Life & Arts

Life & Arts
12:15 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 8, 'The Office'

In this edition of the Daily Buzz at Cannes 2015, Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le interviews first-time S. Korean director Hong Won Chang at the Terrace du Audio Visual inside the Palais. While overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, we spend part of our afternoon with Hong as he makes his directorial debut during the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. His film The Office (O-Pi-Seu) stars Ko Ah Sung (The Host, Snowpiercer) and screens in the Midnight Projections section.

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Life & Arts
11:49 am
Mon May 25, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 7, 'An Open Secret'

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman speaks with An Open Secret subject, Evan Henzi and Producer, Matthew Valentinas at the post-screening reception on Bagatelle Beach at the Grand Hotel Plage 45 located on the Croisette during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. An Open Secret, directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg (West of Memphis, Deliver Us From Evil, Prophet's Prey) premiered at the 2015 Cannes Market.

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Life & Arts
11:43 am
Mon May 25, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 6 with Col Needham

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman speaks with Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDB, at the Grey Goose Rotunda on the lawn of the Hotel Majestic on Le Croisette. Needham talks with Daily Buzz about the evolution of IMDB, what films he likes at Cannes this year and what he would pick if he were on the official Cannes jury. He's seen 15 films so far and shares some of the highlights both good and bad, including what he thinks of Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees, on this sunny afternoon in the French Riveria.

Life & Arts
10:29 am
Mon May 25, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 5

Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le speaks with Hong Kong Int'l Film Society Executive Director Roger Garcia on another picture-perfect day in the South of France. We're at the Hotel Majestic on the Croisette during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for an episode of Hot Topics and speaking with Roger Garcia, the man behind the scenes and responsible for the Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival (HKIFF), HK Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Asia Film Awards (AFA).   Garcia talks about his experience at Cannes over the years with the market side of the festival.

Life & Arts
10:24 am
Mon May 25, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 4

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman interviews Jonas Carpignano, Director of Mediterranea, at the Nespresso Beach Cafe sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, located across from the JW Marriott Hotel on Le Croisette.

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Arts Eclectic
6:00 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Ethan Azarian: 'Survive Yourself'

'The Warhols,' Ethan Azarian

For many years, musician and painter Ethan Azarian staged an annual show of his works in his own home; his "In-House Galleries" became a well-known holiday event in Austin. These days, the home-based shows are no more, and Ethan has started putting together a quadrennial solo show at what he calls "a real gallery," by which he means a gallery space that's not also his own living room.

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Texas Standard
1:29 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Pixar Director Reveals Inspiration, Music for New Short

“Lava” screens before the new Pixar feature film “Inside Out.” It premieres June 19 – but Texas Standard has a sneak peek (or listen…)
Courtesy Pixar Animation Studios

From Texas Standard.

Pixar has produced hit after award-winning hit. Films including the “Toy Story” series, “Cars” and many others. The company has arguably set the standard for computer-generated animation.

Jim Murphy has been at Pixar since 1996. He’s been an animator for Academy Award-winning films including “Finding Nemo “ and “The Incredibles."

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Life & Arts
3:14 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Actor Fred Willard on Returning to Austin and Saying 'Yes, And...'

Actor Fred Willard performs at a past 'Wits' show. Tonight he performs with 'Wits' in Austin.
Minnesota Public Radio/flickr

For fifty years, Fred Willard has been entertaining America. He is one of the more prolific working actors of our time. He’ll be in town tonight for a taping of the public radio show, “Wits.” Spanning genres from ground-breaking comedies to tween sitcoms to animation voice work, he has more than 275 film and TV credits as an actor and more than 130 appearing as himself. Willard could be the embodiment of the improv comedy "Yes, and..." credo.

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Life & Arts
10:56 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Matching 'Wits' with John Moe

John Moe during a May 2015 performance of 'Wits.'
Minnesota Public Radio/flickr

Wits, the live public radio show that brings comedians, actors and musicians to the stage, is coming to Austin's Paramount Theater this week.

Host John Moe has managed to combine two of his interests – acting on stage and creating public radio — into what has become a pretty good gig. He talked with KUT’s Jimmy Maas this week about how it all began while he was still the host of “Marketplace Tech” based in Minneapolis.

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In Black America Podcast
2:55 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program [Part II]

Richard Paul and Steven Moss

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. conclude his conversation with Richard Paul, an award-winning independent public radio documentary producer, and Steven Moss, Associate Professor of English at Texas State Technical College, co-authors of ‘We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.’

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Life & Arts
10:18 am
Wed May 20, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 3

Daily Buzz co-host John Wildman spoke with Shameless Writer/Director Oh Seung Uk and the film's male lead, Kim Nam Gil, inside the Korean Film Council's beach pavilion over the weekend.

The film also stars Korean actress Jeon Do Yeon, who flew into town just for the premiere. She returned to Cannes for the 3rd time. Last year, Jeon was a member of the competition jury and has also won the Best Actress at Cannes for the film Secret Sunshine in 2007.

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In Perspective
9:01 am
Wed May 20, 2015

What Are We Eating and Why? Food, History and Politics

Credit www.datamonitorconsumer.com

Have you ever been to a Whole Foods or maybe a co-op and seen labels that say things like, "gluten-free", "non-gmo," "no antibiotics," "free-roaming," "BPA-free," and wondered to yourself, "What does this all mean?" Well, you're not alone. It's a complex, cloudy world when it comes to food these days, and sometimes it's hard to know what's good, what's bad and what you can afford (both ethically and financially) .

In this episode of In Perspective, we'll try to gain a better understanding of food and the food industry, and also explore why things are so complicated when it comes to what we eat.

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Arts Eclectic
2:46 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

A 'Traffic Jam' You Might Enjoy

Steve Parker truly enjoys staging large-scale and unusual musical pieces. Among other projects, he's organized performances for 100 marching tubas, he's staged an outdoor performance for a dozen trombonists arranged around the perimeter of a lake, and he's created multiple sound installations as part of the Blanton Museum's SoundSpace series.

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Life & Arts
11:52 am
Mon May 18, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 2

It’s the 68th Edition of the Annual Cannes Film Festival, and it’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The Daily Buzz is at the Nespresso Café located across from the JW Marriott Hotel on Le Croisette in the South of France with this year’s edition of The Daily Buzz at Cannes 2015.

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Life & Arts
11:46 am
Mon May 18, 2015

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 1

We’re back with another edition of The Daily Buzz at Cannes for the 68th Edition of the Annual Cannes Film Festival.

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In Black America Podcast
10:14 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

Clyde Foster processes telemetry at the Marshall Space Flight Center in 1965 in a photo that appeared in Ebony magazine. As a NASA employee, Foster was a leader in getting jobs and advancing engineering education for African Americans.
Courtesy of Don Rutledge ©

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Richard Paul, an award-winning independent public radio documentary producer, and Steven Moss, Associate Professor of English at Texas State Technical College, co-authors of ‘We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.’

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Arts Eclectic
1:51 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Visit 'Greater Tuna' in Wimberley

R. Michael Clinkscales and Will Mercer in 'Greater Tuna'

'Greater Tuna' had its world premiere in Austin in 1981. In the 34 years since, the comedy (written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard) has remained an enduring favorite, spawning three sequels about the residents of Tuna, the "third smallest town in Texas."

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MUSIC
5:12 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Live Music in Austin for the Weekend of May 8-10, 2015

The Flaming Lips are bringing their live show to the Levitation psychedelic rock festival this weekend in Austin.
https://flic.kr/p/8eU7MW

This weekend, a psychedelic rock festival called Levitation brings to town Tame Impala, the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Flaming Lips. Other shows in Austin include performances by Gregg Allman, Torres and the Blue Bonnets, fronted Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's.

KUT’s Nathan Bernier talks about those shows and others with KUTX program director Matt Reilly, as they listen to clips from every artist mentioned.

In Black America Podcast
2:09 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Remembering Ron Banks, Founder of The Dramatics

The Dramatics. Ron Banks, front row, center.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Ron Banks, singer and a founding member of the Detroit vocal group, which formed in the mid-1960s and continued to play for avid audiences around the country.

Banks’ sweet voice and smooth choreography helped distinguish the Dramatics, particularly in Detroit’s post-Motown scene of the 1970s, when the group enjoyed crossover pop success with songs such as”Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” and “In the Rain.”

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Get Involved
5:00 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Get Involved Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

From Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, this month’s Get Involved spotlight non-profit:

Serving Central Texas for 30 years, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

RMHC CTX began providing temporary lodging and support services to hospitalized children and their families in 1985 in Austin’s first Ronald McDonald House®. For three decades, we have cared for thousands of families by providing a “home-away-from-home” at our Ronald McDonald House® and four Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. Since 1993, we have also supported families who have lost a child through our Healing Hearts program, which provides burial assistance and bereavement support.

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