In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke look at how we have evolved to engage in greedy behaviors but maybe for the wrong reasons, and why it’s not necessarily natural for us to be greedy as a species.
Archives for July 2014
Johnny Hodges was an American jazz alto saxophonist best known for his work with Duke Ellington’s big band and Billy Strayhorn. His sound was so smooth and melodic that Duke Ellington said, just his tone could bring a tear to your eye.
In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what it means to add your voice to an ensemble, and to know that no matter how big of an impression you make it is but a blink of an eye in the cosmic landscape.
What does it mean to be everything and nothing at all? How do we negotiate our place in this universe, holding at the same time the grandeur and insignificance of each moment? Listening to Johnny Hodges we can understand how important it is to give all we have to making of each piece, and know that it is not the same without us and that we are nothing without it.
The costs of not fixing roads….an “Opportunity District” for the city’s African Americans….and exit polling coming back to Texas! Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend.
How we develop beliefs and why it’s so hard for us to give them up in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.
Can insanity be shaped by pop culture? The discoverer of “The Truman Show Delusion”, Dr. Joel Gold, raises interesting new concerns about the interplay between media and the mind in his new book “Suspicious Minds”.
In recent weeks, the headlines have been filled with tragedies involving children–from the US borderland to Israel and the Gaza Strip. How do you talk to your kids about these events? How old is ‘old enough’ to listen to the news?
One of the top hits on the radio in Central America is “La Bestia”: a warning to would-be northbound migrants. But few of the song’s fans may realize that the song was bought and paid for by the U.S. Government. We’ll meet the songwriter and hear the song.
Lee Morgan was an American jazz trumpeter who continued in the wake of Clifford Brown to develop the hard-bop style. He was a prolific recording artist as well, and in his short 33 years of life, recorded over 20 albums. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what it means to live fast and yet in each moment give of oneself all we have.
Using renewable energy to ease the Texas power crunch….racially segregated schools in Texas….and activists mark one-year since the state’s restrictive abortion was signed. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
We discuss some healthy, productive strategies that can help us best deal with the jerks in our life in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.
UT Austin President Bill Powers scores major political victory….leprosy persists in Texas….what did President Obama eat while in Austin? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
This week Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we can’t multitask even though we think we can.
Manuel Gonzales, author of “The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories,” is interviewed by Owen Egerton in the inaugural episode of “The Write Up.” Plus we’ll hear book reviews with Owen’s lovely parents!
Johnny Hartman was an American jazz singer who is perhaps most well known for his collaborations with John Coltrane, yet he also recorded many solo albums in his relatively short career. His voice was smooth and melodic to spite the fact that he smoked heavily all his life. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what listening to and understanding the life and legacy of Johnny Hartman can teach us today.
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the way we influence, and are influenced by, people in our lives, and why it’s so powerful.
Shortage of immigration judges makes problems worse on the border….Texas the only state without workers compensation….how to eat like a king in Mexico City. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!