Monthly archives for March, 2018

Guns (Re-broadcast)

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind both sides of America’s ongoing debate about firearms and gun control.

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KUT Weekend – March 30, 2018

After the serial bombings, uncomfortable truths emerge about racial divides in Austin. Plus, CodeNEXT could be put to voters in November. And why Texas wine keeps getting better and better. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2018

Through hail and high water, communities in Texas stand again because the weather is NOT gonna keep us down. Join me for a virtual tour. We’ll hit Refugio, Port Arthur, Austin and even Washington DC. Plus, the bombs that destroyed the facade of racial harmony: we’ll tell you more. And who exactly is Ronny Jackson?…

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Forgot Your Password?

Maybe you’re the type who has one password for every account. But, if you’re like us, you have a few that you alternate between — and remembering which one goes to which account can be maddening. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: March 29, 2018

Shakeup at the V-A: Texas is home to the second largest population of veterans in the U.S. We’ll explore what changes at the top could mean. Also, some Texas city and county leaders want the option to change open meeting rules in an emergency. We’ll look at why they’re pointing to Harvey as evidence. And…

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Texas Standard: March 28, 2018

A controversial change already facing a legal challenge: how might Texas be affected by a new citizenship question in the next US census? We’ll explore. Also, five months after a massacre in Sutherland Springs, church officials announce new plans to rebuild, we’ll hear the latest. And what if you could compare the earnings potential of…

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Texas Standard: March 27, 2018

A one on one debrief with the interim police chief of the Texas capitol city in the aftermath of the serial bomber, we’ll explore the latest details in the case. Also, Facebook is in meltdown mode with users leaving investigations opening and calls for regulation or more. What digital privacy protections exist for Texans? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: March 26, 2018

More than a billion dollars green lighted for a physical barrier on the Texas border. The start of the new wall or something else? We’ll take a closer look. Also, after traveling the world in support of the Trump administration and fighting with his boss, what’s Rex Tillerson’s next move? Why Tillerson may be on…

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The Bart Starr Awards (Ep. 16, 2018)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the 31st Annual Super Bowl Breakfast, with Baltimore Ravens tight end and 2018 Bart Starr Award recipient Benjamin Watson, along with Bart Starr, Jr. and NFL coach Tony Dungy.

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Kindness

On this special edition of This is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy share Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness” and discuss the importance of poetry today.

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Higher Ed: Respecting Young Learners

Students and young scholars may not have had as much time in the classroom, but that doesn’t mean their work lacks insight, value and rigor. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss the valuable contributions younger learners can make, and how society can…

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KUT Weekend – March 23, 2018

A serial bomber detonated a device in his car after being hunted down by law enforcement. Plus, the stories of the two people he killed. And why won’t law enforcement label it “terrorism”? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Samuel Walker: The Real Walker, Texas Ranger

One of the most fascinating Texas Rangers of all time was Samuel Hamilton Walker — no relation, we should say right off the bat, to Chuck Norris’ fictional character Cordell Walker. Many Ranger aficionados rate Sam Walker the second-most-important Texas Ranger of all time, behind Jack Coffee Hays, with whom Walker rangered. Now that’s a…

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The Afterlife of Antiques

Antique stores dot the Texas landscape – often taking over old gas stations or restaurants – and filled past the brim with the belongings of yesteryear. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: March 23, 2018

It’s been more than half a year since harvey and is anyone testing the water near Houston? Some reporters just did, and what they’re finding is alarming, we’ll explore. Also, much is being made of why officials aren’t calling the Austin bomber a terrorist. We’ll hear an explanation. And after a church shooting that stunned…

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Extra: Talking To Kids About The Recent Bombings in Austin

Dr. Art Markman offers some advice on how to talk to your children about the Austin bombings.

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#AustinBombings

In this special edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Rebecca McInroy talk about the psychology of the current moment in Austin and how to negotiate moving forward following the traumatic events of this month.

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Texas Standard: March 22, 2018

A video considered a confession, but police say it doesn’t reveal a motive, we’ll have the latest on the Austin serial bomber. Also, after years of record-setting growth, what are the new census numbers telling us about the state of Texas? We’ll find out. And are you concerned over how your private data is being…

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Texas Standard: March 21, 2018

With more than 500 federal state and local agents closing in, the Austin serial bomber blows himself up by the side of I-35. What we’re learning about the 24 year old behind a series of bomb attacks that gripped the state capitol city. We’ll speak with the mayor of Austin, Steve Adler on what might…

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Texas Standard: March 20, 2018

North of San Antonio, an explosion at a federal express facility raises new challenges in the investigation of Austin’s serial bomber. Also joining us, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee Texas congressman Michael McCaul on the federal response to the bomb attacks in the Texas capitol city. Also, is Mexico finally getting the…

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