Jerry Quijano

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 23, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 23, 2022. Liberty Hill water restrictions. Ascension Seton nurses union. School bonds forum. District 5 candidate forum. Kyle sign removal. Texas State University record enrollment. UT football. UT volleyball.

Red River Cultural District looks to book its next leader and expand business

Cody Cowan is leaving his job as executive director of Austin’s Red River Cultural District’s nonprofit organization to lead the National Independent Venue Association. KUT’s Jerry Quijano chats with Chad Swiatecki of the Austin Monitor about Cowan’s accomplishments in the role, how venue owners are reacting and what happens next.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 17, 2020

Paying for new trains and buses in Austin could involve a joint venture and new taxes. Plus, as the Caddo Mounds State Historic State reopens, tornado survivors heal together. And teens in Texas react to U.S.-Iranian tension. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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