They promise not to rename the company general oil, but still far more questions than answers as GE makes a major play in the energy capitol, we’ll explore. Plus gay marriage became the law of the land last year: but in Texas, does that decision extend to employment benefits? The Texas Supreme Court’s getting asked, a second time, to take up the case. We’ll hear why. And when the do not call list doesn’t work, what to do next? A new weapon in the war against robocalls. Also remember that forlorn gas station in the cult classic Texas chainsaw massacre? It’s baaaack….with a side of pickles. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Archives for October 2016
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Taji Senior, public relations executive with Girl Scouts of Central Texas, about the history of Girls Scouts of America and the involvement of African American girls in Scouting.
It’s good manners to say “thank you” and show gratitude. But there are also ways that slowing down to notice and appreciate what’s happening around us can give our brains some much needed rest. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss the impact of showing gratitude and appreciation on learning. Is it also possible to include the expression of gratitude and appreciation in a formal education setting? Listen on for Ed and Jen’s discussion on how expressing thanks can help learners relax and grow, and what teaching that might look like. And (hopefully!) you’ll be grateful for a new puzzler.
This episode was recorded on October 4, 2016.
Why is Texas so Republican? A look at several local races on the ballot in Austin. How invasive species change the Texas landscape and cost taxpayers money. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
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Each year, October 29 is dedicated to all things feline. Cat owners will be trying to get their cat to behave for the perfect Instagram photo and dog lovers will be rolling their eyes. The cats themselves – despite our best efforts – likely will not care about their own holiday, content to sleep in the corner. And occasionally walk all over our keyboards.
A switch in time saved nine remember? If Ted Cruz holds his ground, what might save a nine person Supreme Court today? Also, it may sound strange with record numbers voting early, but history tells us, Texas ranks near the bottom when it comes to voter turnout. Why? We’ll explore. And the big shakeup for the Border Patrol, NPR’s John Burnett previews an in depth report on a cultural shift for the federal government’s biggest law enforcement agency. Plus after Shamu, whither Sea World? Hint: more rollercoasters may not satisfy protesters. All that plus the week in politics and so much more, today on the Texas Standard:
We get it, voting requires effort and it’s a choice, but that doesn’t predispose it to being something people just don’t do, so why don’t more people go to the polls when it comes to voting?
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of voting.
Situated on Goldsmiths, University of London campus, this conversation between Ben Carrington, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith’s, University of London, considers the contributions that Stuart Hall made to the field of cultural studies and the loss that has been felt since his passing.
The discussion between Carrington and Back touches on topics such as the complimentary relationship between Stuart Hall and Richard Hoggart, Hall’s role as an interpreter of British culture and Back’s experience in the making of “At Home and Not at Home: Stuart Hall in Conversation with Les Back.”
Back emphasizes Hall’s intellectual generosity, his practice of collaboration, and his ability to engage the big issues through both commonplace cultural practices and extraordinary political events. Ending in front of the New Cross Inn, the conversation turns to why Hall remains a relevant intellectual figure both for cultural studies and for the increasingly limited possibilities within academia to do critical work.
The interview draws to a close with Back’s thoughts on what he misses most about Stuart Hall, including his understated sense of humor.
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 so, which ones. And a pill that could prevent HIV, long a goal in the battle against AIDS. But why so few of those most likely to benefit opting for it? Plus an outsized personality tries to go from outrageous entertainer to politician. Sound a little Kinky to anyone? Those stories and much more today on the national news show of Texas, the Texas Standard:
The story of sugar in the Western world is sordid and bitter, however this past gets quickly candy coated in our day-to-day lives as consumers. In this special op-ed from the eminent economist, writer and historian James K. Galbraith, we get a peak into the sickly underbelly of the sociopolitical and economic past of sugar.
Amid reports of dodgy voting machines an Amarillo judge steps in to say false. We’ll explore the thanks and threats she’s getting. Also, some call it reapportionment. Others call it stealing elections. The backstory of why your district looks the way it does. Plus, hundreds of small businesses send a message to Texas lawmakers when it comes to a bill restricting transgender bathroom access, don’t go there, for business’ sake. And how many hot wars are we fighting right now? A claim by the green party candidate gets put to the truth-o-meter test. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
By all accounts, a record setting first day of early voting. Some motivated by fears of funny business at the ballot box. How well founded? We’ll explore. Also a few things possibly overlooked in the conversation about a Texas based telecom giant taking over Time Warner: such as what if AT&T gets into the journalism business? Plus, a construction boom in north Texas. Workers needed, for sure, but the real shortage some say are managers. What’s being done to deal with the shortage. And at one of the nation’s top centers for drug abuse data, a discovery: when it comes to the drug war, the numbers don’t add up. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
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? And what are the possibilities for re-thinking theatre in our fast changing technological landscape?
Your child is cured! A blistering report shows how Texas kids needing special education are getting turned away by state policies. Plus, what’s it gonna be Texas, Clinton or Trump? As polls across Texas open for early voting, what you need to be carrying…and what you need to leave back home. Also why is Texas a so-called red state, anyway? We’ll explore. And when it comes to the polls, there is a silent majority in Texas…one that can be proven by doing the math. When it comes to flexing their political muscle, what’s holding them back? All those stories and we’re just getting started, no matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time:
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Michael Gibson, co-founder and chairman of Clear View Group, LLC, an African-American investment firm that recently purchased Ebony Magazine and Jetmag.com, and Lynn Norment, former Senior Writer and Managing Editor at Ebony Magazine.
Most dictionary definitions of “learn” make reference to acquiring knowledge or skills; becoming informed; or finding out something. Sure, that makes sense; but what does it really mean to learn something? How do we know if we’ve actually learned it? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss what learning does and doesn’t mean. If we memorize something, does that mean we’ve learned it? How deeply do we have to understand something before we’ve really mastered it? Hear Ed and Jennifer debunk some myths about learning and talk about one of the best ways to make sure something is thoroughly learned. And listen on to learn if you found the correct solution to last week’s puzzler.
This episode was recorded on October 4, 2016.
New polling shows Hillary Clinton three points behind Donald Trump in Texas. Why are there so many crickets around Austin this time of year? A new Italian restaurant in the Mueller Development is run by a former chef at Franklin BBQ. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
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Experts estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of the general population has dyslexia in some form. Reading and writing are different experiences for those with the language-based learning disability – and we learn more about it all the time.
Amid talk of rigged US elections, Russia generously offers election monitors to Texas, we’ll follow the story. Also early voting begins next week, and judging by your messages to us: Texans have a lot of questions about the nuts and bolts. We’ll break out the tool kit, and check in again with our resident panel of still undecided voters. Also, on November 22nd 1963, at one of the most historic sites in Texas, nothing happened. Or so it might seem to travelers at Love Field. The mystery behind a missing monument. Plus the week in Texas politics, the talk of Texas and much more today on the Texas Standard: