Archives for October 2015

Live Long and Barbecue

You’ve probably heard by now that the World Health Organization has determined processed meats might be more problematic than previously thought. David Fruchter used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.

KUT Weekend – October 30, 2015

Charges dismissed in shooting by APD detective…..understanding what’s on Tuesday’s ballot….Halloween Texas style….and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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Texas Standard: October 30, 2015

Shots fired at a restaurant, bikers run for cover- finally some real pictures of what happened in Waco and what they tell us. Plus is Ali Ben Katif qualified to lead Sudan? Don’t feel bad if you don’t know the answer, because there is no such person- but there just might be something called a gotcha question. We’ll explore. Also a major Texas industry with a beef against the World Health Organization, the week in politcs and lots of other scary stuff..and perhaps some treats along the way. It’s Texas Standard time:

Gestalt Principles And Language Development

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about understanding the difference between Behaviorism and Gestalt Psychology by looking at theories of language development.

Texas Standard: October 29, 2015

The eyes of Texas are on a military and political showdown between global superpowers in the south china sea. Who’ll blink first? And a Texas city ordinance on the ballot- getting national attention as battle lines harden over Houston’s anti-discrimination plan. Also a 19th century problem for cattle ranchers now a 21st century crisis? Where’s the beef, indeed! The app called Yik Yak? Yuck, say civil rights groups, we’ll explore the controversy Plus Jurassic park on a much smaller scale: as Texans try to resurrect a long gone chicken. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

V&B Extra: Lara Logan – Foreign Correspondence in The Middle East

In this special edition of Views & Brews, CBS & 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan is joined by Director of the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Karin Wilkins, Assistant Director Chris Rose, and journalist Tracy Dahlby to discuss the current state of foreign correspondence in the Middle East, the Islamic State, modern reporting and its implications.

V&B – Bill Evans & The Art of Space

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe and musicians Carter Arrington (guitar), David Sierra (drums), Roscoe Beck (bass), Red Young (piano) in a discussion about Bill Evans, addiction, and his understanding of space in his life and music.


V&B – Paramount Records

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins co-founder of Revenant Records and lawyer Dean Blackwood and Grammy-nominated author of We Agreed To Meet Just Here and See How Small and co-producer of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Volume 1 & 2, Scott Blackwood, to discuss music, authenticity, memory, sound, and the human voice in the history of Paramount Records.

Texas Standard: October 28, 2015

Positions are fixed on the issue of Abortion…or so it often seems. Today, stories you’re not hearing, voices of change. Plus- to paraphrase Joe Biden, this is a really big deal…it’s called The trans pacific partnership—but there’s a split deep in the heart of the Texas delegation…we’ll hear why. Also—should an autopsy qualify as health care: a court case will enormous implications for Texas tort reform. And more Americans watching the presidential debates than at any time in history…but will that translate into more voters come next November? All of that and more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 27, 2015

To BBQ or not to BBQ is that the question? How the new report on meat and carcinogens might actually change public policy. Also- sanctuary city policies will not be tolerated in Texas says Governor Greg Abbot in a letter to Dallas County’s sheriff…we’ll hear about the implications. Plus- losing bets on big oil- it’s not just the energy companies that have taken a hit, but everyday investors who say they were mislead. That story and it’s not just your imagination…the political ads that are following you. All those stories and more on todays Texas Standard:

Tame Impala // Mark Creaney of Sounds del Mar

In this episode of “This Song” Elizabeth McQueen sits down with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to talk about how a Led Zeppelin song helped him see that rock and dance music weren’t necessarily separate from one another.  And Mark Creaney of Sounds del Mar explains how a live version of a song by the Band opened him up to the idea that he could put everything that he loved into his music.

See Sounds del Mar perform “Vidal Sassoon” live backstage at ACLfest on VuHaus.

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Texas Standard: October 26, 2015

A drug seizure with a twist- as the Feds catch Texas trying to import part of its death penalty cocktail from India. The bizarre story today on the Texas Standard. Also- a new report out today upsets the old narrative as Texas climbs to third in the nation on reading and math scores. We’ll explore. And a Texas lawmaker wants capitol hill to ban the word ‘alien’ from use by the government. He says its dehumanizing…what does history say? Also The science behind getting scared and the most boring city in the US….Lubbock or leave it? All of that and much more on todays Texas Standard:

Higher Ed: Pedagogy and Puzzles

Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger is obviously a pretty busy guy. But he does make time to teach a class each year. This fall, he’s teaching a class that’s centered on puzzles. Puzzlers. Teasers. Questions that really make students grapple for the solution. Why a class focused on that? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Dr. Ed Burger puzzle over the value of puzzles to learning. Puzzlers can be more than fun and games; hear Ed argue for the utility of brain teasers in expanding and enhancing learning. Speaking of puzzlers… it’s time for a new one. Click here for the newest puzzler involving money and math.

This episode was recorded on September 30, 2015.

Eddie Henderson (10.25.15)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about the life and work of jazz trumpeter and medical doctor Eddie Henderson.

KUT Weekend – October 23, 2015

Austin’s population growth and housing boom show no signs of slowing….after-school meals at Austin schools….the Delorean’s ties to Texas….a dining guide to Austin and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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National Everything Day

It seems like more and more days of the year are “National ______ Days” honoring a food or action or trait. Kari Anne Roy of Typewriter Rodeo used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.

Texas Standard: October 23, 2015

Football games cancelled, and weather officials warn ‘we’re just getting started’ as a flood threat stretches statewide- the latest on todays Texas Standard. Raids on planned parenthood centers across the state. What are investigators looking for and why? Also saving the streets of Laredo: old buildings at the center of a fight between progress and preservation. And the self described queen of speed tries to go where no man has gone before this weekend … a record setting attempt atop a BMW bike….plus a hot tip for a weekend getaway, the week in politics and much more on todays Texas Standard:

Gestalt Principles

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about “gestalt principles.”