Nathan Bernier

KUT Weekend – February 26, 2021

State lawmakers considering how to stop last week’s power outages from happening again. Plus, some Austin apartment dwellers still have no water. And how those sad mounds of dead cactus across Central Texas may be reborn. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – February 12, 2021

A dangerous cold snap freezes Austin. Plus, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley retires. And who’s buried in that cemetery on 51st Street? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – February 5, 2021

Austin Public Health tries to shed light on its confusing vaccine rollout. Plus, how coronavirus testing has become a “cash cow” for freestanding ERs in Texas. And an effort to preserve the memory of East Austin’s Metz Elementary School. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 29, 2021

Challenges of the coronavirus vaccine rollout in Bastrop County. Plus, what is the future of the Broken Spoke now that its founder James White has died? And why it takes years for some Central Texans to develop cedar allergies. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 22, 2021

The latest on Austin’s coronavirus vaccine rollout. Plus, Governor Abbott targets Austin’s move to relax rules where homeless people can camp. And Texas Parks and Wildlife eradicates a zebra mussel infestation for the first time. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 15, 2021

Austin opens an alternate care site for COVID patients in the convention center. Plus, the Texas legislature gavels in for its once-every-two-year regular legislative session. And UT researchers experimenting with empathy as a treatment for loneliness. Those stores and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – January 8, 2021

Austin prepares a field hospital at the convention center as hospitals fill with COVID patients. Plus, we’ll hear from two members of Congress while they were locked down as pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. And the Texas Legislature gears up to start their once-every-two-years regular session next week. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – December 24, 2020

Austin moves to its highest level of COVID risk guidance. Plus, health care workers express relief as the vaccine rolls out statewide. And part 2 of the story behind some of Austin’s most prominent graffiti. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – December 18, 2020

An Austinite who’s still planting flags in his yard for every Texan who’s died from COVID-19. Plus, the voices of Central Texans facing hunger during the pandemic. And who’s spray painting some of Austin’s most visible graffiti? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

KUT Weekend – December 11, 2020

Austin could move to Stage 5 of its COVID-19 risk based guidelines as soon as next week. Plus, Austin ISD’s decision to deny hundreds of teachers requesting pandemic medical exemptions the ability to work from home. And an Austin guitarist forced to rediscover his musical instrument following a stroke.

KUT Weekend – December 4, 2020

Austin Mayor Steve Adler apologizes for vacationing in Cabo while urging people to stay home. Plus, the contentious Austin city council runoff elections in North Austin. And the hero lab mice we are sacrificing to advance COVID-19 vaccine research. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing, Austin moves to Stage 4 of its risk based guidelines. Plus, CapMetro tries to make public transit more accessible for low-income riders. And why general aviation in Fredericksburg is soaring through the pandemic.Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – November 13, 2020

Coronavirus numbers going the wrong way in Travis County. Plus, why the Democrats’ attempt to flip the Texas House failed. And KUT’s efforts to improve its diversity and inclusion. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – November 6, 2020

Election results in Central Texas! Plus, the blue wave in Texas that failed to materialize. And public fridges offering free food in food insecure areas of Austin. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – October 30, 2020

Record voter turnout in Texas! Plus, the latest on COVID-19 trends in Central Texas. And a show celebrating the achievements of African Americans marks 50 years on the air at KUT. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – October 23, 2020

Third-party groups put their voices and dollars to work ahead of a public transit referendum in Austin. Plus, a look at some of the competitive elections in Travis County. And the declining COVID-19 situation in nearby Waco. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – October 16, 2020

Early voting starts and people flood the polls in record numbers. Plus, UT-Austin struggles to stop parties that could spread the coronavirus. And Mother’s Cafe, a 40-year-old vegetarian restaurant, closes permanently because of the pandemic. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – October 9, 2020

Governor Abbott allows county judges to reopen bars at 50 percent capacity. Plus, how the Republican Party consolidated power in Texas. And why are there so many otters popping up in Central Texas? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – October 2, 2020

Does less spending on police mean higher crime rates? Plus, the University of Texas response to COVID-19. And why Luby’s cafeteria was such a huge success (before it wasn’t). Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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KUT Weekend – September 25, 2020

The Austin Independent School District plans to phase-in students back to school buildings on October 5th. Plus, trying to gauge the Latino vote in Texas ahead of the presidential elections in November. And a 15-year-old girl who wouldn’t let the pandemic stop her Quinceañera. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!

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