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KUT Weekend – July 19, 2019

Austin gets its first triple digit heat of the summer. Plus, how new city rules on panhandling may benefit buskers. And why does the top of Austin’s tallest building look ‘unfinished’? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – May 31, 2019

Half of I-35’s main lanes through North Austin will close this weekend. Plus, the origin of the word “Texas” may be rooted in something other than friendship. And what’s the real story behind Dan’s and Fran’s hamburgers? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – May 24, 2019

Texas lawmakers have until Monday to pass their latest proposal on cutting property taxes and boosting school spending. Plus, how death certificate delays have put healing on hold for a grieving family. And how an Austin woman helped change the Texas constitution to make dads pay child support. Those stories and more in this edition…

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KUT Weekend – March 22, 2019

Beto O’Rourke navigating being a white man in a diverse field of candidates. Plus, a rise of migrants apprehended in El Paso strains local charities. And what ever happened to the Austin festival Spamarama? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – March 15, 2019

We revisit the origin story of Austin as ‘The Live Music Capital of the World.’ Plus, how brands transform downtown Austin during South by Southwest. And the human cost of the Texas construction boom. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 30, 2018

Dockless scooters present pitfalls (and potholes) for police, pedestrians — and insurers. Plus, the U.S. waives FBI fingerprint background checks for teens at a migrant camp in West Texas. And why are Austin’s trees having such a colorful autumn? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 9, 2018

A look at some down ballot election results in Austin. Plus, why urbanists think they won the local election. And how Austin’s efforts to feed an outsized migration of Monarch butterflies will be tested this fall. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – October 12, 2018

A local ballot proposition has Austin environmentalists divided. Plus, dockless electric scooters make their debut at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. And On The Media host Brooke Gladstone on the consequences of partisan media bubbles. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – August 17, 2018

The number of public school employees trained to carry guns to school in Texas is set to more than double. Plus, Mexican parents reunited with their undocumented children after spending decades apart. And a veteran Austin audio engineer’s pursuit of the perfect listening room. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe…

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KUT Weekend – June 15, 2018

Texas Republicans hold their first convention since Donald Trump became president. Plus, the Democrat trying to defeat Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. And why can’t you swim in Lady Bird Lake? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 8, 2018

The Republican-dominated Texas Senate gears up to tackle school shootings. Plus, a family pushed to the outskirts of Austin as mobile home parks are redeveloped. And thousands of motorcycles roll into town for one of the largest such gatherings in the country. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – June 1, 2018

Why the hottest May ever recorded in Austin could set us up for a scorching summer. Plus, a new art installation at a bus stop at 12th and Chicon Streets that remembers Austin’s African-American history. And it is Bee Cave or Bee Caves? And where are all the bees? Those stories and more in this…

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KUT Weekend – April 13, 2018

An Austin soldier killed in Syria is remembered as a ‘superhero’ to friends and family. Plus, a solar farm experiment in East Austin. And why are there so many self-storage businesses in Austin? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – March 30, 2018

After the serial bombings, uncomfortable truths emerge about racial divides in Austin. Plus, CodeNEXT could be put to voters in November. And why Texas wine keeps getting better and better. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – February 2, 2018

Why some views of the Texas Capitol building are legally protected in Austin. Plus, how have private prisons fared under President Trump? And a local organization training children to become film makers. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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KUT Weekend – November 24, 2017

A new effort in Austin ISD to push for more equal outcomes among black, white and Hispanic kids. Plus, what the Thanksgiving weekend is like for southeast Texans still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. And why the Trump administration is considering a Texas professor to help lead the Census Bureau. Those stories and more in this…

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KUT Weekend – August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey threatens millions across Texas. We update you on the Austin-area and then speak with officials on the Gulf Coast. Plus, how unregulated development in Houston could make flooding worse. And how a multi-million dollar project aims to protect downtown Austin from flooding. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe…

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KUT Weekend – August 4, 2017

What the city of Austin’s new budget could mean for property taxes. Plus, helicopters are being used more to fight wildfires. And why Hippie Hollow is the only clothing-optional public park in Texas. 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 – May 12, 2017

Hundreds of bills killed in the Texas House as the legislative session nears an end. Why the Austin heat can make you crazy. The history behind Convict Hill. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at http://weekend.kut.org

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