Big 12

What’s behind the massive oil spill in the Gulf?

An oil spill in the Gulf is considered to be among the worst in U.S. history. After two weeks, why is it getting so little attention?

We’ll hear about an unintended impediment to the growth of electric vehicle manufacturing in the U.S.

After a political fight over a school voucher-like program, salary bumps for Texas teachers are off the table. Why some teachers say they’re OK with that.

Also: What’s behind Mark Cuban’s sale of the Dallas Mavericks, and what could it mean?

KUT Morning Newscast for November 27, 2023

Central Texas top stories for November 27, 2023. Busy morning at ABIA. Austin’s housing landscape. Safety bonus for developers. Driverless trucks test. Dangers of coal pollution. Longhorns are in the Big 12 championship game.

Texas and Oklahoma are poised to leave the Big 12 early

The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oklahoma are set to leave the Big 12 Conference one year earlier than expected. The Big 12 announced Thursday night it had reached a tentative plan for both schools to leave the conference after the 2023-2024 athletic year. The UT and OU governing boards will need to sign off on the agreement.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for February 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 10, 2023. Less than 1000 Austin Energy customers still affected by power outages. City Manager Spencer will be fired or asked to resign. Austin opening cold weather shelters and exploring better options. Austin ISD working to make it simpler for families to enroll. Texas and Oklahoma poised to leave the Big 12 early. Texas basketball doubleheader this Saturday.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 10, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 10, 2023. City Manager employment meeting. Austin ISD special education backlog. Austin ISD superintendent search continues. University of Texas leaving Big 12 early. Lockhart ISD mental health resources.

Texas Standard: July 13, 2017

With the senate’s latest bid to repeal and replace Obamacare, but what about Cost? Today 4 big ideas to fix health care. We’ll have the prescription. Plus, the best kind of policy, many believe, is policy driven by academic studies. But a new investigative report shows a secret program at Google:
paying big money to scholars for research that would help the company get favorable regulations, we’ll explore. Also 5 years after A&M left the Big 12, what’s the score for college football in Texas. Plus the smokier the barbecue the better, huh? Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor says don’t be so sure. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 9, 2017

It’s as old as the republic itself. Now two Texas lawmakers a republican and a democrat want to end what some call policing for profit. Also deadly fertilizer plant explosion put the tiny Texas town of west on the national map, and chemical safety back in the spotlight. Now some fear a rollback in efforts to prevent another incident like the one in west. And the Big 12 wants answers from Baylor…and millions of dollars now at stake. We’ll tell you why. Plus to many they are the invisibles… but who are the homeless in Texas? One city finds answers by looking to its past. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 18, 2016

The US promised retaliation against Russian hacking. Is the wired war now underway? We’ll consider the implications of all out cyber warfare. Also The Clinton campaign buys media time in deep red Texas. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they think the state is in play. We’ll take a closer look at the ad, and the strategy. And a matter of choice or false choices? Lawmakers relaunch a long running debate over a voucher-like plan for schools. And after raising expectations of impending expansion, the Big 12 punts –sticking with the 10 teams currently in the conference. So what was that public pageant all about, anyway? Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 26, 2016

Have you noticed the many Texas democrats grabbing the spotlight in Philadelphia? We’ll have the latest news on the red state blues. Also, as the democratic convention moves toward making the ticket official, whither one Julian Castro? We’ll explore his political future, which may turn out to resemble that of a certain Texas Republican. And remember the lawsuit over newborns in Texas getting denied birth certificates because of their parents ID? With little fanfare that case has been settled…we’ll hear why, and it means. Plus college life across the US forever changed by one day in Texas. All that and much more on todays Texas Standard: