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KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 14, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 14, 2023. Excessive heat warning. Calls for water conservation. Parmer lane fire relief. CapMetro service disruptions. Hot school buses. University of Texas at Austin Medical Center. Longhorns 11th in AP rankings.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 08, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 08, 2023. Excessive Heat Warning. Red Flag Warning. Hays water company fined for overuse. Austin-area rent prices see slight decline. Travis approves money to combat overdose deaths. Texans losing Medicaid. First days of school.

Texas Standard: September 06, 2022

A democrat running for a top statewide office gets a big endorsement from a prominent Republican. Could it shake up the midterms in Texas? Other stories we’re tracking: what’s happening with home prices in Texas? Why price trends are pointing toward a return to a buyers market…with some big caveats. Plus, a study that could lead to reclaiming toxic wastewater from oil and gas production. And Peniel Joseph, author and scholar, on the Third Reconstruction. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Back to School-How To Help Your Teen Get More Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of our overall well-being and health, and throughout our lives how much sleep we need and when we need it changes. Teenagers, for example, are wired to stay up late and sleep in but a lot of times our school and extracurricular schedules don’t allow for it. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman,  Dr. Bob Duke, and Rebecca McInroy give some tips that could help your teens get some much-needed sleep and why it’s important.

Early Morning Haze

Students across Texas are headed back to class. Parents and caretakers are readjusting to the school schedule. Everyone is figuring out how to get enough sleep with the new demands. That was the inspiration of this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 16, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 16, 2022. Back-to-school traffic. The Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings. Melva Williams’ first day as Huston-Tillotson University’s new president and CEO. UT Longhorn football is hosting an open practice tonight. Austin Public Library branches opening on Sundays. Williamson County Commissioners Court.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 15, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 15, 2022. Austin ISD first day back. TEA releases district and campus ratings. Huston-Tillotson University’s new president. Austin Music Census extended. Cooler and rainier days in extended forecast.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 15, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 15, 2022. It’s back-to-school week for Austin area students. Pine Pond fire update. The family of Vanessa Guillén is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Travis County homeowners and property taxes. LGBTQ+ discrimination protections. Austin FC’s win against Sporting Kansas City.

Back To School Supplies

It’s that time of the year — students are heading back to class and so is their stuff. That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: October 17, 2017

When he arrived in Texas 3 years ago, many cheered the return of the american held captive. But a new chapter in that story begins. What’s next for Bowe Bergdahl now that he’s pleaded guilty to charges in connection with his own disappearance, we’ll explore. Also: officials in Houston taking a hard second look at defending against another Harvey, we’ll have details. And the remittance marketplace with Mexico: multibillion dollar business. Could an app shake it up the way Uber has with taxis? Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 6, 2017

They are the best numbers in more than 15 years but the worst in 20. The new job reports take a hit from hurricanes, we’ll have the latest. Plus, more legal concerns for Ken Paxton? A Texas prosecutor says she’s investigating whether bribery charges are warranted. We’ll have details plus reaction from the attorney general. And Denton couldn’t keep it’s fracking ban in place, but Scotland’s giving it a go. Lessons from the fracking conversation they’re having across the pond. Also: Galveston oh Galveston, the man who immortalized the Texas island city in song returns to where it all began, a lifelong partnership with Glen Campbell. Plus the week in politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Higher Ed: Summer Mailbag and Back to School

Getting back into the swing of school is always an adjustment. Alarm clocks, long days and homework make the school year schedule fuller and more structured than summertime. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger talk about some ways to get the school year off to a smooth start and get the most out of it. They also respond to some listener comments about “Higher Ed” that came in over the summer. What’s the best back to school advice you’ve ever gotten? What about the worst? Listen on to get some of the best and worst as well as Ed’s responses to some summer emails from “Higher Ed” listeners. It’s also time for the first new puzzler of the season. This one will knock your socks off!

This episode was recorded August 10, 2017.

Texas Standard: August 24, 2017

Harvey threatens the coast of Texas with storm surges and catastrophic flooding. It could bring torrential downpours further inland. A state of emergency preemptively declared in 30 Texas counties, we’ll explore. Plus, an explosive new book investigates the sexual assault scandal at Baylor university. We’ll hear from one of the authors. And it’s move-in week at colleges across Texas: a look at tech to make life easier for freshmen. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

In a year of deadly storms, and torrential downpours, one south Texas sheriff is wishing for a hurricane. His radical call for relief near the border, we’ll explore. Also he’s accused of being a deserter but new evidence suggests Bowe Bergdahl wanted to be something else: a Russian mob hitman. We’ll hear the latest on the eve of a potential turning point in his court martial. And if its good enough for kids, why not for schools? A plan to give Texas educators grades of A to F. And when it comes to the unofficial state entree, one town must be crowned as most improved. We’ll taco all about that and much more in just a moment, on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 24, 2015

Millions of Texas children are back to school today – but some kids who are u-s citizens can’t get in because their parents entered the country illegally. The legal fight over birth certificates for the children of undocumented immigrants. Plus, women’s equality day is this week- how much less are women earning for doing the same work as men in Texas? Also, there are concerns that San Antonio’s airport could be losing its competitive edge to austin. We’ll take a ride-a-long with a school bus driver….. and world class Texas photographer Eli Reed tells us about the long walk home. This is the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 20, 2015

Water woes in Texas. How flooding reshaped the Buffalo Bayou. And the opportunity before Godzilla el Nino hits. Today, twelve million dollars for a new treatment plant and the water is still unsafe? Plus, why right now might the the perfect time to make some home repairs… And, does your kid really need that gaming computer for school? Finally, Cinderella, Snow White and the Lettuce Donkey? Those stories and so much more in today’s Texas Standard: