Life & Arts

The Write Up
4:31 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

K.A. Holt on Zombies, Haiku and Combating Helicopter Parenting

Credit Kari Anne Roy

It’s a true pleasure to get to sit down with Holt on The Write Up and discuss her craft and career and how she balances daily life, deadlines and being a mother of three. Join us as we chat about the attraction of writing for a younger audience, her love for underdogs and preteen ne’er-do-wells, and the allure of poetry.

Her novel Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel won praise from readers all over the nation. Her poetry shines in her collection Haiku Mama: Because 17 Syllables is All You Have Time to Read, written under the name Kari Anne Roy, is a collection of haikus hilariously bemoaning the struggles and joys of parenting.

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In Black America Podcast
2:23 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Ylonda Gault Caviness: How Old School Parenting Worked

Ylonda Gault Caviness has spent more than a decade writing about parenting for iVillage's Parenting and Pregnancy channel.
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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Ylonda Gault Caviness, veteran journalists, education advocate and author of ‘Child, Please: How Mama’s Old School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself.’

Caviness was raised on P-Funk and chicken wings by a mama whose “expert” advice was a beat-down glare and five simple words: Don’t. Make. Me. Hurt. You. When she became a mother herself, she flouted Mama’s old-fashioned ways.

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Life & Arts
11:03 am
Tue June 16, 2015

On Story: Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa and Danny Boyle

From Austin Film Festival, On Story is a radio show that takes a look inside the creative process with today’s leading writers and directors.

On today’s episode, Planet of the Apes and Jurassic World screenwriters Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. And later in our program, filmmaker Danny Boyle.

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Arts Eclectic
3:07 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

See 'Women Painting Women' in Georgetown

The website Women Painting Women was launched several years ago by artists Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie Valeri. The mission of the site was (and remains) fairly simple: to create an online space for female artists to share works which feature women as subject matter.

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Life & Arts
9:03 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

A Biker 'Family Reunion,' Annual ROT Rally Draws Thousands to Austin

Motorcyclists arrive in Downtown Austin at the completion of the 2015 ROT Rally Parade.
Carlo Nasisse for KUT News

On Friday evening, downtown Austin rumbled with the sounds of thousands of motorcyclists converging on Congress Avenue for the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally.

For 20 years, Austin has hosted the ROT Biker Rally, one of the largest and most highly anticipated events of its kind for bikers and bike enthusiasts. With glossy bikes and unique apparel on full display, the rally, particularly the Friday night parade, offered a showcase of biker culture in all its diversity.

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MUSIC
5:56 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Live Music for the Weekend of June 12-13, 2015

Houston's the Geto Boys are among the artists performing in Austin this weekend.
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The Republic of Texas biker rally brings rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd to town, along with members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. But there are also shows by Houston rap godfathers the Geto Boys and the San Antonio Smiths-influenced band Girl in a Coma.

 

KUT’s Nathan Bernier speaks to KUTX program director Matt Reilly about what’s happening on live music stages this weekend.


In Black America Podcast
11:14 am
Wed June 10, 2015

The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is the Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement for Nielsen. She is responsible for increasing the company’s brand awareness among African American, Asian American and Hispanic non-profit organizations, leaders and consumers.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement for Nielsen. Nielsen is a leading global provider of information and insights that measure what consumers watch and buy in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Arts Eclectic
10:38 am
Mon June 8, 2015

'Fragile Rock' Celebrates Sadness in a Hilarious Way

The puppet cast of 'Fragile Rock'

For a show that was born out of very real pain, 'Fragile Rock' is a lot of fun. While dealing with a divorce and the depression that comes along with such a life-changing event, Brently Heilbron found himself wanting to give in to the urge to write depressing, self-pitying songs. And since he's a comedian at heart, he saw the humor in that urge. The image of an all-puppet emo rock band singing sad songs stuck in his head, and before he knew it, 'Fragile Rock' was born.

Since he had no background in puppetry, Heilbron sought the help of puppet maker Shaun Branigan and the felt cast of 'Fragile Rock' began to come to life. More songs were written, a story began to take shape, and the show came to life. 

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Life & Arts
6:01 am
Mon June 8, 2015

ATX Television Fest Brings Small-Screen Stars to Austin

The Gilmore Girls reunion was a highly anticipated event at this year's ATX Fest.
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From Texas Standard:

There are at least three things every Texan knows about Austin. 1) It's the state capitol. 2) It calls itself the live music capitol of the world. And 3) It seems like there's a festival nearly every weekend.

One of those festivals is all about television – a segment of the entertainment industry that used to have a Rodney Dangerfield complex – it "never gets no respect."

But as the Texas Standard's Laura Rice found out at this year's ATX Fest, the real story here is how much that's changed.

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Life & Arts
10:38 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 18

Wrapping up this edition of the Daily Buzz at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Daily Buzz Producer catches up with Scott Foundas (Variety), Maggie Lee (Variety) and Aaron Hillis (VICE) at the Grey Goose Rotunda poolside of the Hotel Majestic Barriere during the final weekend of the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Tune in as these three industry experts discuss what stood out at this year's fest, including the greater number of female directors in competition, their festival favorites and disappointments, festival award predictions and the most memorable parties.

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Life & Arts
5:10 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 17

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman talks with Cannes Directors' Fortnight (Quizaine) winner, Turkish/French writer/director about her film, MUSTANG, Deniz Gamze Ergüven and actress, Güneş Nezihe Şensoy poolside at the Clarion Suites Hotel mid-week prior to winning at the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. First time filmmaker, Ergüven describes her inspiration for making the movie and why she wanted to tell the story of what it means to be a girl in Turkey today. Having spent time in various countries, she felt a restraint in Turkey she didn't experience elsewhere.

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Life & Arts
5:08 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 16

Daily Buzz Producer, Irene Cho chats with Gerald Duchassoy from the Cannes Classics program on the 4th floor of the Palais Du Festival at the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Often referred to as the cinephile portion of the festival, Cannes Classics was created in 2004 by Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Institut Lumière and of the Cannes Film Festival as part of the transition of 35mm to digital.

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Life & Arts
5:07 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 15

Daily Buzz Co-Host, Anderson Le speaks with Korean writer/director Shin Su Won, about her film, MADONNA. The final of 4 Korean films at Cannes this year, other titles include THE SHAMELESS, OFFICE, and COIN LOCKER GIRL. Han Jun hee's COIN LOCKER GIRL was selected to be part of Semaine de la Critique (CRITICS WEEK) while Hong Won Chan's OFFICE played in the Midnight Screening section. Oh Seung Uk's THE SHAMELESS and Shin Su Won's MADONNA were invited to screen in Un Certain Regard.

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Life & Arts
5:06 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 14

Daily Buzz Co-host, John Wildman catches up with international sales agent, Josh Braun, Co-President of Submarine at the Hotel Majestic Bar mid-week during the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Join us for this Festival Insider conversation as we check in with this festival expert post Submarine's Cannes Market debut screening of Tara Subkoff's directorial debut, #HORROR starring Chlöe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Taryn Manning and the documentary film, HAROLD AND LILLIAN, A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY screening in the Cannes Classics section of the festival.

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Life & Arts
5:05 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 13

Join an impromptu Hot Topics conversation as Daily Buzz producer, Irene Cho befriends two international journalists, France's Emmanuelle Spadacenta (Cinemateaser) and Spain's Alberto Villarino (El Antepenultimo Mohicano) while waiting in line at the JW Marriott Theater Croisette at the international premiere of DOPE. DOPE, a coming of age comedy/drama for the hip hop generation, directed by Rick Famuyiwa debuted earlier this year at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and screened in the Directors Fortnight (Quinzaine) section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Life & Arts
5:04 am
Sat June 6, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 12

It's a beautiful sunny day in the South of France and Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le speaks with director Chloe Zhao, SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME and the two leads in the film, John Reddy and Jashaun St. John at the Majestic Beach across from the Hotel Majestic during the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January and returns to the festival circuit as it makes it's international premiere in the Quinzaine (Directors' Fortnight) section at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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Life & Arts
10:50 am
Fri June 5, 2015

Daily Buzz at Cannes Episode 11

Daily Buzz Co-Host, John Wildman speaks with Pierre-Louis Renou, General Manager of Hotel Majestic Barriere on this gorgeous afternoon mid-festival at the Hotel Majestic Beach during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The Hotel Majestic Barriere, just adjacent to the Palais des Festivals on Le Croisette, is located in the center of all activity during the festival and Marche du Festival.

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Life & Arts
12:30 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

On Story: Alec Berg & Paul Feig

Writer and director Paul Feig.
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From Austin Film Festival, On Story gives a look inside the creative process with today’s leading writers and directors.

On today’s episode, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Alec Berg. And later in our program, film and television director Paul Feig.

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In Black America Podcast
11:26 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescription

A. Mechele Dickerson is a nationally recognized bankruptcy law scholar and a global media expert on consumer debt. She is the author of Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with A. Mechele Dickerson, Law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, and author of ‘Homeownership and America's Financial Underclass: Flawed Premises, Broken Promises, New Prescriptions.

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Get Involved
5:00 am
Mon June 1, 2015

Get Involved Spotlight: Sustainable Food Center

From Sustainable Food Center, this month’s Get Involved spotlight non-profit:

 

Sustainable Food Center cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.  SFC envisions a food secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy, local food.

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