Monthly archives for December, 2018

Texas Standard: December 31, 2018

No matter where you are, it’s beginning to look like New Years. But before we say ta ta to 2018, we look back at the year that was on a special edition of the Texas Standard:

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Trymaine Lee (Ep. 4, 2019)

In Black America producer and host discusses social issues and the role of race, violence, politics and law enforcement in news coverage with Trymaine Lee, an award-winning and highly regarded news correspondent for NBC and MSNBC.

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KUT Weekend – December 28, 2018

Our favorite stories of 2018 in this special year-end edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Carrie Fountain with Girl Scout Troop 42607 on Galway Kinnell

Happy holidays! In this wholesome edition of This is Just To Say poet and novelist Carrie Fountain joins Girl Scout Troop 42607 from Lee Elementary School to discuss the meaning of “Crying” by Galway Kinnell.

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Resolution [Re-Broadcast]

Happy 2019! It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke  explain in this 2015 edition of Two Guys on Your Head, real change takes planning and hard work.

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Texas Standard: December 28, 2018

The border remains the top issue in national politics, but in Texas it’s also a local issue. We’ll hear from a state representative on the latest in her district. Plus, Texas is once again one of the deadliest states for law enforcement officers. We’ll break down the numbers including a disturbing trend involving firearm deaths….

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New Year’s Eve

How do you celebrate? Or do you? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: December 27 2018

Hundreds of asylum seekers released in El Paso with little warning, straining resources and highlighting big issues at the border. We’ll talk with Bob Moore in El Paso about the latest. Also, race and criminal justice: we’ll take look at just how different America’s prison population is from the population at large and why. Plus…

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Texas Standard: December 26, 2018

Some observers say the Lone Star State is experiencing a moment: we’re turning it into an hour as we go deep in the art of Texas on a special edition of the Texas Standard. From a major face lift at Houston’s museum of fine arts to a renaissance of Texas music spreading far and wide…

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Texas Standard: December 25, 2018

No matter where you are, peace on earth, goodwill to all: it’s a special edition of the national news show of you know where. We hope you’re having a very merry December 25th, and we thank you for taking some time out of your day with us. we’ve made our list, we’ve checked it twice,…

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Texas Standard: December 24, 2018

Demographic shifts and low reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare add up to trouble for Texas’s rural hospitals. When a rural hospital shuts down it can have ripple effects, the health professionals leave and so do the pharmacists, creating healthcare deserts. And it’s not just physical health. Texas is also facing an enormous shortage of psychiatrists,…

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Frank Washington, pt. 2 (Ep. 3, 2019)

Producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Frank Washington, Managing Partner and Editor, about the history and future of the automobile industry, and the challenges brought about by growing digitalization and technological advancements in the industry.

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KUT Weekend – December 21, 2018

Gus Garcia, the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, dies at 84. Plus, Governor Greg Abbott says he might offer Texans an alternative to Obamacare. And our listeners tell us what it means to be a ‘real’ Austinite. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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Exercise & Sleep

The two cheapest and easiest things we can do for our health is sleep more and exercise more, so why don’t we do it? Sleep and exercise have an immense impact on physical and mental health both in the moment and for your future self. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr….

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Texas Standard: December 21, 2018

Another high profile resignation shakes the Trump administration, we’ll explore what Jim Mattis’ departure means. Plus, there’s a cost associated with being behind bars, but getting released also comes at a cost. We’ll run the numbers. Also one expert shares his ideas for the perfect children’s gift that won’t cost you a penny. And when…

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Family During The Holidays

It’s the time of the year when families get together across the miles, across the generations, and across the political spectrum. For better or for worse, that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: December 20, 2018

Will this be the legislative session that fixes the way Texas funds public schools? We’ll explore new recommendations. And speaking of the legislative session, there are new bills filed. We ask lawmakers why certain bills are near and dear to their hearts. We also say goodbye to members of the Texas delegation in Washington. And…

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Texas Standard: December 19, 2018

Texas requires contractors to sign a pledge against boycotting Israel. Is that a violation of the First Amendment? A legal challenge to a new state law today on the Texas Standard. This time yesterday we told you about landmark legislation on criminal justice–with passage in the Senate last night, we’ll hear why some behind bars…

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When Can You Call Yourself A Real Austinite? Y’all Had Some Ideas.

Maybe being an Austinite is more than a checklist. SUBSCRIBE on iTunes or RSS

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Remembering Donald Hall

Poet Donald Hall passed on June 23, 2018. On this edition of This is Just To Say poet and novelist Carrie Fountain celebrates his life and work.

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