bird flu

KUT Afternoon Newscast for June 7, 2024

Central Texas top stories for June 7, 2024. Austin Public Health has found a second mosquito pool infected with West Nile Virus. Folks who get insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas could soon lose access to in-network benefits at Baylor Scott & White Health facilities. A near-miss between two large planes at Austin’s airport last year has prompted a series of recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. Bird Flu has made its way into Austin wastewater. Austin School District officials say the number of special education evaluations they completed during the 2023-24 school year is up significantly from the year before. Leander runoff election. Texas Softball swept by Oklahoma in Women’s College World Series final.

The latest on the bird flu outbreak among dairy cows

Storms continue to wreak havoc with flooding in some places north of Houston, the worst they’ve seen since Hurricane Harvey.

A preview of a big election tomorrow to fill a seat that hasn’t been vacant since the early 80’s.

Efforts to curb property taxes. How well’s that actually going?

The United Methodist Church does a 180 on LGBTQ clergy. We’ll talk with the Bishop of the Rio Texas Conference.

A big night for Dallas sports fans on more than one front. We’ll hear why and what’s at stake.

Do’s and don’ts for Cinco de Mayo.

Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for April 29, 2024

Central Texas top stories for April 29, 2024. Another pro-Palestinian protest on the UT Austin campus leads to more arrests. Texas State University students gathered for a “Sit-in for Palestine.” Tomorrow is the last day for early voting ahead of the May 4th election. Precautions to prevent the spread of bird flu in dairy cattle went into effect today. Weekend power outages due to severe weather. HEB recalls ice cream. Austin FC.

Looking ahead to the eclipse day weather forecast

A Texas public health expert explains what bird flu means after a case of the illness was found in a worker on a dairy farm.
The effort to expand high-speed broadband in North Texas slows down as a company doing the work pulls out.
Could clouds obscure eclipse day in Texas? We’ll take a look at the latest forecast for next Monday.
Exploring Texas parks that are off the beaten path … and away from crowds.
Plus, one of the fiercest wildcats in the world is only eight inches tall. A Texas-based wildlife center is working to save the black-footed cat.

They’re worked like dogs – but for these canines, farm rustling is the life

The Department of Education launched a renewed version of the FAFSA financial aid form at the end of last year, and the late rollout has caused major issues for applicants and colleges.
Cattle in the Panhandle got sick last week, their milk suddenly turning thick and discolored, after coming down with avian flu.
Many Texans hold jobs in the agricultural sector. But there’s one job on a few cattle farms –and whole lot of sheep farms – that’s literally gone to the dogs. The Standard’s Sarah Asch has the story.
As Bitcoin mining operations grow in Texas, a new wave of attention aimed at crypto turns a spotlight on Austin’s so-called “bitcoin underground.”

Pathogens: Rob Wallace (Ep. 15)

In this episode of The Secret Ingredient we talk with Rob Wallace, author of “Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science,” about pathogens, zika, bird flu, capitalism, and so much more.