Texas

7:35am

Fri December 20, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Boxing great Jack Dempsey had oil wealth in East Texas

These weathered boxing gloves were passed down from Gary Borders' father.
Credit Gary Borders

Walk into the study of commentator Gary Borders and you'll see framed sports memorabilia showcasing an American cultural icon of the 1920s. Newspaper clippings of Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey remind Borders of his dad and Dempsey's ties to East Texas.

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9:00pm

Fri November 29, 2013
Texas Jazz & Blues Greats

Texas Jazz & Blues Greats

Airs Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m.  Texas Jazz & Blues Greats is hosted by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, a Texas native himself.  Moran was recently tapped to be the Creative Director at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts after the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor, and was the recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.  A student of the blues, Jason’s virtuoso performances marries classical, blues, and jazz with the musical influences of his generation including funk, hip-hop, and rock.  The Texas Jazz & Blues Greats project was right in his sweet spot! 

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6:00pm

Sun October 27, 2013
The Long Game

The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom

The Long Game

Airs Sunday, October 27 at 6 p.m. From KUT, Austin Public Radio, the world premiere of a new radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom. Produced by Peabody award winner Trey Kay, Long Game delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past fifty years.

For more than a half a century, citizens of the Lone Star State have had intense, emotional battles over what children should and should not be taught in public school classrooms. While there have been fights over just about every academic subject, debates over history, evolution, God and country generate the most heat. Listen again here.

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12:00pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Angelina Arts Alliance

Aired Thursday, September 12 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett talks with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Arts Alliance about Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, the opening show in their new season at the Angelina Arts Alliance. For information about this and their entire season you can visit the Angelina Arts Alliance for details or call 936–633–5454.

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7:35am

Tue August 20, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: History buffs should flock to Jefferson, Texas

Commentator Gary Joiner spotlights an East Texas town that is trapped in time -- in a good way. He calls Jefferson, Texas, a historian's jewel in the woods.

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