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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 https://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 https://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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12th & Chicon: KUT’s Coverage Approach

The KUT newsroom wants to share stories from the people that live near 12th and Chicon and know it best. In doing this, we do feel we have to acknowledge that our news staff does not reflect the diversity of the community we’ll be covering. We have several objectives in this project, and one of…

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KUT Weekend – September 30, 2016

Why does it take so long to build things in Austin? The mother of a teenager killed by Austin police discusses her grief. The Austin band behind sound track for the Netflix series “Stranger Things” is shining a light on local synthesizer music. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at…

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KUT Weekend – August 12, 2016

In Austin public schools, vaccine exemption rates are drawn along socioeconomic lines. New questions surround State Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin) legislative attendance record. Activists push Austin Mayor Steve Adler to include rail in his $720 million transportation bond proposal. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – April 15, 2016

Leadership changes at the Texas agency responsible for abused and neglected kids. Uber may not be following the current city rules for identifying Uber drivers. For Texans, building business ties with Cuba isn’t a sprint, it’s a decades-long marathon. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – April 8, 2016

A teenager in foster care was arrested for the murder of a student on the UT-Austin campus. Texas lawmakers are talking about how to improve Medicaid. Why Austin is focused on a housing plan. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – March 25, 2016

What power do East Austin neighbors have to halt changes brought by development? A mild winter brings Bluebonnets a bit earlier than usual. How one group of cowboys is disrupting the business of rodeo. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – February 5, 2016

Four arguments that sum up Austin’s debate over Uber and Lyft. In Austin’s Mueller development, a possible school raises a lot of questions. The candidates vying to replace Central Austin’s Democratic State Rep. Elliot Naishtat agree on many issues. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – January 22, 2016

Why did Uber and Lyft supporters gather 65,000 signatures? Local billionaire Michael Dell is buying small TV stations around the country. How many guns can one person open carry? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – January 15, 2016

Austin might put public bathrooms downtown. A Round Rock man plans to swim across the Pacific Ocean. How’s 10-1 working more than a year in? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – January 8, 2016

With Oracle’s expansion, some renters lose while others may gain, Mayor Steve Adler re-ignites debate over how to fix gridlock, new restaurant openings to look forward to in 2016 and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 1, 2016

Open carry begins in Texas, New Year’s resolutions for Ted Cruz, the hunt for a missing Austin turtle and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – December 11, 2015

Concealed handgun carry recommendations for UT-Austin, the political battle continues over Syrian refugees, new technology to alert of flash flooding and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – December 4, 2015

The fight continues over Syrian refugees in Texas, APD moves ahead with putting body cameras on cops, and what it’s like to run a “beer mile.” Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 20, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott tries to stop Syrian refugees from coming here….if folic acid prevents birth defects, why isn’t corn flour masa fortified…..one Central Texas woman’s journey from shelter to student to aspiring chef….and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 6, 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest has a “sober tent”….court case tests the limits of homeschooling….how Texas high school students are learning about growing vineyards….and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org

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