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Texas Standard: April 7, 2017

After US cruise missile attacks on Syria, whose move is it next? A one time event, or the start of something bigger? We’ll explore. Also, after a 15 hour budget battle royal, a 218 billion dollar spending plan for Texas, paid for in part by tapping the rainy day fund. We’ll tally the winners and losers. And depressing numbers on new jobs today, and yet in Texas, the construction industry says there aren’t enough workers to meet demand. What’s going on here? All that and much more turn it up, its Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 30, 2017

Executive orders. Immigrants, refugees even green card holders in limbo. Attorneys scrambling, some praising the moves, others protesting. We’ll explore the outcry. The scene at some Texas airports as people gather in reaction to President Trump’s order on who can come into the United States. Plus foreign relations. What do the orders mean for diplomacy efforts and American families overseas? We’ll check in with a former ambassador. And teaching skepticism. Is it just a waste of classroom time to present alternatives to evolution? And state of the state. A look at the role Texas Governor Greg Abbott might play in the current legislative session. All that and more on today’s Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 9, 2016

Breaking news: three top members of the Texas Veterinary board resign after a scathing state review. A state senator bites back today on the Texas Standard.

What’s the difference between a light drinker and a heavy drinker? It may be the genes. A possible breakthrough reported by a Texas researcher.

For the 30 thousand kids in the state’s troubled foster care system, a new plan to help them stay healthy, we’ll hear how it works.

One of the state’s best known Texas republicans opens up her political warchest to battle for women. The moment that sparked her outrage, and what she’s doing about it.

Plus the week in politics and much more—turn it up, it’s Texas Standard time.

Dissonance and Behavior

How does dissonance effect behavior? In this episode Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke use the example of climate change to  explore how we deal with dissonance in our lives and beliefs.

TED Talks

TED Talks! Love ’em or hate ’em they may be changing the way we approach science. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what it is about these captivating orations.

Texas Standard: August 11, 2016

Maybe you thought the battle in the so-called transgender bathroom wars was winding down. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn’t giving up, and he’s got ten other states behind him. We’ll explore. Also a program that provides tuition for veterans, unique to Texas, is costing universities more and more every year. The question, how to pay for it? Plus, an uptick in Texas kids skipping vaccines. And yes, the Olympics. We’ll talk technology (think 3-d printed shoes) and the evolution of drug testing, it’s come a long way since amphetamines.
All that and more on today’s Texas Standard:

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 from international models of healthcare? And what role does Austin’s entrepreneurial sprit play in creating new healthcare strategies?

Texas Standard: July 14, 2016

A town hall meeting on race that may be unprecedented. A look at the White House event and what role one prominent Texan may play. Also the aisle is widening, at least that’s what it looks like when you examine the latest party platforms. We’ll have analysis. Plus another round of Medicaid cuts hits Texas today. We’ll break down the effects. And cultural artifacts. What discoveries at an old Houston Sugar Mill may tell us about slaves once held there. And Pell grants for prisoners: why one Texas community college is taking advantage of a new program designed to reduce return trips to behind bars. All that and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Museums

Almost every city in Texas has a museum or historical site of some kind. Whether you’re interested in history or science, there’s something for everyone. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

Texas Standard: January 25, 2016

Disorder in the court: is enough being done to protect Texas judges? An assassination attempt and the aftermath today on the Texas standard. Temblors in north Texas, some say fracking’s to blame. But a new map points the finger at mother nature. We’ll hear all about it. Also, how much do you spend just for a place to live? More than a third of your income? How our booming population’s hitting middle income housing. And the Mozart effect: does high art really stimulate thinking? All that plus lots more on todays Texas Standard:

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:

Gestalt Principles

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

Phantom Pain

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, kick off our three-part series on “Pain and The Brain” with a discussion of “Phantom Pain”. What it is, and how psychologists are finding new ways of helping patients who suffer with it.

Seeing and Perception

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about how we see with our brains, and some problems that can cause.

Defiance

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of defiance.

Egocentric Bias

Why do think we contribute more in a group situation than we actually do? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of egocentric bias. It can be pretty destructive, but not necessarily in ways we predict.

Reading vs. Listening

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how our brains process information differently based on the mode of consumption.

Bonus: Gender and Negotiation

Men and women can approach negotiation a lot differently and that can influence many aspects of their personal and professional lives. In this unedited bonus clip Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk a little bit about the role of gender in negotiation, and also a little bit about negotiation and children.

Negotiation

Negotiations are everywhere, in almost every element of our daily lives, yet how do we understand negotiations? It turns out that the way we frame the idea of negotiation has a lot to do with how we understand value and happiness.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the various elements of negotiation.