Leap Year

2019 brings with it something extra special — an extra day in February! What will you do with it? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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It turns out when it comes to magic it’s more about psychology than it is hocus pocus. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role our perceptual system plays in understanding trickery.

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Texas Standard: April 3, 2018

It’s being described as an eye popping boost for Beto O’Rourke’s bottom line: a game changer in his race against Ted Cruz for senate? We’ll explore. Also, there’s more teacher walkouts over pay, now in Oklahoma and Kentucky. Should Texas teachers be taking a cue? We’ll explore. Also, tariffs hit home. How china’s reaction to…

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V&B Extra – The Illusionists

In this Views & Brews Extra we join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy for a chance to go behind the scenes, talk the history of illusion, and catch a special live performance from trickster himself Jeff Hobson.

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Texas Standard: March 28, 2016

The border surge: some called it a cynical political move. But now even local critics concede they feel safer. We’ll explore. Also from security on the Texas border to terrorism abroad. Officials have been warning of so-called lone wolves. How do attacks in Brussels and Pakistan change the conversation? And a federal judge orders a…

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