Austin Justice Coalition

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 20, 2024

Central Texas top stories for February 20, 2024. Early voting in the March 5th primaries begins today. Lawyers for the City of Austin were in court today over the question of how tax dollars collected from property owners just south of Lady Bird Lake can be used. The City of San Marcos is considering a “can ban” ordinance. Austin Justice Coalition calls out the city over a lack of progress on over 50 recommendations from 2008 meant to improve the quality of life of Black residents. Del Valle ISD to swear in former trustee to vacant school board seat.

KUT Morning Newscast for June 26, 2023

Central Texas top stories for June 26, 2023. Extreme heat continues. Outdoor workers fear losing breaks. How to define a hate crime. Neighborhood meetings on DPS presence. Why animals sploot. Austin FC leads Copa Tejas. John Goodenough.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 7, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 7, 2022. Power outage at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. DPS officer investigation over Uvalde school shooting. Uvalde CISD’s first day of school. JUUL settlement. Eanes ISD affordable housing. Black restaurant week. Brushy Creek underwater pipeline repair.

J.Cole vs Noname

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh

  • Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
  • Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Da Bluff” and the way he appears police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
  • Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
  • Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
  • This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.

Listen to this week’s episode of The Breaks