Central Texas top stories for September 7, 2023. The Texas power grid Wednesday night flirted with possible rolling blackouts. Another scorching hot day in store for Central Texas. City of Austin staff recommend elected officials allow higher heights near single-family homes.
Central Texas top stories for Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Impeachment trial of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton begins. Critical fire weather conditions (again). And a looming child care crisis in Texas.
Central Texas top stories for Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023. What’s closed (and what’s not) on this Labor Day. A new deal for the City of Austin and Austin Pets Alive! for the Town Lake Animal Center. Texas Senate impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton starts tomorrow. The state has outlawed motorcycle “lane splitting.” And a reminder about the resources available from 2-1-1.
Research has shown for awhile now that burning fossil fuels can contribute to climate change. But, we kept – and keep – burning fossil fuels.
So why do humans – not all, but many – engage in behavior that goes against our well-being – sometimes in the face of repeated warnings to do otherwise?
KUT checked in over Zoom with Central Texas neuropsychotherapist Bella J. Rockman LPC, MA during this extremely hot summer to get her take on this disconnect.
Classes are underway for the 2023 fall semester at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. But with the new school year comes an old problem – a shortage of on-campus housing. KUT talked with Huston-Tillotson University President Melva K. Wallace about a creative solution to the shortage for this year – and about longer-term plans for encouraging H-T graduates to stay in Austin.
Central Texas top stories for August 15, 2023: Traffic in Austin restaurants is down this summer. COVID-19 cases are back up. The City of Austin tightens up water restrictions. And Hays CISD reminds returning students about fentanyl dangers.
Central Texas top stories for August 3, 2023: Hot and dry conditions persist in Central Texas. Wildfires burning in Bastrop and Burnet counties. COVID-19 cases tick up in Austin. Suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in court today on securities fraud charges.
July 14th, Bastille Day, marks the storming of an ancient royal fortress-turned state prison – and a turning point in the French Revolution.
Happy July 4th! There’s a lot happening in the Austin area to celebrate the holiday. Also, hear about how to keep pets calm during noisy fireworks. And, one Texas city has new guidelines for special events – after an L-G-B-T-Q plus group was denied entry into a parade last year.
KUT’s Jennifer Stayton speaks with Austin’s Youth Poet Laureate Zachary Suri about the power of poetry and giving a voice to young people.
Austin-based choreographer and Texas Performing Arts resident artist Deborah Hay challenges conventional wisdom about how audiences experience dance and wants to free them from expectations of understanding and deriving specific meaning from it.
Aaric Eisenstein had never owned a “grown-up” camera, but when the pandemic hit he discovered a way to pair bird photography with insight from his Jewish traditions.
Have you ever gone on a date, thought it went well and then just… never heard from the other person again? KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talks with Bella J. Rockman about how “ghosting” has spread to all sorts of relationships.
In 2014, the last time Austin had a runoff election for mayor, just 15% of voters participated.
We talk with neuropsychotherapist Bella Rockman about imposter syndrome and how to overcome it.
Jennifer Stayton talks with Dawnie Walton, author of “The Final Revival of Opal and Nev”, which was chosen as the book for the 2022 Mayor’s Book Club.
Austin ISD school fails safety check. Texas DPS director denies his agency failed Uvalde. Austin FC headed to MLS semifinals.
Melva K. Williams took over as the seventh president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin in August 2022. Her goals are to grow the HBCU’s campus, enrollment and partnerships with Austin’s tech community. But first, she has to make sure HT can provide every accepted students with housing.