It’s Spring Break in Texas

Students across the Lone Star State are thrilled. They are on – or are about to be on – Spring Break. But, as Kari Anne Roy with the Typewriter Rodeo writes, parents across the Lone Star State may not exactly be celebrating.

March 12, 2015

For some, it’s a story half a world away, but for Patrick Maxwell, it’s personal-the Texan who took on ISIS. Also, post traumatic stress disorder-now there’s a genetic test for PTSD, but should there be? Also, call em’ lone stars-the millennial entrepreneurs. Plus, the proud reappropriation of the English language. All that and much more…

Charles Lloyd (3.15.15)

Charles Lloyd is an American musician who’s primary instrument is the tenor saxophone. He’s recorded with greats like Miles Davis, The Doors, The Beach Boys and most recently Jason Moran. He brings diversity and passion to each performance, and adds his own voice to divergent genres. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz…

March 11, 2015

Online outrage over racism at fraternities – how much are official responses dictated by social media? Also this hour a 23-year-old from North Texas comes up with a solution for kids dying in car seats. Plus, a jury tells hit makers Pharrell and Robin Thicke – you got to give it up. But is there…

The Future of Print

What to expect from books in the future as writers, readers and publishers. Join us as guest host Owen Egerton of the KUT podcast The Write Up, talks with Mary Helen Sprecht, Spike Gillespie, Neal Pollack about the future of publishing, how we consume books, and the changing world of writing. Views and Brews is…

March 10, 2015

The official vehicle of Texas goes from large to extra large why but at what cost to safety? Also, we’ll explore why other states are looking to Texas for criminal justice reform. Plus, a prescription for what ails us politically. All that and more and this episode of the Texas Standard:

March 9, 2015

A half a billion dollars in state contracts and zero oversight. Who’s minding how the money is spent? Also, expert advice on how to spend your own dollars smarter. Plus, how author James Patterson is saving libraries. All that and more on this episode of the Texas Standard:

Higher Ed: Happiness 101?

History, Biology, English, Calculus. Those are some of the more traditional subjects taught in classrooms. But what if happiness were taught in school? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss teaching happiness in school. What would that look like in a classroom? And if…

Daron Roberts (Ep. 13, 2015)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses collegiate academics and athletics with Daron Roberts, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin.

Amanda Eyre Ward

Amanda Eyre Ward on compassion, gratitude and “The Same Sky.” In this episode of The Write Up, Amanda talks with host Owen Egerton about the calling of telling stories of the voiceless and powerless, the importance of looking past politics and statistics to the faces of real people, and the ways in which exploring the…

KUT Weekend – March 6, 2015

Austin ISD cancels class but the ice storm sputters….the Austin Mayor’s controversial request for more staff….and do girls and boys learn better when they’re separated? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at

Texas Winter Drivers

Texas dealt with another round of winter weather this week. Some of it in North Texas was genuinely serious. Some of it in Central Texas – not so much. Sean Petrie with Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo writes this week about how the average Texan doesn’t have that much experience with icy roads.

Sleep and Age

Do we need less sleep as we age? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the relationship between sleep, age and cognitive decline.

March 5, 2015

Winter weather takes a toll on Texas with at least one death reported and a metroplex at a stand still. Plus, the brutal truth about barbecue chains. And the 85-year-old grandma from Houston who is a rising star in the movement to legalize pot. All that and more on today’s episode of the Texas Standard.

Race In America

Race in America This month’s episode recognizes Black History Month by bringing together several scholars for a discussion of race in contemporary America. As we look back on 2014, we celebrate the achievements of African-Americans, but we also find racial inequality and abuses of power and privilege that continue to endanger and oppress non-white Americans….

March 4, 2015

A jumbotron at a Texas high school and an ad depicting a tattooed Jesus turns into a federal case over religious liberty. Also, a plan to give report cards to Texas public schools and what kind of grades they’re bringing home. Plus, a candid conversation with UT football legend, Mack Brown. All that and more…

Klezmer & The Art of Mixed Dancing

Views and Brews is a discussion show taped live at the Cactus Cafe. In this episode KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, Itzik Gottesman, and David Gilden about the past, present, and future of klezmer music. Along with the interview, five bands join the stage to illustrate the various styles…

March 3, 2015

Are you vaccinated? Are you sure? Chances are the court doesn’t know either. Also, why grade inflation gets a pass around these parts. Plus, arguments tomorrow in a case that could alter healthcare for millions across Texas and beyond. All that and much more on today’s episode of the Texas Standard.

March 2, 2015

Texas money to fight terrorists abroad? Meet the group raising funds for Christian soldiers to take on ISIS. Plus: Peering into journals of every day Texans, and five things every Texan needs to do before they die. Also: Al-Shabaab on the Texas border -political propaganda or serious terrorist threat? All that and more, on this…

Jarrad Henderson (Ep. 12, 2015)

In Black America presents a conversation with Jarrad Henderson, award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and videographer and producer/director of “Beyond This Place: The Visual History of African American Fraternities and Sororities.”