April 21, 2015

What new UT Austin President Greg Fenves hopes to change in higher education. Plus, Walmart has closed 6 stores across different states for the same problem: plumbing. The thing is, no plumbing problems were reported. Now Walmart’s facing claims it closed the stores to prevent workers from union organizing. We’ll investigate. Also, ever wondered what…

April 20, 2015

Texas has a gambling problem and the addicts aren’t just the gamblers – but local governments too. Plus, massive layoffs at one of the biggest oil services companies in Texas. How could this possibly be a good sign? Also, it’s high noon for hospitals across Texas, as the federal government threatens to withhold billions. And…

Janet Cheatham Bell (Ep. 19, 2015)

In Black America host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Janet Cheatham Bell, publishing consultant, editor, and author of “Not All Poor People Are Black and other things we need to think more about.”

Strange Fruit (4.19.15)

“Strange Fruit” is a song, made famous by Billie Holiday, who would often sing it to close her shows when she would perform, discouraging applause from the audience when she sang it. Holiday had a difficult time recording the song, but upon the urging of her friends at Commodore Records, she recorded it for the first…

KUT Weekend – April 17, 2015

New poll examines Austin’s views on culture and politics….a new online conversation about transportation in Austin that could lead to short-term pilot projects….and a chat with the director of a Tony Award-winning play about LBJ that opened in Austin this week. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe here: http://weekend.kut.org

April 17, 2015


Ah, it’s the best time of the year. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and…the pollen is high. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo by Sean Petrie.

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The 2014 NFL Season and Super Bowl XLIX (Ep. 18, 2015)

In Black America presents Super Bowl Week remarks by NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell, and interviews with USA Today sports journalist Jarrett Bell and KXAS Sports Director Newy Scruggs.

Higher Ed: Creating New Knowledge

What does it take to do heavy duty research and generate new ideas in an academic field? A pile of degrees and years and years spent closed off in a room with noses to the grindstone? Not necessarily! In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger…

Herbie Hancock (4.12.15)

Herbie Hancock is an American pianist, and composer who’s musical collaborations span the breadth of everyone from Clark Terry and Miles Davis, to Joni Mitchell and Kanye West. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about what the life and work of Herbie Hancock can teach us about dedication,…


You know what they say about death and taxes… the approaching IRS deadline was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.

KUT Weekend – April 10, 2015

What’s with all the tree pollen….Rick Perry reinvents himself…and the fight over “sanctuary cities.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe here: http://weekend.kut.org

April 10, 2015

Bonus: Gender and Negotiation

Men and women can approach negotiation a lot differently and that can influence many aspects of their personal and professional lives. In this unedited bonus clip Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk a little bit about the role of gender in negotiation, and also a little bit about negotiation and children.


Negotiations are everywhere, in almost every element of our daily lives, yet how do we understand negotiations? It turns out that the way we frame the idea of negotiation has a lot to do with how we understand value and happiness. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr….

April 9, 2015