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Texas Standard: November 16, 2016

A bill introduced to end sanctuary cities across Texas… but wait a minute. Are there any sanctuary cities across Texas? We’ll explore. Also a new oil boom becomes a knife fight for land. We’ll hear where, what’s behind it, and who’s getting rich. Plus Texas leads the nation in wind power, but at times, has…

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Texas Standard: November 10, 2016

Is governor Perry going to Washington after all? Why the president elect may be looking to Texas to fill some top jobs, we’ll explore. Also, a prominent congressman from Texas tells us the Senate should kill the filibuster. Not that there’s no precedent for such a rule change, as Senate democrats may recall. Plus Wendy…

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Texas Standard: November 3, 2016

The republican presidential nominee says Tuesday will be another Brexit moment. Are there really holes in the polls? We’ll explore. Also, doing more with less? A new study on early education cuts provides serious pushback. Plus Texas researchers say one’s own fat may be where its at when it comes to treating knee pain, we’ll…

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Texas Standard: October 27, 2016

An unprecedented step starting today as state police sweep across Texas to find almost 3 thousand missing foster care kids, We’ll explore. Also: if you can’t bring yourself to vote for Trump or Clinton, what ya gonna do? Today, the bottom line on whether its possible to vote for 3rd party candidates in Texas…and if…

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V&B – The Future of Theater

In this episode of Views & Brews, join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Kirk Lynn, Steve Moore, Katherine Catmull, Adrienne Dawes, Liz Fisher and Paul Soileau to talk about the past, present, and future of theatre. What is the role of theatre today? How can theatre help us understand authenticity, society, identity and ourselves?…

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Back in My Day

It’s 2016 – we’ve got waterproof supercomputers in our pockets, an artifical intelligence assistant and buttons we can press to have toilet paper delivered. News gets to our screens faster than we can read it. We can watch an event across the world from the comfort of our couches in real-time. But it wasn’t always like…

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Texas Standard: September 15, 2016

Remember that Washington Post poll that put Clinton ahead by one in Texas? New numbers suggest that may not be too far off the mark. More on the Texas Lyceum poll, with a new snapshot of Texas voters as we enter the home stretch. Also, in the wake of a report that the state’s limiting…

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V&B – Health Care Reimagined For A Changing Austin

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy KUT’s joins healthcare visionary and Vice Dean for Strategy and Partnerships for the new Dell Medical School, Dr. Mini Kahlon, in conversation about what it means to develop a medical school focused on the health of a community rather than just treating the sick? What can we learn…

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Texas Standard: July 21, 2016

Texas laws are getting tossed out in court. First, the Supreme Court rejected the state’s abortion restrictions, now the 5th Circuit says no to voter ID rules, we’ll explore. Plus is requiring photo ID at the polls another undue burden? We’ll talk about what you should put in your wallet before heading out to vote…

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Texas Standard: June 9, 2016

There are two detention centers for undocumented families in South Texas. Someone’s pushing for a third, but who and why? We’ll explore. Also: what’s in a name? A lot, if you’re a licensed psychologist. But now it appears the very term psychologist may be up for grabs in Texas. We’ll hear why. Plus, they’re not…

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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: May 5th, 2015

The plaintiff: a US army Captain. The defendant: president Barack Obama. The claim? That the war against Isis is illegal. We’ll explore. Also, how safe is your drinking water? A warning for pregnant women, especially those who live in rural parts of Texas. And if you’ve been the victim of a crime, you may have…

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Texas Standard: February 12, 2016

What if you planned a sex expo and the city turned off the lights? The ties that might bind Dallas…constitutionally speaking… Order in the court, and by order I mean where’s that suit, son? A Houston judge and the tirade that has the Justice Department steaming. Also The doctor, the druggist, and the Texas law…

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Higher Ed: How Technology Impacts Learning

With smartphones in the hands of so many people these days, we should be a lot smarter, right? How does technology impact the way we learn? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the relationship between technology and learning. We’ve come a long way…

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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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