Monthly archives for March, 2020

Closet Recordings: Philip Levine

In this, the eighth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Mercy” by Philip Levine.

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Texas Standard: March 31, 2020

On the front lines in the war against COVID-19: how the fight is playing out in rural Texas, and the potential health crisis few are talking about. We’ll have the latest. Also, Texas counts! We all know that, right? But many worry that Texas might miss out on an important tally that could cost Texas…

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The Breaks Shelter in Place

Fresh and Confucius discuss how they and hip-hop artists are adjusting to social distancing measures.

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2020

Texas officials preparing for a scenario similar to New York and New Orleans, as the search for hospital beds kicks into high gear, we’ll have the latest. Senator John Cornyn announces Texas is set to get 237 million in additional emergency relief. He still faces pushback over comments about the origins of the Coronavirus. Also,…

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Closet Recordings: Adélia Prado

In this seventh edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “Guide” by Adélia Prado, translated into English by Ellen Doré Watson.

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Dr. Derrick E. White (Ep. 17, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of the rich history of Black college football and its contributions to the National Football League with Dr. Derrick E. White, Associate Professor of History and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.

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Texas Standard: March 27, 2020

Concerns about safety for people in detention and behind bars in Texas. Whats best for their health and efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19? We’ll explore. Also, a steep learning curve for stay at home students statewide, as well as their parents and teachers. We’ll hear about that challenge. And in a state that…

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Wind Farming

Texas leads the country in wind energy production — and more wind turbines are popping up across the Lone Star landscape all the time. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Crisis and Guilt

During this time of crisis, you might be at home feeling guilty that you aren’t doing more to help people. You might not know what to do. You might feel you ought to be doing more. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke answer a listener…

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Closet Recordings: Pablo Neruda and The Friday Poetry Lesson

On this special Friday edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to My Socks” and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos…

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Texas Standard: March 26, 2020

We’ve asked listeners statewide what questions do you have about the Coronavirus. Today, we’re getting some answers. Dr. Fred Campbell of the Long school of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio takes on listener questions about COVID-19. Plus, attention shoppers. A certain statewide grocer on the front lines of this crisis asking for help from…

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The Texas Polio Epidemic

The silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, if there is one, seems to be that it spares children. The polio epidemic that raged off and on in the United States for about 40 years did the opposite. Indeed, it seemed to focus on children. Whereas there is hope that COVID-19, like the flu, will weaken…

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Closet Recordings: Lucille Clifton

In this fifth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “Blessing The Boats,” by Lucille Clifton.

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Closet Recordings: Stanley Kunitz

In this fourth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Layers,” by Stanley Kunitz.

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Texas Standard: March 25, 2020

They are the toughest measures yet to deal with Coronavirus in Texas. What’s the real world significance of new stay in place orders in cities across the Lone Star State? We’ll take a closer look. Also, the tenth biggest economy in the world asks Washington for help. What Texas wants to do with that disaster…

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Closet Recordings: Wendell Berry

In this third of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Peace of Wild Things,” by Wendell Berry.

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Texas Standard: March 24, 2020

The state’s top financial officer tells lawmakers to brace for impact. Our conversation with Comptroller Glenn Hager. With more shelter in place orders kicking in, the state’s Comptroller says he’s seeing a major hit to Texas coffers as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. But how big a hit and what can be done? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: March 23, 2020

Dallas County becomes the first in Texas with orders to shelter in place. Reporters statewide join us with the latest on fight against the Coronavirus. Plus as Texas braces for economic fallout, how to plan in a time of uncertainty. Also the new school order across Texas, a return to college in a season of…

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Closet Recordings: Mary Oliver

In this second of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “When I am Among The Trees,” by Mary Oliver.

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Closet Recordings: William Stafford

As we all try to adapt to life during this pandemic, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain will add perspective and guidance through poetry. In the first of our special episodes of This is Just To Say titled, Closet Recordings, Fountain reads William Stafford‘s poem “For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid.”

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