April 16, 2021
New challenges in the rush to get people vaccinated: unfilled appointments! Plus, renters still stuck in limbo after their homes were damaged by the February winter storm. And how librarians are using the outdoors to get kids reading together again. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Survey at survey.kut.orgListen
April 2, 2021
COVID numbers continue to flatten in the Austin-area. Plus, why it’s so hard to find out what Austin Energy circuit your home is on. And how an out-of-work musician’s latest album was inspired by having to spend hours on hold with the unemployment office. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe […]Listen
March 26, 2021
Texas expands coronavirus eligibility to everyone over 16 in Texas starting Monday. Plus, the legacy of Austin civil rights leader Bertha Sadler Means. And the story behind Herman the singing plumber. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.orgListen
March 19, 2021
A recording of the state’s top utility regulator that caused him to lose his job. Plus, bills in the Texas legislature that seek to undo what local election officials did to try to make voting safe during the pandemic. And how some farmers are trying to get by after the winter storm decimated local farms. […]Listen
March 12, 2021
The Austin school district needs to evaluate 800 students for special ed. It doesn’t have the staff to do it. A UT Austin committee determines the intent of the school song ‘The Eyes of Texas’ was ‘not overtly racist.’ And Austin rents have dropped, ever so slightly, so now some renters see a chance to […]Listen
March 5, 2021
Frontline workers react to Governor Abbott rescinding the mask mandate. Plus, local officials prepare for an influx of COVID vaccine. And how local otters stayed warm during last month’s extreme winter weather. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.orgListen
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! Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.orgListen
Weekend is produced by Nathan each Friday and includes stories almost exclusively from KUT’s local team of reporters. No national news. You know where to find that. Occasionally, KUT Weekend includes a taste of what’s happening around Texas. But the idea is to focus on our immediate surrounding area, catch you up on what happened this week and highlight some of the quality public radio reporting out of the KUT newsroom!
Nathan Bernier a KUT reporter and the local news producer and reporter during All Things Considered. He grew up in the small mountain town of Nelson, BC, Canada, and worked at news radio stations in Ottawa, Montreal and Boston before starting at KUT in 2008.
Nathan has won numerous journalism awards including a National Edward R. Murrow Award, Texas Associated Press Awards, Lonestar Awards from the Houston Press Club, and various other awards and recognitions.
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