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September 6, 2022

In new book, UT Austin professor argues America is in its Third Reconstruction

By: Jennifer Stayton

Historian, author and professor Peniel Joseph says the United States is living through the third Reconstruction period in its history. He says each of those periods is characterized by racial progress followed by white backlash.


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July 9, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 9, 2024. Austin will spend more than $1 billion dollars to expand one of the city’s wastewater treatment plants. The fate of a historic building on UT’s campus will be decided later this month. Austin’s experience with Hurricane Beryl. Criminal justice advocates are continuing their call for Travis County […]

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July 9, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 9, 2024. In Austin, rental properties are not required to have air conditioning, but that might change. The Texas Music Museum is looking for help with storage and funding. The City of Kyle launched a survey to know its residents’ input on next year’s budget. Georgetown’s population is growing, so […]

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July 8, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 8, 2024. Austin Water could be expanding the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. 94 cats and dogs were transported from the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Corpus Christi to the Austin Humane Society shelter in preparation for Hurricane Beryl. President Joe Biden will be in Austin next week to […]

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July 8, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 8, 2024 

Central Texas top stories for July 8, 2024. Austin is now out of Hurricane Beryl’s path. Round Rock police made a third arrest related to the City’s Juneteenth celebration shooting that left two dead and 14 injured. The Austin City Council is set to kick off budget deliberations this week. President Joe Biden will visit Austin […]

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July 5, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 5, 2024. Austin plans to have a labor contract with Austin Police by the end of the summer. Austin Community College is dedicating nearly 13 million dollars to helping current students get across the finish line. Austin Energy projects could impact traffic on South Lamar. Hurricane Beryl’s impact on […]

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July 5, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 5, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 5, 2024. Construction is about to begin on a new Capital Metro Park and Ride in Southeast Austin. Workers are without protection from heat exhaustion in Austin, but change may be on the way. The Austin City Council will get its first look at the draft budget for next fiscal […]

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July 3, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 3, 2024. Austin needs more time and public input before the city calls for a bond package to address climate goals. The Biden Administration is pushing to roll out a national standard to prevent heat-related illness for outdoor workers. San Marcos’ ban is not working. The Texas State Board […]

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July 3, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for July 3, 2024

Central Texas top stories for July 3, 2024. Triple digit heat is here, but temperatures this June were below-average. Advocates are urging Texas education officials to take steps to make a Native American studies course available to more students statewide. “We Are Blood” is trying to increase blood donations over the summer. There’s a watercraft ban […]

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