Monthly archives for February, 2019

Texas Standard: February 28, 2019

A key provision of the Texas open meetings act struck down by the state’s highest criminal court. We’ll look at what it means for government transparency. Also, the state’s school librarians read the fine print of a bill to hike teacher salaries, and they’re pushing back. We’ll hear from the state’s top librarian. Plus the…

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Texas Standard: February 27, 2019

Texas has a savings account soon to reach 15 Billion dollars. When it comes to spending it, there’s a surplus of ideas, and a deficit of agreement. We’ll take a look at what this adds up to. Also, a long cool dip into the Texas rainy day fund, or should we leave it untouched? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: February 26, 2019

A Texas led rebuke for President Trump? Congressman Joaquin Castro tells us how he’s pushing back against the border emergency declaration. Also, military defectors in Venezuela raise the stakes for strongman Nicolas Maduro after days of violence over aid supplies, we’ll have the latest. And Texas Governor Greg Abbott raising millions and millions of dollars,…

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Texas Standard: February 25, 2019

A male only military draft is unconstitutional says a federal court judge in Houston. Should women have to sign up for selective service? We’ll have the latest. Also, Texas is #1 in cases of a mystery polio-like illness striking children, according to last years numbers from the CDC. We’ll hear how TX doctors and parents…

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Higher Ed: Learning To Map “Baby” Steps To Reach Bigger Goals

For many people, goal-setting is an annual ritual perhaps fueled by the New Year and a commitment to make personal or professional improvements. But creating truly meaningful and achievable goals is a more complicated undertaking than simply tossing together a life “to-do” list. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr….

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Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 2 (Ep 12, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

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KUT Weekend – February 22, 2019

Why voter registration groups are fighting the state’s effort to remove suspected non-citizens from voter rolls. Plus, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s ties to the beer distribution industry and lobbyists. And the rules of the road for rentable electric scooters in Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Texas Standard: February 22, 2019

A botched drug raid in Houston sparks an FBI civil rights inquiry and a push to curb so-called no-knock police raids statewide. After the Las Vegas shooting, a ban on bump stocks has some Texans worried the feds are coming for their guns. Forget the guns, the feds will have a tough time coming for…

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Bless You

It’s the season for sneezin’ — and that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Actions and Intentions

We judge our own actions on our intentions, yet we take other people’s behaviors at face value. Is it acceptable to do something virtuous in light of ill intent? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss actions and intentions.

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Texas Standard: February 21, 2019

Two top Republicans in the House put their names behind a bill that could change how Texas handles capital crimes. That story coming up on the Texas Standard. 9 to nothing: rare unanimity in the US Supreme Court on a issue that some call policing for profit. We’ll hear what it might – or might…

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Texas Standard: February 20, 2019

Lawsuits mounting over the Texas Secretary of State’s efforts to purge voter rolls of suspected non-citizens, we’ll have the latest. Also, lawmakers promised a focus on education and now, a big push for an across the board pay raise of 5 thousand dollars. So why the muted applause from public school educators? We’ll find out….

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The Luckiest Letter in Texas

This is the story of what was luckiest letter ever mailed in Texas. It took about six months to reach its destination, which was Louisiana. But to say it was mailed is a bit of a stretch. It was handed to some people to be given to others and it bounced around a while, sat…

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Texas Standard: February 19, 2019

Two dead and five police officers wounded after a botched drug bust. Now the police chief in the state’s biggest city wants to end no knock raids, we’ll have the latest. Also, drug money and corruption rampant in Mexico, but also bad on this side of the border. We’ll talk to a reporter from the…

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Texas Standard: February 18, 2019

A construction on what at the border? As the wall gets the lion’s share of attention, a new facility for asylum seekers is going up. We’ll have details. Also, we often bemoan the growing political divide. But is it possible we were just born this way? A new book by a San Antonio based researcher…

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Higher Ed: Have We Entered A Geological “Age Of Humans?”

Earth’s millions of years of existence are divided into different time periods that chronicle its geological development. You may remember studying those in school (Cenozoic era, anyone?). But what is impacting earth right now? In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton discuss the call…

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Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 1 (Ep. 11, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

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KUT Weekend – February 15, 2019

Why there’s no easy way for Texas to vet its list of alleged noncitizen voters. Plus, how Texas lawmakers plan to address rising property taxes. And could an effort to renew the Longhorns-Aggies games pass the goal line? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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24 Hour News Cycle

We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss 24 hour news cycle.

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Texas Standard: February 15, 2019

Second shutdown apparently averted, but the focus remains on the border as the fight over a wall looks set to shift to a new venue, we’ll have the latest. Also, a property tax cut that could carry a high price tag for Texans. And honk your horn if you’re behind on your car payments…what a…

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