Monthly archives for May, 2018

Texas Standard: May 31, 2018

A first of its kind plan to address gun violence in public schools. What do the state’s school superintendent make of Governor Abbots outline? We’ll have school chiefs from San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Buena Vista weigh in on the governor’s proposals to stem gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Santa…

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Is It Bee Cave Or Bee Caves? And Where Are The Bees? 🐝

It’s a question that’s vexed people for years. But were there ever any bees?

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Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Best selling poet, writer, and slam performer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz reads her poem “The First Check-Up After My Mother Died” from her book How To Love The Empty Air, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about the possibility models  for her as a poet, what it means to grieve with an audience, and the…

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Texas Standard: May 30, 2018

After the Santa Fe massacre, and a week of roundtables, the Governor comes up with a blueprint to improve safety in Texas public schools, we’ll have the latest. Also, how high is that oft-cited wall between church and state? A new report from the associated press claims we’re witnessing an important moment for religiously conservative…

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Where Have All The Horny Toads Gone?

A couple of weeks ago I read a book called “The Lion the Living Room,” which was about how our domestic cats are just little lions. I thought, ‘that’s nothing. I grew up with dinosaurs in the alley.’ They looked for all the world like little dinosaurs – at least to us kids they did….

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Texas Standard: May 29, 2018

Astonishing allegations of misconduct and pervasive child abuse by US customs and border protection during the Obama years. 30 thousand pages of documents dated between 2009 and 2014, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, detail verbal, physical and sexual abuse of undocumented migrant children. We’ll hear some of the findings and what the government…

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Special: Pesticides, Science, and Subterfuge

In the 1970s Monsanto unveiled a miracle herbicide–Glyphosate. The pitch: it was as safe as table salt for people, but could flatten even the peskiest weeds. Farmers and homeowners alike have used the product ever since. Now, it shows up in detectable levels in many foods, and almost every American has some in their bodies….

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Texas Standard: May 28, 2018

People who’ve illegally immigrated to the United States with underage minors are being separated from their children. What’s happening to those kids? Over the weekend reports have spread that some 15 hundred kids seized by border agents are now lost, but is that story true? What’s happened to those kids? We’ll hear what’s behind the…

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The Honorable Greg Mathis (Ep. 25, 2018)

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

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KUT Weekend – May 25, 2018

Texas Democrats choose their candidate for governor. Plus, why undocumented parents could have to choose between a green card and services for U.S.-born kids. And the history behind the bell tower on Cesar Chavez Street. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Negotiation, Power, and Ourselves

Framing negotiations in terms of winning and losing w can set us up for disappointment, not only when it comes to how we negotiate with others but also how we negotiate with ourselves. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke off some other options that might…

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Texas Standard: May 25, 2018

The Lt. Governor mocked after the Santa Fe shooting for claiming Texas schools have too many entrances and exits, but is he right? After the Sandy Hook school massacre, the old building was raised and a new more secure building built in its place. One of the experts involved says Texas schools should reconsider their…

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Things Shaped Like Texas

Texans tend to love the shape of Texas — and to buy items, including food, in that shape. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: May 24, 2018

Can schools identify violent students before they commit mass murder? After Santa Fe, the mental health of students in the spotlight. Governor Abbott’s roundtables on gun violence after the Santa Fe High School massacre getting national attention. Now the governor is calling on mental health screening programs to identify would-be mass murderers, we’ll have more….

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What’s The History Behind That Bell Tower On Cesar Chavez?

At the end of Colorado Street on the north bank of Lady Bird Lake stands a six-story brick tower. So what’s it there for?

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Texas Standard: May 23, 2018

Lupe Valdez is the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. We’ll take a look at what she faces as she sets her sights towards the November Election, and Greg Abbott. Plus, we’ll break down the runoff results and hear from the political experts about which races surprised them and which could be clues to what could happen next…

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Texas Standard: May 22, 2018

Your vote does not count! …So think millions of Texans who are going to let a handful of others pick winners and losers. We’ll dive in to what you should look for in the runoffs. History tells us the vast majority of registered voters will not be casting a ballot in the primary runoffs today,…

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Conversations with Momma San (Ep. 10)

DaLyah talks sex, black, Southern identity, life advice for those 20-somethings and how to not get fired from Burger King with her own mom in this short bonus episode.

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Emmy Pérez

Poet Emmy Pérez reads her poem “Green Light Go” and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about living on the border as an act of resistance, the beauty of writing from anger, the healing power of the natural world, and much more.

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Texas Standard: May 21, 2018

A Texas GOP lawmaker says the governor should call a special session on gun violence. Has Santa Fe become a turning point in Texas? Governor Abbot has long opposed gun control, but after Friday’s massacre at Santa Fe high school south of Houston, the governor now he says he wants to lead a discussion on…

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