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KUT Weekend – January 17, 2014

Candidates for Texas governor rake in cash…..legalizing marijuana in Texas….drinking through Dripping Springs. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend.

KUT Weekend – January 10, 2014

Teen pregnancy in Dove Springs….helping seniors cope with depression…and can Texas save Sriracha sauce? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

KUT Weekend – January 3, 2014

Rash of earthquake frustrates North Texans near drilling sites…German heritage lingers in Central Texas…Flood victims start the new year rebuilding. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org.

V&B: Jazz Legend Leonard Bernstein

The life, legend and music of the great Leonard Bernstein. Rabbi, jazz historian and musician Neil Blumofe joins KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with a live jazz ensemble to talk about his legacy.

Leonard Bernstein said, “The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another… and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.” So who is this great artist? What does his life and legacy continue to teach us? And what is his legacy in jazz history?

V&B: Re-imagining Tradition

The Nutcracker ballerinas dancing at the Long Center wore new costumes on a whole new stage in 2013, and with this Views and Brews we talked about what it means to re-imagine tradition. KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, Designer Emily Cawood and Richard Fatheree of Ballet Austin, and Anthropologist Dr. Richard Flores. They explore the role tradition plays in shaping our identities and building community and what goes into revamping an iconic institution like the nutcracker ballet.

V&B: Chet Baker, His Life and Music

Jazz historian and musician Rabbi Neil Blumofe joins KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with a live jazz ensemble to talk about the haunting music and life of trumpeter Chet Baker.

V&B: The Ins and Outs of ObamaCare

Healthcare reform has been signed into law and will soon affect millions of Americans. But how? What will the new system mean for you? How do you sign up? What will happen if you don’t? How does it work in Texas. Join KUT’s Veronica Zaragovia and Ben Philpott along with a panel of experts to explore the ins and outs of Obama Care.

V&B: Frank Sinatra and The Art of Image

Frank Sinatra said, “I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that.” Did he get his wish? Who was Frank Sinatra? What can his legacy teach us? Listen back to KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Rabbi, Jazz Historian, Musician Neil Blumofe, and a live jazz ensemble as they present, Views and Brews: Frank Sinatra and The Art of Image.

V&B: Spaces, Stuff and Ourselves

We take a look at our spaces, our stuff and ourselves with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, UT Professor Sam Gosling Author of “Snoop: What your stuff says about you”, and architect Christopher Travis. What is the psychological functions our homes can serve? How do people shape the spaces around them? And what we can learn about behavior from things?

V&B: The Business of Getting Married

Getting married is quite the business these days, but that doesn’t mean the love is gone. Listen back to this Views and Brews as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts: writer, meditator, and wedding officiant Spike Gillespie; wedding photographer Cory Ryan; couples therapist Steve Milau; and wedding DJ Anthony Confordy, as they talk about some of the most beautiful moments, lucrative gigs and crazy brides they’ve ever encountered while working in the field of matrimony.

V&B: A Band Called Death

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in 1971 by three teenage brothers in Detroit, Michigan, the African-American group is widely acknowledged as being one of the first punk bands. After years of struggling with canceled contracts, increasing debts, inner family tragedy, and a controversial name that barred them from future success, Death sold off their instruments and disbanded; their recordings lying dormant in an attic for decades.

After years of silence, Death’s moment finally arrived following unexpected demand from rabid internet fans and record collectors, which ushered renowned appreciation and a swarm of national media attention that has now secured their place in the annals of rock history. A captivating documentary in the vein of Searching For Sugar Man, A Band Called Death is equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family chronicle.
Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts the musicians from the band, for an evening of vibrant conversation and great live music with Death!

V&B: Down and Dirty with the Hammond B-3 Organ

Don’t miss a chance to get down and dirty with the Hammond B-3 organ as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. James Polk, Red Young, Ian McLagan, Raphael Wressning, Dane Farnsworth and Brannen Temple to discuss what makes the Hammond so unique and significant, and hear some of Austin’s greatest B-3 players tickle the keys!!

V&B: Creativity and Depression

Depression and creativity, how to look at both concepts from various perspectives. KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts musician, artist and author of An Ocean of Despair, Thor Harris; Professor of English, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Depression: A Public Feeling-Dr. Ann Cvetkovich; Psychology Teacher, Kay Lynn Fenn; and psychoanalyst and author of The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness, Dr. Carrie Barron.

V&B: The Life and Legacy of Edith Piaf

Poet and historian Bette Oliver discusses Piaf’s life; from her impoverished childhood raised in a Paris brothel by her grandmother, to her turbulent career as a street singer and her ultimate legacy as the voice which embodied the idea of French resilience and passion in the wake of the destruction caused by WWII. Also enjoy the music of Piaf with Swiss singer Silvie Rider Young, pianist Red Young and bassist Daniel Durham.