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KUT Weekend – October 18, 2019

The Austin City Council reinstates limited bans on camping and resting in public. Plus, what does the word “equity” mean in the context of AISD school closures? And iconic Austin burger joint Hut’s Hamburgers closes this weekend after 80 years in business. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – September 27, 2019

Efforts to boost youth voter turnout in 2020. Plus, Austin ISD changes its tone on school closures. And how did Lake Travis’ Sometimes Islands get their name? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 14, 2019

Austin ISD wants to raise teacher pay by at least 6 percent. Plus, hundreds of lakefront homes in Austin not on the city tax rolls. And who’s that Krispy Kreme employee who’s so positive all the time? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – December 28, 2018

Our favorite stories of 2018 in this special year-end edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – December 21, 2018

Gus Garcia, the first elected Hispanic mayor of Austin, dies at 84. Plus, Governor Greg Abbott says he might offer Texans an alternative to Obamacare. And our listeners tell us what it means to be a ‘real’ Austinite. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 22, 2018

Health risks facing migrant children separated from families. Plus, Texas Democrats at their first political convention since Donald Trump was elected president. And Austin’s new police chief says he wants the department to be “trusted and respected by all.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – August 18, 2017

The city of Austin has been collecting taxes from unlicensed short-term rentals. Plus, efforts to remove a plaque at the Texas Capitol commemorating the Confederacy. And invasive zebra mussels spread to Lake Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – July 21, 2017

Is Obamacare “failing” in Texas? Plus, why more-affordable homes are harder to find in Austin. And Stubb’s music venue could rename itself after the celebrated venue Liberty Lunch. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 30, 2017

The battle over the “sanctuary cities” law heads to court. The city of Austin worries possible budget cuts to the EPA could erode efforts to clean polluted land. What are those blue flaps on the Lamar Boulevard underpass north of Lady Bird Lake? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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KUT Weekend – June 23, 2017

An Austin couple incarcerated for 21 years is declared innocent of “Satanic” child sexual abuse. Why soundproofing music venues and the places next to them isn’t as easy as you might think. How Gulf Coast fish could be saved by their spawn songs. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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KUT Weekend – June 16, 2017

Amazon plans to buy Austin-based Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Local college students help refugee children adjust to life in Austin. Exploring African-American culinary history. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 9, 2017

What does Governor Abbott actually hope to accomplish with a special legislative session? What might be the weirdest commute in Austin. And the 71-year-old Austin restaurant Green Pastures is re-invented by local restauranteurs. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 2, 2017

Will Governor Greg Abbott call a special legislative session and for what issues? The story behind those handwritten “We Buy Houses” signs along streets in Austin. A food trailer on East Cesar Chavez brings Northern Thai street food to Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – April 21, 2017

The Texas legislature gets closer to overturning Austin’s ride-hailing rules. Sleep experts support an Austin City Council ambition to make council meetings end earlier. Report warns Red River Street’s music venues are “endangered.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – March 24, 2017

The historically African-American neighborhood around the intersection of 12th and Chicon Streets has been the focus of a six-month reporting project by KUT called On My Block. In this edition of KUT Weekend, we cap off the coverage with a look at stories including why churches in the neighborhood are closing and why a North…

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12th & Chicon: Live Broadcast Wrap-up

In October, KUT embarked on a project to tell the story of a neighborhood in transition: the area around 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin. Decades ago, it was a center of black life in the city, but over the past few years, the forces of gentrification have taken hold. We opened a bureau…

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KUT Weekend – February 10, 2017

Reports of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducting “targeted” raids in Central Texas. A bill that could criminalize sheriffs who don’t cooperate with immigration authorities passes the Texas Senate. How young black men are mentoring students at Kealing Middle School. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – January 27, 2017

Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez defends limiting participation with federal immigration authorities. How Trump administration proposals on the environment and health care are going over in Texas. A corner in fast-changing East Austin where you can get legal advice, cajun food and haircut. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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KUT Weekend – January 20, 2017

Protests and celebrations in Austin over the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Travis County’s new sheriff restricts cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Staring down development, neighbors seek historical recognition for Emancipation Park. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 28, 2016

Why is Texas so Republican? A look at several local races on the ballot in Austin. How invasive species change the Texas landscape and cost taxpayers money. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http:/weekend.kut.org

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