Monthly archives for February, 2020

KUT Weekend – February 28, 2020

A warm winter and the weird things it does in Austin. Plus, why do people in Travis County vote at grocery stores? And the Godfather of Austin’s club scene. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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Part I: Being Black at UT 63 Years After Integration

400 years ago, a group of 20 enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for the express purpose of working the land, thus beginning one of the most shameful periods in America’s history. Although Diversity and Inclusion have become a mission of so many academic and corporate entities, the vestiges of…

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Audience Q&A: Being Black At UT 63 Years After Integration

400 years ago, a group of 20 enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for the express purpose of working the land, thus beginning one of the most shameful periods in America’s history. Although Diversity and Inclusion have become a mission of so many academic and corporate entities, the vestiges of…

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Texas Standard: February 28, 2020

As Texas barrels toward Super Tuesday, democratic presidential candidates are scouring the state for delegates. We’ll hear how Elizabeth Warren says she plans to deal with some of the top issues facing Texas. Also another sort of battleground in the Lone Star State as parties scramble to get newcomers registered. Plus the week in Texas…

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Leap Year

2019 brings with it something extra special — an extra day in February! What will you do with it? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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What Is The History Behind Polling Locations In Grocery Stores In Austin?

Voting should be easy, right? Well, can it get any easier than going to your local supermarket? KUT’s Jimmy Maas has the history behind what’s become an election season tradition in Austin.

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Why We Want To Predict The Future (Kind Of)

Predictions about the future can make us feel good, but only to a certain extent. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology behind why and what we want to know when it comes to what’s coming up.

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Dexter Gordon

Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon.

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Texas Standard: February 27, 2020

Democrats in the presidential race sticking around the Lone Star State to do something here they haven’t in recent election cycles: campaign. We’ll have some tips. Lots of change in Texas since the last time democratic presidential candidates fought door to door for delegates. We’ll have a primer on what not to take for granted,…

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Austin’s Club Scene Has A Godfather. Here’s His Story.

Yorkie Louie is known as the Godfather of Clubbing in Austin. But his story is more complicated than that. Someone asked about him for our ATXplained spin-off, Hi, Who Are You?.

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Texas Standard: February 26, 2020

In a city with a reputation as laid back, anger over homelessness is beginning to boil over. The emotions behind a recall push in Austin, we’ll have details. Also, did anything change as the result of last nights presidential debate? Bernie Sanders’ status as front runner putting some top Texas democrats into panic mode. We’ll…

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The Texas Coral Snake – Beautiful and Occasionally Dangerous

Twice in the last three years I’ve seen good sized coral snakes in my yard. Both times I relocated them deep into the woods nearby. Their presence troubles me because there are often young children playing in my yard. If any were bitten by a Texas Coral Snake, though they probably wouldn’t die, they would…

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Myra Melford

Rabbi Neil Blumofe explores the life and work of pianist, improviser and composer Myra Melford.

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Texas Standard: February 25, 2020

The Supreme Court says it won’t intervene in a high profile Texas death row appeal. But that might not be their last word on the case of Rodney Reed, we’ll have details. Also after El Paso, Midland Odessa, Sutherland Springs and Santa Fe high, are attitudes about gun control shaping up to be a factor…

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Legacy, Legacy, Legacy

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh send their condolences to the family of local artist Chameleon Brenden Foster after his passing. They also talk about how, although legacies are important, new artists don’t have to be aware of everyone who came before them in order to thrive in the Austin Music Scene. They discuss…

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Texas Standard: February 24, 2020

Chants of Bernie growing louder- in Texas? What the caucuses in Nevada add up to for the Lone Star State. That story and a lot more today on the Texas Standard. This week we’re looking at the top line issues approaching November. Today, how much is health care going to move the body politic. We’ll…

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Texas Standard: February 21, 2020

Democratic State Senator John Whitmire is celebrating upcoming closures of two state prisons in his district. Why are some news organizations in Texas doing away with a shameful source of revenue? How is Dallas County finding housing for veterans experiencing homelessness? There’s an opportunity to invest in rural Texas – who will take it? Texas…

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The Late George Curry (Ep. 12, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with the late George E. Curry, formerly Editor-in-Chief of Emerge Magazine. Curry was a staunch champion of the Black Press until his death in August, 2016.

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Futurism

It turns out our relationship to the present has more to do with how we imagine the future than we might think. In this episode, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of futurism.

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KUT Weekend – February 21, 2020

We find out who’s behind the ‘funny little messages’ on signs along Austin roads. Plus, Austin landlords repeatedly cited for health and safety violations could get their right to rent revoked. And after a rise in mothers dying in childbirth, Texas came up with a plan. We find out how it’s going. Those stories and…

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