Weekly Podcast

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

KUT Weekend – April 24th, 2020

This week, a UT grad student is marooned in Dubai after COVID-19 travel rules stymie his return to Austin. Construction in Texas is ‘essential’ during the pandemic. Workers worry their health is not. And UT Researchers say social distancing is working. Slacking off could put us on a ‘catastrophic path.’ Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – April 17th, 2020

This week, an Austin running company changes course amid the coronavirus pandemic. Testing and tracing could get us out of quarantine someday. But what’s tracing, and how does it work? And, with families stuck close to home, ‘bear hunters’ take to Austin’s streets. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – April 10th, 2020

This week, Austinites who depend on real-life connections for sobriety find community online. As UT students log on to finish classes from home, some in rural Texas struggle to stay connected. And, we take a look at who’s using public transportation in Austin during the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – April 3rd, 2020

This week, how the coronavirus pandemic has upended the most difficult part of life – death. Homeless Austinites – and the people who help them – are having to do less with less amid COVID-19. And, Austin therapists offer teleheatlh during the COVID-19 pandemic. But who pays isn’t always clear. Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – March 13, 2020

The latest on coronavirus in Austin in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – March 6, 2020

Austin cancels South by Southwest. Plus, why Tuesday’s primaries were just round one in some political battles. And how some Austin police officers are trying to build trust with young people. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – February 28, 2020

A warm winter and the weird things it does in Austin. Plus, why do people in Travis County vote at grocery stores? And the Godfather of Austin’s club scene. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – February 21, 2020

We find out who’s behind the ‘funny little messages’ on signs along Austin roads. Plus, Austin landlords repeatedly cited for health and safety violations could get their right to rent revoked. And after a rise in mothers dying in childbirth, Texas came up with a plan. We find out how it’s going. Those stories and…

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KUT Weekend – February 14, 2020

The Austin City Council gets one big step closer to a sweeping overhaul of the city’s land development rules. Plus, delays in the Austin Police Department handing enforcement of rules governing loud music to the city’s music office. And a trip to the tiny West Texas town of Valentine. Those stories and more in this…

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KUT Weekend – February 7, 2020

The Austin City Council hires a new consultant to help with homelessness. Plus, Austin firefighters look to California to address the city’s wildfire risks. And the unique role of sports medicine at Texas rodeos. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – January 31, 2020

New data showing black and Latinx drivers are increasingly more likely to be stopped by Austin police. Plus, the story of a Central Texas man’s deportation to Mexico and how it affected his children, who are U.S. citizens. And the Austin History Center celebrating a newspaper that’s chronicled black life in Austin since 1973. Those…

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KUT Weekend – January 24, 2020

The Austin City Council tries to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession, but the police chief says officers will still bust pot smokers. Plus, rural counties in fast-growing Central Texas hustle to prevent being undercounted in the 2020 Census. And the Last Man on Rainey Street vowed to stay, but now he’s glad he left. Those stories…

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