Weekly Podcast

KUT Weekend – November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing, Austin moves to Stage 4 of its risk based guidelines. Plus, CapMetro tries to make public transit more accessible for low-income riders. And why general aviation in Fredericksburg is soaring through the pandemic.Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 13, 2020

Coronavirus numbers going the wrong way in Travis County. Plus, why the Democrats’ attempt to flip the Texas House failed. And KUT’s efforts to improve its diversity and inclusion. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 6, 2020

Election results in Central Texas! Plus, the blue wave in Texas that failed to materialize. And public fridges offering free food in food insecure areas of Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 30, 2020

Record voter turnout in Texas! Plus, the latest on COVID-19 trends in Central Texas. And a show celebrating the achievements of African Americans marks 50 years on the air at KUT. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 23, 2020

Third-party groups put their voices and dollars to work ahead of a public transit referendum in Austin. Plus, a look at some of the competitive elections in Travis County. And the declining COVID-19 situation in nearby Waco. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 16, 2020

Early voting starts and people flood the polls in record numbers. Plus, UT-Austin struggles to stop parties that could spread the coronavirus. And Mother’s Cafe, a 40-year-old vegetarian restaurant, closes permanently because of the pandemic. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

KUT Weekend – October 9, 2020

Governor Abbott allows county judges to reopen bars at 50 percent capacity. Plus, how the Republican Party consolidated power in Texas. And why are there so many otters popping up in Central Texas? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 2, 2020

Does less spending on police mean higher crime rates? Plus, the University of Texas response to COVID-19. And why Luby’s cafeteria was such a huge success (before it wasn’t). Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – September 25, 2020

The Austin Independent School District plans to phase-in students back to school buildings on October 5th. Plus, trying to gauge the Latino vote in Texas ahead of the presidential elections in November. And a 15-year-old girl who wouldn’t let the pandemic stop her QuinceaƱera. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe…

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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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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: https://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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