Monthly archives for September, 2018

Higher Ed: Effective Correction

Most people do not necessarily enjoy being told when they are wrong. The formal education experience can at times seem like it is full of those moments – between corrections, grades, comments and evaluations.  In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton discuss ways to…

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KUT Weekend – September 28, 2018

How a sudden setback can lead to a renter’s eviction in Travis County. Plus, Austin spent millions of dollars moving people out of a flood plain, but now a new map puts some of them back in. And a new docuseries about the tacos of Texas! Those stories and more in this edition of KUT…

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Texas Standard: September 28, 2018

It’s a who’s who of Texas politics and it happens over one weekend each September. And we’re there- broadcasting live from the Texas Tribune Festival. Today we’re coming to you from one of the most iconic streets in Texas: Congress Avenue in Austin. Where thousands of political movers and shakers from across Texas and the…

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Midterms

As newscasters and other political junkies are fond of pointing out, only a few weeks remain until November’s midterm elections. And fewer reamin until the deadline to register to vote. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Reinvention

When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke at a recent Views and Brews…

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Texas Standard: September 27, 2018

A new phase in the fight over the Kavanaugh nomination gets underway, raising questions of what due process means in the Me Too era. The latest on the confirmation of President Trump’s high court nominee and placing the proceedings in a different sort of historical context. Also, the 5G revolution: experts tell us it will…

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Texas Standard: September 26, 2018

The Texas Attorney General is now getting involved in a court fight over whether Texas school children should be required to say the pledge of allegiance, we’ll explore the implications. Also, should toothless inmates in Texas be provided dentures? Right now, many are not. We’ll take a look at the policy some say needs to…

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Natalie Diaz

Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Natalie Diaz about her poetry project with Ada Limón for the New Yorker, “Envelopes of Air“, and much more.

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Texas Standard: September 25, 2018

Proposed changes to legal immigration here in the U.S. that would especially affect the poor. We’ll take a look at the possible impacts. Plus, President Trump has signed the largest VA budget ever. What the money is going towards and where it’s coming from. And we’ll head to Sonora, Texas where unprecedented flooding has damaged…

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How We Learn Language (Rebroadcast)

Can you remember what it was like for you to learn your native language?  Probably not, but why is that? As humans, we begin learning to speak our native language during the earliest stages of our lives, in infancy.  Most people don’t have many accessible memories from this period of development. How do we do…

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Texas Standard: September 24, 2018

9 people dead, 22 others injured, since 2006 because of natural gas leaks. What are Texas regulators doing about it? An investigative reporter with the Dallas Morning News tells us about dangers facing homeowners due to natural gas leaks and the failure of Texas regulators to to hold companies accountable. We’ll hear details. And going…

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Higher Ed: How Much Is Too Much On A College Application?

High school seniors have something extra added to their workload in the fall semester. Those who are going on to college have to navigate the college application process. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton dissect that annual dash to compile transcripts, test scores,…

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Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 2 (Ep, 42, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court Judge, civil rights activist, former college professor and department head, and author of There All The Honor Lies: A Memoir.

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Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 1 (Ep. 41, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court Judge, civil rights activist, former college professor and department head, and author of There All The Honor Lies: A Memoir.

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KUT Weekend – September 21, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s challenge to turn out Latino voters in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. Plus, how Texas farmers are being hit by tariffs. And an update on a child from El Salvador who became a symbol of the family separation crisis. Those stories and more this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: September 19, 2018

You’ve heard of the Friday night lights? On this September 21st, the main event across Texas: the Friday night fight: Cruz versus O’Rourke. It’ll be live nationwide, will you be tuning in? R.G. Ratcliffe of Texas Monthly joins us with a cheater’s guide to tonight’s first of three debates between democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke and…

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How None Of Us Read The Privacy Notifications

You know the feeling, you need to use an app or a piece of software and, suddenly, you encounter a big, legal document asking for your consent. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: September 20, 2018

They called it the Battle of the Sexes, although to many it resembled a circus. We’ll take a look at an event staged in Houston in the 70’s that reverberates even today. Also, the decision stands: the Supreme Court refuses to intervene in a lower court ruling that may force political nonprofits to reveal major…

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Texas Standard: September 19, 2018

A political upset in Texas: a Democrat friendly district picks a Republican to fill a vacated seat less than two months out from the midterms. On top of last night’s Republican win by Pete Flores over Pete Gallego for a vacated state Senate seat, new numbers suggest that tight contest between Ted Cruz and Beto…

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Out-Texas Me This!

About a month ago, my son went off to college with my Jeep, and I needed to get another vehicle. I had been truckless for a few years – a rare condition in my life – and I decided I wanted to fix that right away. For a long time, I had wanted a King…

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