Weekly Podcast

KUT Weekend – September 18, 2020

Governor Abbott allows restaurants, retail businesses and offices to increase to 75% capacity on Monday. Plus, the challenges of being a UT professor and parent of two toddlers during the pandemic. And a local indigenous tribe seeks to reclaim remains from the University of Texas. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!…

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KUT Weekend – September 11, 2020

The employment picture in Texas sixth months into the global pandemic. Plus, why the city of Austin is stopping a company from doing diversity training for city employees. And COVID-19 is keeping many students of color from returning to college, but less so at Southwestern. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!…

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KUT Weekend – September 4, 2020

A UT-Austin professor says the school’s history of segregation and racism still complicates campus life today. No solution is permanent for an Austin mom struggling with child care during the pandemic, And, Austin could ‘decouple’ Victim Services from the police department. Subscribe at weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – August 28, 2020

Thousands of Hurricane Laura evacuees take shelter in Austin. Plus, why is the Austin housing market booming during a pandemic? And Austin’s Latino community loses two giants but their legacy lives on. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – August 21, 2020

Texas leaders threaten to punish Austin for cutting police funding. Plus, how COVID-19 has devastated the local hotel industry. And what it’s like to play in a high school marching band during a pandemic. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – August 14, 2020

Austin’s city council cuts the police budget. Plus, how Census changes could take political power and funding from Texas Latinos. And a funeral home founder dies from COVID-19. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – August 7, 2020

The Austin school district delays the start of the school year because of COVID-19. Plus, local election officials in Texas scrambling to find places to put polling places during the pandemic. And a flea market that brought cultures together for decades could be closed forever. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!…

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KUT Weekend – July 31, 2020

The relatively broad self-defense laws in Texas. Plus, what it’s like to have COVID-19 in Texas without health insurance. And a spontaneous bike ride to trace Austin’s Black history draws hundreds. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – July 24, 2020

It took a statewide order, but wearing a mask in Austin isn’t weird anymore. Plus, how COVID-19 precautions have left homeless Austinites with fewer places to escape the heat. And ICE detainees in Texas are 15 times more likely to have COVID-19 than the general public. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT…

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KUT Weekend – July 17, 2020

Austin is turning the convention center into a field hospital for COVID-19 patients. Plus, Austin’s city council losing faith in the police chief they hired unanimously. And the economic turbulence facing Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe: http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – July 10, 2020

People in Austin who don’t wear face masks in public could face fines of up to $2,000. Plus, research forecasting up to 90 percent of live music venues in Austin could close permanently by Halloween. And a local couple sets up an errand service in Spanish to help people stay home as much as possible….

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KUT Weekend – July 3, 2020

Mandatory masking ordered in counties across Texas. Plus, a call to end arrests for minor crimes in Hays County. And some of the primary runoff races you’ll find on the ballot during early voting. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 26, 2020

Texas reverses its phased reopening. Plus, suburbs around Austin confront monuments to the Confederacy in their backyards. And what happened when Big Bend reopened? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 19, 2020

The city of Austin orders businesses to require face masks. Plus, the racist roots of UT Austin’s school song. And a Texan in her 90s still working to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 12th, 2020

After Mike Ramos’ death, his mother calls on Austin Police to ‘make a change.’ Project Connect makes a lot of promises. Equity is one of them. And the pandemic is making it harder to get Austin college students counted in the 2020 Census. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – June 5th, 2020

An Austin medic recalls a weekend of police violence amid peaceful protests. We hear Austinites recount police violence during protests and demand cuts to the Austin Police Department budget. And thousands rally in Austin for economic justice and an end to police violence. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – May 29th, 2020

Two Austin nurses travel to a Detroit hospital hit hard by COVID-19. Pease and Brooke Elementary students say goodbye – from a distance – as schools close for good. And despite COVID-19, leases in Austin are still ending. We find out what it’s like to move during a pandemic. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – May 15th, 2020

Austin music venues worry the COVID-19 pandemic could leave them shuttered permanently. Austin Pets Alive! sees increase in fosters and adoptions as people spend more time at home. And, no prom, no graduation – but the Class of 2020 is still celebrating the end of high school. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – May 8th, 2020

This week, the first class from Dell Medical School gets ready to graduate in the midst of a pandemic. Phones are a lifeline for homeless Austinites. That’s especially true during COVID-19. And we talk to two KUT Digital team members on collaborating from a safe distance. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – May 1st, 2020

This week, we hear from some KUT listeners about how they’re coping during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether small businesses in Austin get SBA loans could depend on where they bank. And we talk to a couple KUT ‘extroverts’ on how they find sources and anchor the news while social distancing. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org