Monthly archives for December, 2019

Texas Standard: December 31, 2019

Immigration, elections, new laws, challenges to natural resources. What were the top stories in Texas during 2019? That’s our focus for this hour. On this New Years Eve, we’re refocusing the rear view mirror on the year that was. We’ll hear from Victoria DeFrancesco Soto of the LBJ School at UT-Austin, Brandon Rottinghaus of the…

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Texas Standard: December 30, 2019

It’s time to take a look at what Texas’ political parties are planning for the year 2020. A sneak peek to their strategies today on the Standard. With heavy hearts we bring you the latest on the shooting at a house of worship in White Settlement, Texas. What if what was once a symbol of…

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All Things Drake

This week on The Breaks: Hosts Confucius and Fresh discuss Drake’s interview on the Rap Radar podcast where he talks about his reaction to the Pusha T diss track “The Story of Adidon.” They talk about Keyshia Cole’s reaction to the  O.T. Genasis song “Cuz” which is a parody of her song “Love.” Austin rapper Flyboy…

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Joe Lovano

What does it mean to create a legacy? How do we hold at once the future and the present as we move through the world? In this installment of Liner Notes with Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, we learn about the life and career of jazz great Joe Lovano, who continues to collaborate and…

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Cheryl Grace (Ep. 4, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s Senior Vice President of Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, and co-creator of the 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series Report on African Americans.

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Texas Standard: December 27, 2019

Oh, when a number tells a story and leads to an investigation. The Texas Education Agency says some numbers are not adding up, we’ll explore. Plus: “Red State Blues”. Sounds like a song but it’s a thorough analysis on how red are red state policies. And we’ll be talking to the directors of “Confession Killer”…

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The Psychology of Giving and Receiving (Rebroadcast)

We give for many reasons, and most of the time it feels pretty good. But when you’re on the receiving end of generosity, feelings can be mixed. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of giving and receiving.

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Texas Standard: December 26, 2019

The most powerful factor in the Texas economy? Energy. This hour, we’ll explore how changes out west are affecting the entire landscape of the Lone Star State. They used to call it the fracking boom. New technologies that made it possible to extract more oil and gas from the ground. Texas’ Permian Basin has become…

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Texas Standard: December 25, 2019

From what was once the furthest frontier of the west, a mission to the furthest frontier of humankind. From Texas to the moon on this special edition of the Texas Standard. On July 20th 1969, the world held its breath as astronauts from the United States did something nearly unimaginable. But the pathway to the…

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Texas Standard: December 24, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like 2019 all over again? On this Christmas eve, we’re telling some of our favorite stories from the year that was. From the Texas Capitol City, this hour we’ll be criss crossing the state. From deep west Texas, to the Rio Grande Valley, up and east to the Piney…

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Texas Standard: December 23, 2019

He calls it powered by people, but there’s one ex presidential contender clearly powering the group to prominence. What it could mean for Texas in 2020. Also, law enforcement warning that there’s a certain type of trafficking on the rise in the borderlands and its causing cacti to disappear. And why 2020 could turn into…

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Glen Crawley (Ep. 3, 2020)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Glen Crawley, co-owner, with Kenny Garth, of ATX Hello Tours, a rare African American-owned helicopter tour service, located in Pflugerville, a suburb of Austin, Texas.

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KUT Weekend – December 20, 2019

Religious groups step in to provide contraception as Planned Parenthood gets sidelined in Texas. Plus, how does Austin’s school district move forward after its equity officer called a school closure plan racist? And who started the tradition of residents stringing up hoards of lights on a stretch of 37th Street? Those stories and more in…

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Texas Standard: December 20, 2019

The president promises 400 miles of border wall within the next year. But something’s in the way: miles and miles of private property. More today on the Texas Standard. What were the takeaways for Texas in last night’s democratic presidential debate? And what might it mean for Texas’ lone remaining contender in that race? also,…

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Where Are Your Pants?

Some folks just don’t like pants — even in the dead of winter. This Typewriter Rodeo poem is inspired by them.

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Norm Theory

You win some you lose some, right? It turns out that when it comes to the psychology of winning and losing there is a lot more at play. In part two of our series on the psychology of awards, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about Norm Theory.

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Who Started Austin’s 37th Street Christmas Light Tradition?

Austin’s 37th St. lights aren’t the only holiday light display in town, but it did draw this question about its origins.

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Texas Standard: December 19, 2019

The impeachment of a president- for the third time in history. Where did Texas’ lawmakers come down? The lowdown on how it all went down today on the Texas Standard. In November a bond proposition failed in Midland. But wait, there’s more: suddenly a box of votes turns up and what do you know- it…

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Texas Standard: December 18, 2019

A major victory against the US Army Corps of Engineers by home and business owners hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. How, and what happens next- today on the Texas Standard. Another lawsuit, this time coming in the aftermath of tropical storm Imelda raises questions about how the Houston region is grappling with climate change. We’ll…

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Texas Standard: December 17, 2019

A vote to impeach the President of the United States. As the hour approaches, the Texas delegation comes to terms with an historic vote. The latest coming up on the Texas Standard. How are Texas representatives voting on impeachment? The latest from Benjamin Wermund of the Houston Chronicle. Also the NBA tries to score big…

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