February 13, 2015

A man convicted of murder nearly two decades ago – and the appeal that could get him off of death row. Plus, the oldest synagogue in Texas: Who tore it down, and why? Also: Poor grades? Low SAT’s? Perhaps you qualify for UT’s off-the-books admissions process. And a Valentine’s search for the real heart of Texas. All…

Rose Colored Glasses

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about all the factors that go in to why we attracted to certain people, while others just rub us the wrong way from the beginning.

February 12, 2015

Groups pushing gun rights set their sights on Austin – and campus carry is the target. President Obama wants new authority to take on Islamic terrorists as his strategy in Yemen crumbles. Plus: How the craft beer business in Texas is beating the big boys. All this and more, on today’s episode of the Standard:

February 11, 2015

The oil bust gets all the headlines, but what about that crisis in that other liquid resource – one that’s even more valuable? Plus: the football player, the transgender partner, and the killing that’s the talk of Tyler, Texas. Also, remembering the man mislabeled the “Sepia Sinatra” – Bobby “Blue” Bland.  All that and more, on…

February 10, 2015

Twenty-six states turn to Brownsville, Texas where ruling on whether the White House has gone too far. A reversal of fortune- Mexican Immigrants on the road back home. South by South what some businesses perish on this years festival. Also boring down on ear worms new science behind the songs that stick. And how to…

February 9, 2015

From Texas twisters to Texas temblors, the source of this latest scare may not be what you think. Also, a new era in space exploration and a possible booster rocket for the Texas spirit. Plus, there’s something in the West Texas wind and it smells a lot like antibiotics. All that and more on today’s…

Higher Ed: Love of Learning

Think back to your early days of school – nursery school and kindergarten, even into first grade. Learning was full of fun and creative discovery. But as time goes by, that fun disappears from the scene, and so can our love of learning. In this Valentine’s episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and…

Joe Sample (2.7.15)

Joe Sample was an American composer, pianist and keyboard player, and one of the founding members of The Jazz Crusaders. A native Texan, Sample who began his career in the style of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, and went on to collaborate with, not only Miles Davis, but also Steely Dan, and Eric Clapton….

Agenda Texas: Bills, Guns and Committees are Coming

Agenda Texas is KUT’s weekly report on the Texas Legislative session. Each week we’ll take a deeper look into the policies being considered and explain what they could mean for you and your life. From transportation to education to the environment and everything in between.

KUT Weekend – February 6, 2015

Why some Texas workers are paid pennies an hour…the struggle to fine places to build affordable housing….and how one local all-boys school is teaching kids about interactions with police. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at weekend.kut.org

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind is one of the most iconic American historical fiction movies ever made. Even today, this Civil War epic still has cultural relevance. However, due to the variety of themes, the political significance of the content, and the expectations set by the novel, the pressure to execute the production perfectly was immense….

February 6, 2015

The spotlight turns to a tiny Texas town for the American Sniper trial, but how hard is it to separate fact from fiction? Also this hour: amid a measles outbreak, why part of Texas has become a hotbed for vaccination waivers.Plus Texas versus florida–who’s crazier? You decide. All that and much more on this week’s…

Coincidence

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology behind the phenomenon of coincidences.

The Intergalactic Nemesis

The Intergalactic Nemesis is one of the most unique science fiction shows being performed today. What originally started as a radio program has evolved to graphic novels, a live action performance, and a YouTube channel. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy interviews creator Jason Neulander to discuss the production and progression of the series.

1968 Bullock Museum

1968 was one of the most impactful years in American history; the United States was in the middle of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were each assassinated, and the Apollo 8 mission was launched and completed successfully. The Bullock Texas State History Museum has an exhibit that presents all the…

The Armadillo (*DISCLAIMER* contains elicit content)

The Armadillo World Headquarters was one of the most celebrated music venues in Austin in the 1970s. During this time, it became a marquee destination for groups traveling through Texas. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy welcomes guest host Jody Denberg to talk with Michael Priest, Eddie Wilson, Jim Franklin, Joe Nick Patoski, Danny Garret, and…

George Gershwin and the Art of America

George Gershwin was a legendary American jazz musician in the 1920s and 30s. In his short life, he was able to establish a style that would continue to influence the way music is composed. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy and Rabbi Neil Blumofe discuss Gerwin’s legacy from his Russian roots, to his background of growing…

Higher Ed: 175 Years of History in Less Than 10 Minutes

Southwestern University in Georgetown is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2015. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern’s President Dr. Ed Burger explore the history of Southwestern University on its demisemiseptcentennial. Or as some call it, the quartoseptcentennial. It’s also known as the septaquintaquinquecentennial. As it turns out, Southwestern’s…

KUT Weekend – January 30, 2015

Anti-Muslim protestors at State Capitol….Why generic gas is cheaper than brand name gas…and a look at Capital Metro’s ridership numbers. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

State Contract Kerfuffle and Anti-Muslim Protesters

It was supposed to be a fairly quiet week at the Legislature. Then a small but loud group of anti-Islamic protesters came to the Texas Capitol to make noise during the Muslim lobby day. It was the 7th session in a row that Muslim groups from across the state came to Austin. Only this time,…