Dallas http://kut.org en The North Texas Man Who Paid $350,000 To Hunt A Black Rhino Is Getting Death Threats http://kut.org/post/north-texas-man-who-paid-350000-hunt-black-rhino-getting-death-threats <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A North Texas man <a href="http://keranews.org/post/controversial-black-rhino-hunt-permit-sold-dallas-auction-350000">who paid $350,000 </a>for the right to hunt an endangered African black rhino says he fears for his safety.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:49:21 +0000 Eric Aasen 9575 at http://kut.org The North Texas Man Who Paid $350,000 To Hunt A Black Rhino Is Getting Death Threats Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 http://kut.org/post/permit-hunt-and-kill-one-black-rhino-sold-350000 The Dallas Safari Club's controversial auction of a permit to hunt one black rhino in Namibia raised $350,000 over the weekend, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DallasSafariClub/posts/620656804679231?stream_ref=10" target="_blank">the club confirms on its Facebook page</a>.<p>That's at the lower end of the range that club executive Ben Carter had expected. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:45:08 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9532 at http://kut.org Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 'Dallas Noir' Explores the City's Alluring Shimmer and Seedy Underbelly http://kut.org/post/dallas-noir-explores-citys-alluring-shimmer-and-seedy-underbelly <p>While Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurty <a href="http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/horsemen-goodbye/page/0/1">described Dallas in <em>Texas Monthly</em></a> as “a second-rate city that wishes it were first-rate,” literary agent and editor David Hale Smith prefers a different description. This one’s found in the lines of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s song “<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbnjPdr9EmY">Dallas</a>:"</p><p><em>Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes</em></p><p><em>A steel and concrete soul in a warm-hearted love disguise.</em></p><p>“It’s one of the great lyrics of all time. The song is a poem, but it really nails Dallas, and of course nails the essence of this book we put together,”&nbsp;Smith says. He&nbsp;sat down with&nbsp;KUT's&nbsp;David Brown to discuss that new book, “<a href="http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/dallas-noir/">Dallas Noir</a>."&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121066825" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:57:16 +0000 David Brown 8840 at http://kut.org 'Dallas Noir' Explores the City's Alluring Shimmer and Seedy Underbelly Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed http://kut.org/post/inside-parkland-hospital-aboard-air-force-one-day-jfk-was-killed <p>Before that afternoon fifty years ago, neither Sid Davis nor Julian Read could have expected what they’d be called upon to do – much less that they’d both be eyewitnesses to history.&nbsp;</p><p>Davis was a young radio reporter based in Washington D.C.</p><p>Read was on the other side of the journalistic fence, serving as press aide for Texas Gov. John Connally.</p><p>But they were both on a press bus in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 – the day President John F. Kennedy was shot.</p><p>After 50 years of virtual silence, Austinite Julian Read recently opened up to KUT about his experience that day.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:00:22 +0000 David Brown & Emily Donahue 9240 at http://kut.org Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed Where Were You? Austin Recalls the JFK Assassination http://kut.org/post/where-were-you-austin-recalls-jfk-assassination <p>As the country marks the&nbsp;50th&nbsp;anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, KUT asked&nbsp;Austinites&nbsp;to share their personal stories about where they were on that day.</p><p>From Boulder, Colorado to Tripoli, Lebanon,&nbsp;Austinites&nbsp;remembered precise details from what could have been another normal Friday in November, fifty years ago.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">KUTX's John&nbsp;Aielli&nbsp;</strong>was a 17-year-old DJ at a local station in&nbsp;Killeen&nbsp;when he had to break into programming to announce the president had been shot in Dallas.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">"<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">I'll never forget it</em>."&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121260597" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:37:05 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues & Fauzeya Rahman 9224 at http://kut.org Where Were You? Austin Recalls the JFK Assassination Interview: The Political Climate in Dallas Leading to JFK’s Assassination http://kut.org/post/interview-political-climate-dallas-leading-jfk-s-assassination <p>Walter Cronkite’s announcement of JFK’s assassination. The televised shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. The Zapruder film. The Warren Commission.</p><p>In that avalanche of history, a new book suggests we’ve lost sight of something important: specifically, the seedbed for the most momentous political tragedy of 20th century America.</p><p>It’s the story of "Dallas, 1963." That’s <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333436-dallas-1963">the title of a new book</a> by <a href="http://stevenldavis.org/">Stephen L. Davis</a> and <a href="http://www.billminutaglio.com/">Bill Minutaglio</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minutaglio talks with KUT’s David Brown about why he describes the book as a “biography of a city,” and what lessons may have been overlooked by history. &nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F111144424" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:28:32 +0000 David Brown 8730 at http://kut.org Interview: The Political Climate in Dallas Leading to JFK’s Assassination Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion http://kut.org/post/luxury-retailer-neiman-marcus-sells-6-billion Two large investors — Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — have reached a deal to purchase Neiman Marcus for $6 billion, the companies said Monday. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:11:30 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 8633 at http://kut.org Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion