Central Texas top stories for July 26, 2022. State lawmakers hear testimony on parental rights legislation. New development in the legal fight over bans on face mask mandates. Uvalde CISD’s Board of Trustees calls for a special legislative session. Austin’s water supply will be tested for potentially harmful chemicals.
Listen back to”Censorship & Its Discontents” as KUT partners with the Austin Film Society to explore Hollywood’s Amazing Pre-Code Era.
KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with AFS lead programmer Lars Nilsen, and Dr. Donna Kornhaber author of Charlie Caplin, Director talk about the films of the early 1900s that were way ahead of their time; featuring strong female protagonists, gay and lesbian characters, and anti-heroes in crime and gangster films that allowed the audience to decide for themselves who was actually good or evil.