Virginia Cumberbatch, Leslie Blair, and Doyin Oyeniyi discuss the story of integrating the University of Texas at Austin, the ongoing struggle for inclusion and equity on campus, Austin’s chronic problems with racial and economic inequality, and upholding the city’s progressive reputation.
Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett talk with cultural historian Jason Mellard, sharing wild memories of Austin's legendary music venue and discussing its role in launching progressive country and making Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world.
Carolyn Boyd and Jessica Lee, both of the Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center, describe the profound discoveries they’ve uncovered researching the ‘oldest known book in North America’, the White Shaman mural in Lower Pecos, Texas.
In conjunction with new paperback release of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh reflects on her relationship with the late musician Vic Chesnutt and her commitment to telling the truth through her art.
Culinary journalist and activist Toni Tipton-Martin discusses her new book, offering listeners insight into what the "Jemima Code” actually is and the harmful stereotype that it has perpetuated over time.
Multi-Grammy award-winning frontman for the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel talks about his life as a musician, advice for young creatives, and why he keeps comin’ at ya, i.e.: touring every town in America!