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Texas Standard: March 16, 2016

And then there were three. A big night for Donald Trump but Ted Cruz pledges to fight on… Does he have a fighting chance? We’ll explore. Flooding in southeast Texas like we haven’t seen in well over a century. We’ll get story from the ground. Plus- “Texas Tea” – a local company is changing tastes…

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What’s the Story Behind the ‘Fair Sailing Tall Boy’ Memorial?

You’ve probably seen this memorial if you’ve ever driven on Lamar Blvd in Austin. It’s right there, on the pillar holding up the train bridge where Third Street crosses Lamar. It says: “Fair Sailing Tall Boy. Ivan Garth Johnson. Not forgotten. 1971 – 1989. Don’t Drink and Drive, You Might Kill Someone’s Kid.”

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Best Town Names in Texas

Everyone knows the familiar Texas city names: Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso. But if you look closer, you’ll find that our state has more than a few interesting points on the map. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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A Tribute to Shirley Chisholm (Ep. 51, 2015)

IBA presents a tribute to the late Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, former congresswoman from New York’s 12th congressional district and the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

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Education with Dr. John B. Diamond (Ep. 48, 2015)

Dr. John B. Diamond, co-author of “Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools,” shares his thoughts on race, class and education in society, now and in our country’s past.

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 1 (Ep. 45, 2015)

Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television,” discusses television in the ‘60s, history, her life and work.

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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….

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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…

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Israel and Palestine

In the first half of this edition of In Perspective host Rebecca McInroy of KUT Radio talks with: Dr. Amelia Weinreb, lecturer at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas; Dr. Yoav Di-Capua, History Professor at UT and author of Arab Existentialism: A lost chapter in the intellectual history of decolonization;…

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Green Room: Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper

From overpopulation to global warming, ‘catastrophists’ have ignored a major trend of human history. Austin-based author Robert Bryce argues that in often unforeseeable ways, technology moves inexorably toward solutions making the world a better place. Don’t worry, be happy? Well, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

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