Monthly archives for February, 2018

Texas Standard: February 6, 2018

ISIS: mostly defeated. But is the Taliban gaining ground? Military engagements may be changing overseas but the message to troops here in the US: deploy or get out. We’ll take a closer look at the situation. And a new TV series is retelling the story of the FBI siege on the Branch Davidian compound outside…

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Black Women’s Roles in Horror (Ep. 4)

Explore black women’s role and portrayal in horror films and literature with University of Texas at San Antonio race, gender and horror scholar Kinitra Brooks. Special guest host La’Kayla Williams also performs DaLyah’s tarot card reading on this hair-raising episode.

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Texas Standard: February 5, 2018

Botched executions: that’s the claim from the attorneys of the latest man put to death in Texas. We’ll examine the details. Also it’s incredibly delicate work: manufacturing and maintaining the country’s nuclear weapons. Why a new contract could be putting that work at an Amarillo plant at risk. And Mexico’s state owned petroleum company is…

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Survival Of The Weirdest (For My Cats, And Yours)

The feline mind is a mystery, even to those to choose to have cats around. But you have to admit – it’s never dull. That is the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Higher Ed: Who’s Really In Control of Learning

A lot of people have input when it comes to formal education: teachers, students, administrators, staff, and parents, just to name some. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss who out of all those groups, though, is actually in control of the quality…

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A Tribute to Ruth Brown (Ep. 9, 2018)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 conversation with the late Ruth Brown, the legendary Rhythm and Blues singer, known as the Queen of R&B, who died in 2006.

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KUT Weekend – February 2, 2018

Why some views of the Texas Capitol building are legally protected in Austin. Plus, how have private prisons fared under President Trump? And a local organization training children to become film makers. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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How vs. Why Knowledge

Because we know “how” things work sometimes we think we understand “why” these things work as they do, and that can be a problem. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the difference between “how” vs. “why” knowledge, and why it’s important to recognize…

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Texas Standard: February 2, 2018

Have you seen maps of political districts that just look like they were drawn to achieve some certain result? We’ll explain how math could identify and prevent gerrymandering. Plus Mexican-American Studies are slowly gaining traction in school districts across Texas. We’ll look at why it’s been delayed at the state level and how some school…

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What Are Capitol View Corridors?

State and city efforts to preserve views of the Texas Capitol have led to some oddly-shaped buildings in downtown Austin.

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Texas Standard: February 1, 2018

It could be more penny-pinching ahead for Texas lawmakers and the state budget. We’ll get the economic outlook from the Texas controller. Plus one year after President Trump announced an executive order restricting travel from some Muslim-majority countries. Now Texas immigrants from those countries still face uncertainty. We’ll have the story. And taking the pulse…

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