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March 15, 2023

KUT Afternoon Newscast for March 15, 2023

By: Trey Shaar

Central Texas top stories for March 15, 2023. Rent relief program closing early. Texas Democrats call for more school funding. Texas spends less per student than national average. Leander ISD calls for May bond election. Kyle bondfunded road projects beginning. Weather moves free Auditorium Shores concerts to convention center.


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April 12, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 12, 2024. Education advocates concerned about computer-grading of written responses on standardized tests. Natural gas prices go negative. ACLU sues Travis Co over arrestees lacking counsel. Activists say Austin rapid rehousing program needs improvement. Longhorn Run this weekend. Kite Fest to take over skies over Zilker Park.

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April 12, 2024

Playwright and scholar Lisa B. Thompson calls her choreopoem “a theatrical love letter to Black women and girls”

Lisa B. Thompson has been working on “The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body” as a 2023-2024 Texas Performing Arts Artist in Residence. KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talked with Thompson ahead of the April 12th premier at the Vortex in Austin, Texas about the themes of the work – including her desire to focus on […]

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April 12, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for April 12, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 12, 2024. The Austin City Council could soon extend the contract for the Marshalling Yard – a temporary homeless shelter in Southeast Austin. Advocates for ethnic studies classes in Texas public schools urge the State Board of Education to approve an American Indian-Native Studies course.

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April 11, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 11, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 11, 2024. Austin Public Health retired COVID-19 dashboard. Austin leaders hear from public about proposed code changes intended to improve housing affordability. High passenger traffic at Austin airport starting to ease up a bit. UT Austin student DEI opponents misunderstand its goals. San Marcos raising parking fines.

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April 10, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 10, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 10, 2024. Austin mayor announces run for reelection. LCRA plans additional gas-powered electricity generator near San Marcos. Lake Travis parent sues school district over bullying finding. Kyle Police now accepting online incident reporting. Broadband providers adding standardized labels for comparison shopping. Austin career expo tomorrow. Georgetown asking public to […]

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April 10, 2024

Disinformation: Why some people cling to it (and how to help them maybe loosen that grip)

This week’s total solar eclipse was really spectacular – even with the cloudy skies. It turns out even a beautiful, natural phenomenon like the eclipse is not immune from conspiracy theories and disinformation. Why are some people eager to embrace information that is wrong – and sometimes really reluctant to let it go? KUT’s Jennifer […]

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April 9, 2024

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 9, 2024. Severe weather possible in Central Texas tonight. Texas leads U.S. in renewable energy generation, but not integration. CAIR Austin wants alleged attack on student investigated as hate crime. Travis Co says preparations for eclipse, and less than ideal weather, helped things go smoothly. Round Rock ISD says […]

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April 9, 2024

KUT Morning Newscast for April 9, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 9, 2024. Cloudy skies didn’t keep hundreds of thousands from experiencing Monday’s total solar eclipse. Austin Independent School District students were among those impressed by the rare event. Austinites who qualify can still get help filing their federal income taxes before next week’s deadline.

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