Monthly archives for March, 2020

KUT Weekend – March 6, 2020

Austin cancels South by Southwest. Plus, why Tuesday’s primaries were just round one in some political battles. And how some Austin police officers are trying to build trust with young people. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

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The Psychology of Creation (Rebroadcast)

Tearing down something is quick, easy and often gratifying. What’s more time-consuming and difficult is creating, building and constructing. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, however, the reasons why we are more likely to criticize than create aren’t just about effort.

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Texas Standard: March 6, 2020

A plan to restore the faith of Harris county Voters on their election system can’t come fast enough, we’ll have details. Plus we’ll tell you everything we know about the Coronavirus and how to prepare. And if you’re struggling to find housing in Texas, you’re not alone. Apparently we are short by about half a…

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WWII Veterans

This Typewriter Rodeo poem came by request. If you have an idea for a poem, let Texas Standard know on social media or email [email protected]

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Richard Cahan (Ep. 13, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the career of legendary photographer Ernest C. Withers with Richard Cahan, author of Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers.

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Ralph Towner

Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe teaches us about multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and arranger Ralph Towner. Born in Washington, Towner incorporated improvisation into much of his work. 

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Texas Standard: March 5, 2020

More than two million Texans showed up to vote, but some of them had to wait for hours to cast a ballot. Voter suppression or mismanagement? We’ll explore. Plus now primary results are in, how useful were the polls leading up to the election? We’ll hear from one of the pollster at the University of…

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Bathroom Break

Sometimes it seems like movies are getting longer — or perhaps it’s that our ability to make it through the movie without a quick run to the restroom is getting weaker. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: March 4, 2020

Joe Biden may have won the popular vote in Texas, but it wasn’t a bust for Bernie Sanders. What are the top Takeaways from Super Tuesday in the Lone Star State? Texans Matthew Dowd of ABC news, Karen Tumulty of the Washington post and Victoria de Francisco Soto of the LBJ school among the experts…

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Texas Standard: March 3, 2020

It’s Super Tuesday in Texas. We’re connecting with reporters statewide to get a sense of how things are going at the ballot boxes. And just as the field of democrats challenging president Trump has dramatically fallen, so too will the number of challengers in a key senate race and many other contests statewide. And by…

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What We Love About Female Rappers

This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh explain what they love about the latest wave of female rappers like Megan the Stallion and City Girls. Both hosts talk about their frustration with Snoop Dogg’s episode of Red Table Talk, and express their disappointment with the negative energy people direct towards black women. They explain…

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Texas Standard: March 2, 2020

Despite big spending by the candidates in Texas including rally’s, robo calls and door to door canvassing, many Texas democrats say they’re still not sure who’ll they’ll vote for tomorrow. We’ll hear how they’re doing the political math. Plus, fear fueling a major price drop in a clash between the Texas energy industry and the…

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