Monthly archives for January, 2018

Texas Standard: January 31, 2018

How was President Trump’s first State of the Union? You might not be surprised that it depends on who you ask. We’ll have a Texas perspective. Also the Texas Rangers are getting involved in an investigation into a US Gymnastics team facility outside of Huntsville, we’ll have the latest. And Houston consistently sits towards the…

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Texas Standard: January 30, 2018

He hasn’t said anything yet, but everyone has something to say about President Trump’s first State of the Union. We’ll get some insight. Plus, if dreamers become citizens there will be many fees involved. Could that pay for a border wall? We’ll check the math. Also, unpacking some headlines that caught our attention: are millennials…

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Texas Standard: January 29, 2018

A vote to censure a prominent Texas lawmaker on his way out of office. What the move says about the state of the state’s GOP. Also, the disaster relief bill that would send tens of billions of dollars to Harvey devastated parts of Texas is still on hold in Washington. Why some of the state’s…

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Higher Ed: Civility, Outrage, and Discourse

Those in higher education have a lot on their minds these days: the new tax law; immigration; affordability; the cost of education; and how those impact teaching and learning. Educators are also thinking about how people discuss those topics. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr….

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A Tribute to Alex Haley (Ep. 8, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, who died in 1992. Haley was an acclaimed writer best known for Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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Presenter’s Paradox

When thinking about how we present ourselves, say at a job interview, we might think that the more good stuff we tell our prospective employer the better. However, that’s not really the case. Our best assets can be overshadowed by the average of all we present. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head,…

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The Flu

A poem for everyone who is under blankets on the couch.

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KUT Weekend – January 26, 2018

Austin ISD delays decision to rename schools named after Confederate figures. Plus, the Cold War origins of Austin’s emergency alert system. And a new downtown restaurant specializes in high dollar “modern Mexican” cuisine. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2018

The pot is sweetened: a proposed path to citizenship for 1.8 million. But is the overall flavor of the deal too terrible for many lawmakers? We’ll explore. Plus, the hub of Harris County’s criminal justice system has been closed because of Hurricane Harvey flooding, and could be for years to come. And in Marfa a…

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Texas Standard: January 25, 2018

The mayor of Plano joins a boycott of a meeting with president Trump. The mayor of McKinney says that was a mistake, we’ll have the latest. Also, governor Abbott appeals to the Trump administration to get money to fund the state’s healthy Texas women’s program. But why was it being withheld in the first place?…

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How Do Emergency Alert Systems Work In Austin?

The story behind that annoying weekly test of the Emergency Alert System.

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Plumbing The Depths of Jacob’s Well

When settlers first came upon Jacob’s Well near Wimberley around 1850, they did not encounter a swimming hole. They discovered a magical fountain of beautifully clear water, 12 feet in diameter, sometimes spouting four or five feet above the surface. They named it Jacob’s Well because of its Biblical magnificence. Over the next 70 years,…

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This is just a note to let you know what we’re up to with the podcast. We have a three-part piece on the herbicide glyphosate coming out soon, and then we’ll be back on track for the bi-monthly shows. Until then, check out The Secret Ingredient Podcast page at Facebook, and listen back to our…

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Texas Standard: January 24, 2018

Is Texas an epicenter for human trafficking? A bust in Texas’ biggest city points to how bad the problems become, we’ll explore. Also after California, Texas has more military bases and active duty servicemen and women than any other state: now a groundbreaking study on what can be done to help those with Post Traumatic…

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Texas Standard: January 23, 2018

Why did President Trumps voter fraud commission ask for the names of all hispanic voters in Texas? The story not be what it seems, we’ll have details. Also wildfires shut down two interstates and force evacuations west of the metroplex. Welcome to wildfire season 2018: we’ll hear what the experts at Texas A&M are bracing…

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Put Yah Foot in It (Ep. 3)

Kitchen Diva Angela Medearis talks about the history and concepts of African American cuisine. Jackie also talks about the movie “Soul Food” and her theory of how Big Mama led to her own demise.

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Texas Standard: January 22, 2018

A surprise in Texas election year politics: one of the state’s biggest unions turns its back on the democrat hoping to unseat Ted Cruz, we’ll have the latest. Also, he’s supposed to be second in command in the Lone Star state and yet some believe when it comes to power, the number two is number…

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Higher Ed: What “Like” Means In Education

We know what it means to “like” something. But does that word carry extra meaning in education and learning? What does it mean when students say they “like” a class or fear a teacher doesn’t “like” them? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger…

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Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 7, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, stand-up comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, the story of her journey from an impoverished childhood to her current success.

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KUT Weekend – January 19, 2018

Why a warming arctic could be responsible for cold spells in Texas. Plus, the story behind the upper and lower decks of I-35. And why people are developing a community of tiny homes just outside the Austin city limits. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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