Monthly archives for April, 2018

Kaveh Akbar

Poet Kaveh Akbar shares his poem Being In This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler, from his collection “Calling A Wolf A Wolf.” He also talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about how he came to poetry, appreciating the lyricism of poems, and the value of reading widely. Kaveh Akbar and Caroline…

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Texas Standard: April 30, 2018

Reversed: Texas’ Voter ID law once found to discriminate on the basis of race now gets the green light. So what forms of ID will you need to bring with you to the polling place? That won’t change. We’ll hear how the court came down and why. Also, remember gas prices closing in on 4…

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Higher Ed: Competing Demands In Education Lead To Stress

The end of the school year is a busy time for students, faculty, staff, and families. Finals exams are looming; seniors may be on the hunt for a job; and many students have to say goodbye to friends and teachers. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and…

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Loren Walton (Ep. 21, 2018)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with Loren Walton, a promising young classical ballet dancer from Austin, Texas, regarding his aspirations and his experience of being a male African American ballet artist.

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KUT Weekend – April 27, 2018

The Austin City Council votes to rename two streets named after Confederate figures. Also, how scientists are making star stuff in labs here on Earth. And a hidden piece of Austin history falls underneath the shadow of road construction. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Leadership and Motivation

Leadership is not as easy as it might appear. At times even leaders themselves might not be aware of everything that makes their leadership effective. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about leadership and they muse about how it’s easy to work harder than…

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Texas Standard: April 27, 2018

Can the Governor force a disgraced ex Congressman to compensate taxpayers for the costs of a special election to replace him? We’ll explore your questions. Also, the National Rifle Association is coming to Dallas for its national convention next week. A writer for the Dallas Morning News says its coming full circle in a sense,…

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It’s that time of year when just breathing can be challenging in Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: April 26, 2018

Another Trump Administration official in the hot seat today after a slew of bad press. One who’s avoided negative attention? Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, we’ll explore. Also, the largest school district in Texas in turmoil? No permanent leader at the top and facing a potential state takeover. What’s going on with Houston ISD? Plus,…

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Texas Standard: April 25, 2018

The governor calls for an emergency election in a Harvey hit district that’s also lost its Congressman. Does the maneuver pass muster? By November 6th, voters in Texas 27th district will have one, two, three chances to cast a ballot for their representative to the US.. House. Confusing? We’ll walk you through it. Also a…

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What’s The Story With This Tiny Cemetery In The Highway Median?

Out by the Austin airport, there’s a tiny cemetery in a huge construction site. Who’s buried there? What will become of it? See more here.

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Texas Standard: April 24, 2018

Flattery will get you how far, exactly? How the French Prime Minister’s trying to cultivate a special relationship with the US President, and what it really means. Also, after the Cold War what happened to all those nuclear-tipped missiles? A lot of them wound up in Amarillo, and now, the stockpiles are adding up to…

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Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads from his new book of poems Wonderland and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about toxic masculinity, childhood, the origins of violence, and much more.

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Texas Standard: April 23, 2018

The state’s political maps: will they need to be re-drawn? The stakes are high in a case to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, we’ll have the latest. Also in Texas there’s a lot of love for Southwest. But today, lots of frustrated travelers as the Dallas based airline grounds nearly a hundred planes…

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Lemonade Anniversary Live Show Celebration (Ep. 8)

DaLyah and Jackie celebrate the two-year anniversary of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade with their first live show at the Tiny Texas Podcast Festival. They speak linguistics and Southern identity with Alexis McGee. McGee is a doctoral candidate in the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of English studying black feminist theory, black women’s language &…

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Higher Ed: The Teacher-Student Relationship

A college student requested a “Higher Ed” discussion about meaningful student-teacher relationships – both how to form them, and how those relationships could impact grades and behavior. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss how students and teachers can best engage each other…

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Dr. Brittney Cooper, pt. 2 (Ep. 20, 2018)

On this week’s program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation about black feminism and race and gender issues with Dr. Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, and author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.

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Texas Standard: April 20, 2018

Look! In the skies over Galveston. It’s a bird, it’s a plane… No, it’s a plane. And it just might be the next Concorde. NASA’s mission- today on the Standard. There’s a new policy for meetings at city hall in Amarillo. If you’re caught clapping you might get thrown out. An unusual policy to be…

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Grackles Be Stealin’

Those loud, black birds are infamous across Texas — and they were the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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KUT Weekend – April 20, 2018

An increase in homeowners protesting their property tax assessments. Plus, on the anniversary of the Waco siege, lessons learned by law enforcement. And why is a map on the floor of Austin’s airport filled with misspellings? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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