Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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What’s The Deal With The Abandoned Home Depot On St. John’s?

The city bought this property 8 years ago, but since then, it’s just been vacant.

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Texas Standard: October 26, 2017

Some see it as the start of a new chapter in Texas politics, but some so-called moderates fear it could turn into a horror story. Joe Straus was seen as a voice of the republican establishment, a defender of business who steered the house chamber clear of some of the most contentious issues raised by…

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The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 46, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Greg Mathis, former Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District Court and host of the long-running reality TV program “The Judge Mathis Show.”

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Phill Wilson (Ep. 45, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr speaks with Phill Wilson, prominent AIDS activist and President and CEO of The Black AIDS Institute, a think tank with a mission of educating and mobilizing the African American community around HIV/AIDS issues.

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Jarrett Bell, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson concludes his conversation with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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Jarrett Bell, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Jarrett Bell, NFL columnist with USA Today and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, about his career as a sports journalist.

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Texas Standard: October 25, 2017

An Arizona republican senator opens up on Donald Trump: I will not be complicit. Does it change the political calculus in the reddest of red states? Arizona does have something of a history of republican mavericks, but with Senator Jeff Flake drawing a line in the sand over decency, could it resonate with Republican politicians…

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Texas Standard: October 24, 2017

As Washington prepares to declare an opioid emergency, an Amarillo lawmaker is tapped to take on the issue for Texas. We’ll hear his plan on how to fix the crisis. Also, the recriminations between President Trump and gold star families, front and center in the news: but which is the sideshow? That controversy, or the…

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Texas Standard: October 23, 2017

Today marks the start of early voting across Texas, but for what? Never fear, we’ll have real world explanations of what’s up for grabs at the polls. Grab a pencil and a small piece of paper and play along as we decide how we’re gonna cast our ballots in the constitutional contests now officially underway….

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Higher Ed: What Constitutes A “Good” Education

In a recent episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger answered a listener’s question about how to know when it’s the right decision to transfer schools. In this episode, they take that discussion a step further to answer a related and important question: how can students…

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KUT Weekend – October 20, 2017

Austin joins the frenzy of jurisdictions bidding to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Plus, is it legal to post homemade “no parking” signs in front of your house? And the first Muslim sorority at the University of Texas. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Wind

Alternative energy sources were the inspiration of this poem. Along with what you might call alternative alternative energy sources.

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