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Grocery Store Grackles

You’re in the deli department and you hear a tweet — but not the king that came from a phone. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Grackles Be Stealin’

Those loud, black birds are infamous across Texas — and they were the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: December 26, 2016

What were the top stories of 2016? This hour, we’re revisiting the people and events making news across the lone star state. Plus in 2014 people called it the surge. This year, as the numbers of Central American families crossing the border broke new records, what was being done to keep them from coming in…

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KUT Weekend – April 1, 2016

What does the future hold for local businesses on South Congress Avenue? Why can people in Hyde Park hear music playing miles away at Stubb’s? Why are grackles are attracted to H-E-B parking lots? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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Grackles

If you’ve ever eaten on the patio of an Austin restaurant, you’ve probably kept a close eye on the black birds that swoop in on your tortilla chips: the grackles. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Grackles

They’re annoying. They’re mean. They’re filthy. But we love to hate them.

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