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Lisa Moore on Adrienne Rich

“If I can write better poems I can live a better life. It’s a spiritual practice for me…it helps me figure out how to tell the truth. Which, reading Adrienne Rich also helps me do.”-Lisa Moore Poet and professor Dr. Lisa Moore talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT producer Rebecca McInroy about…

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Texas Standard: December 19, 2018

Texas requires contractors to sign a pledge against boycotting Israel. Is that a violation of the First Amendment? A legal challenge to a new state law today on the Texas Standard. This time yesterday we told you about landmark legislation on criminal justice–with passage in the Senate last night, we’ll hear why some behind bars…

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Texas Standard: December 18, 2018

After Obamacare, then what? The governor’s suggesting he’ll push for a Texas healthcare plan. But what would Abbottcare look like and is it for real? The story today. Texas’ senior senator, the number two man in the Senate, delivers an impassioned plea for a criminal justice bill. And it looks like it could be one…

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Texas Standard: December 17, 2018

After the death of an undocumented Guatemalan girl, politicians return to tour what was once called a temporary tent camp at Tornillo. The story today on the Standard. A Trump administration proposal to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants sends shock waves through parts of Texas: home to some of the largest Vietnamese communities in the US….

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Texas Standard: December 14, 2018

Weeks of meetings on climate change come to a close, but what’s changing? Other than the climate? We’ll explore today on the Texas Standard. Reduce, reuse, recycle, they say…but now what? What’s there to show for a conference on climate and what role can individuals play today? Also, ’tis the season for graduation? A 19…

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Texas Standard: December 13, 2018

A food fight on Capitol Hill may be coming to an end, what’s in the massive farm bill and what isn’t? That story and more today on the Texas Standard. As much of the US is focused on disarray in DC, why dramatic European disunion right now should be on our radar here in Texas….

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Texas Standard: December 12, 2018

Could be some hard lessons for lawmakers who say they want to fix Texas schools in the upcoming session. We’re doing the math and more today on the Texas Standard. A state panel is suggesting an overhaul in how our public schools are paid for–long an issue of contention in Texas. We’ll hear the latest…

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V&B: Public Radio, Podcasting, and Possibility

Join us as we talk about what it means to produce radio content, the restraints of the radio clock, and the various opportunitites for public radio stations when it comes to podcasting.  KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts, KUT’s morning edition host and producer and co-host of the KUT podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton, reporter and co-host…

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Post-Project Depression

Many soon-to-be graduates might be asking themselves, “what do I do now?” On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to deal with the lows that come after you complete a major goal.

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Texas Standard: April 24, 2017

A possible government shutdown, the fate of the border wall, what could make the week busier? How about renegotiating NAFTA? The story today on the Texas Standard. It’s not just Donald Trump who’s ready for a NAFTA redo: we’ll talk with the Mexican Economic Minister who says he think’s it needs a revamp, too…and soon….

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Texas Standard: June 6, 2016

May it please the court? When in Brownsville beware. A judge in the deferred deportation case orders Washington attorneys back to ethics school. That story today on the Texas Standard. Two police training academies shut down in south Texas–the allegations: brutality toward cadets. Details on the investigation. Also the skinny on a school district taking…

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Texas Standard: June 3, 2016

Texas versus Donald Trump and Trump University- a multimillion dollar lawsuit that never happened. Why not? And was it political? That story today on the Texas Standard. How powerful the rising waters? The death toll climbs at Fort Hood in the wake of a tragedy underscoring the dangers. Also an event 50 years ago this…

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Texas Standard: June 2, 2016

Parked squarely over Texas a weather system promising more rain for days- but should we turn our attention to the ground? That story today on the Texas Standard. In January new rules took effect making it tougher for minors seeking an abortion in Texas without parental consent. Six months later: what’s happened? Also, a question…

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Texas Standard: June 1, 2016

If you’re in Texas without documentation, you may have some trouble. Unless — you’re on the streets of El Paso? What’s the big I.D.? That’s today on the Texas Standard. Batten down the hatches and get outta Dodge…for many coastal Texans that’s the plan if the big one comes. But is that good enough? A…

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Texas Standard: May 23, 2016

You know the saying, “where there’s smoke?” Alarms over policies for fire inspections in the nation’s 4th largest city. That story today on the Texas Standard Tempers boiling over among residents of the real windy city, now in day eleven of a water safety alert. You’ve heard about the nursing shortage. One big reason, a…

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Texas Standard: March 11, 2016

In Houston a new name has become popular–not Daniel, or Ashley–but FNU. FNU? You too? Who’s to blame for the odd name — today on the Texas Standard. The notorious story of long waits at VA hospitals across Texas just got uglier…as a new report shows VA workers tried to hide the problem by manipulating…

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March 18, 2015

Why toothaches have Texans running for the border. Plus, more on the move to limit the ability of Texans to tape the police at work. Also, a gospel family hits the big time but not without some pushback. All that and much more on today’s episode of the Texas Standard

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March 17, 2015

Is that a gun in your holster, or are you just carrying concealed? An historic step by the Texas Senate and what it means for us. Plus: A vote today in Israel that could change the way forward in the Mideast. We explore the implications with Israel’s top official in Texas. And: Primo pot moves…

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February 18, 2015

Ethics in Texas politics and the road to the U.S. as thousands of Syrians flee the fighting. A Texas experiment puts women against men in a simulated Wall Street and do we Texans have our own language. All that, and much more, on today’s episode of the Standard:

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February 16, 2015

Corpus, Dallas, El Paso and beyond. Today, the mayors of the top 10 Texas cities join forces for the first time. Also, should a private company have the power to take your property? A North Texas republican says something’s gotta change. Do you remember the Alamo? Sure hope so, because part of its disappearing at…

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