KUT Morning Newscast for August 2, 2023

Central Texas top stories for August 2, 2023. Red flag warning issued for Central Texas. Fire at Bastrop State Park burns 100 acres. July the hottest on record.


When we suffer the loss of a home, we may ask why the trauma is so deep. Why are we so devastated by the loss of “things”? A listener asked us this very question on Facebook after she lost her home in the Bastrop County fires of 2011.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of home, and how losing a home affects many aspects of our being.

Texas Standard: October 15, 2015

Less than 5 years after epic fires in Bastrop County, emergency crews return to the scene to battle another disaster. Also, what’s the proper income for a city official in a tiny south Texas town of 7000? Does more than 200 thousand dollars sound about right? He says the city’s getting a deal. We’ll meet him. Modern day slavery -how do popular perceptions match what Texas police are seeing? And a Texas man gets life in prison for his role in the dark web…but how does one prove guilt or innocense in an era of online anonymity? All of that and more on todays Texas Standard: