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Dr. Blair LM Kelley (Ep. 27, 2024)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Blair LM Kelley, noted scholar of Black History and the African American Experience, Director of The Center for the Study of the American South and co-director of The Southern Futures Initiative, and author of Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class.

Are unlicensed teachers affecting student performance in Texas?

After the worst-ever wildfire disaster for Texas agriculture, there’s now an effort to help ranchers who lost large numbers of pregnant cows.
A year after the mall shooting in Allen, what the data reveals about gun violence there more broadly.
A new report documents how unlicensed teachers are becoming fixtures in many Texas schools.
Organizers of the Texas Eclipse Festival in Burnet County are now offering partial refunds to attendees because the event ended a day early.
Also, just how smart is artificial intelligence getting? Commentator W.F. Strong tried a little experiment.

Nicole A. Taylor (Ep. 13, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Nicole A. +Taylor, food writer, master home chef, and author of Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations, and The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen.

KUT Morning Newscast for February 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for February 22, 2023. Elevated fire conditions. Electric vehicles. City of Kyle recruiting lifeguards. Manor ISD Black History Poetry Contest. Longhorns in action this week.

Texas Standard: March 03, 2022

A state judge tells Texas it must stop its investigation of a family suspected of providing gender affirming medical care for their transgender teenager. President Biden’s weighing in on the matter too. Plus, legally mandated efforts to get Texas public school students back up to speed after pandemic disruptions; schools say they simply don’t have the tutors to do it. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Stephanie Lang

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with writer, community curator and social justice activist Stephanie Lang about her deep roots in Austin, what newcomers misunderstand about Black Austin and preserving history.

Texas Standard: November 15, 2021

A serious candidate is running for Texas governor as a democrat, and chances are you know his name. Coming up, our conversation with Beto O’Rourke about his plan to challenge Greg Abbott in 2022. Also, as president Biden signs a bill for bridges roads and broadband, how Texas’ biggest city plans to move the money around…if they get it. Plus after setting new records for skyrocketing prices, has the Texas real estate bubble burst? Yes, but there’s more. Also teaching black history to white people. A Texas professor and author with decades of firsthand experience. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 28, 2020

As Texas barrels toward Super Tuesday, democratic presidential candidates are scouring the state for delegates. We’ll hear how Elizabeth Warren says she plans to deal with some of the top issues facing Texas. Also another sort of battleground in the Lone Star State as parties scramble to get newcomers registered. Plus the week in Texas politics and much more today on the Texas Standard:

KUT Weekend – October 5, 2018

Beto O’Rourke’s talking about racial injustice — and black voters are listening. How court decision could affect Austin’s revamping of its laws around homelessness. What ever happened to Austin’s long-running Aqua Fest?