KUT Morning Newscast for January 12, 2023

Central Texas top stories for January 12, 2023. Austin Bergstrom update. Monkeypox Vaccines resuming. HACA waitlist open. Self driving car safety concerns. Leander ISD school board meeting. MLK day in Austin.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for October 12, 2022

Central Texas top stories for October 12, 2022. San Marcos fentanyl awareness. Fall rain. Alex Jones verdict Connecticut. Williamson County monkeypox. Single-use plastic. ABIA traffic. UT MacArthur grant recipient. Longhorn volleyball.

KUT Morning Newscast for September 22, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 22, 2022. Austin affordable housing update. Voter registration without a drivers license. Uvalde CISD new elementary school. UT monkeypox vaccine clinic. Texas Longhorns volleyball vs. Kansas Jayhawks.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 20, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 20, 2022. Leander water restrictions. Property tax rates. Early voting. Teacher shortage. Slaughter lane bus stop. Monkeypox vaccine clinic.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for September 01, 2022

Central Texas top stories for September 01, 2022. Drought conditions improving in Central Texas. Austin’s second hottest summer on record. Travis County employees wage raise. Austin-Travis Co EMS new contract. Austin council considers reinstating license plate readers.. Williamson County monkeypox. Fighting food insecurity.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 24, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 24, 2022. Uvalde CISD police chief termination hearing. Del Valle ISD substitute teacher recruitment. West Nile Virus. Texas State University Monkeypox. Brushy Creek sewage spill. Travis County jail inmates’ access to attorneys.

Texas Standard: August 16, 2022

Many high marks and persistent challenges as Texas schools start off a new academic year with report cards from the state. For the first time in three years, the Texas education agency issues report cards for Texas schools. We’ll hear details. Also, what health officials are telling school teachers and administrators as a virulent strain of COVID-19 takes hold and experts try to tackle the spread of Monkeypox as well. And who’s pushing to ban books at school? A months-long investigation by the Houston Chronicle comes up with answers. And state senator Roland Gutierrez on how the state could and should better support Uvalde. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

KUT Morning Newscast for August 10, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 10, 2022. Monkeypox declared a health emergency in Travis County. Rent in Austin keeps climbing at historic rates. Austin ISD school board votes Thursday on a potential 2022 bond package. School bus driver and crossing guard shortages. Capital Metro updates guidelines for free rides to cooling centers. Williamson County budget update.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for August 9, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 9, 2022. Monkeypox health emergency. Hays County water emergency. Neurotoxins in algae. Travis county burn ban. Mental health in prison. AISD bond meeting.

What is the DJ’s Current Role in Hip-Hop?

Inspired by an onstage outburst at a recent Wiz Khalifa concert, Confucius & Fresh kick off this edition of The Breaks by reexamining the once-central role of the DJ in the context of contemporary hip-hop.

This week’s Hip-Hop Facts packs tidbits on 50 Cent’s “How to Rob”, Tupac’s relationship with Suge Knight, Akon’s use of onstage decoys, the 1995 Source Awards, and Rakim’s unlikely journey into becoming a rap superstar.

Fresh’s Unpopular Opinion suggests that despite surface-level appearances, Mase of Naughty By Nature is NOT a victim of Puff Daddy.

Lastly, Confucius Reads the News about the latest Monkeypox developments, Biden’s ongoing COVID tests, Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook trial phone fiasco, and the passing of KUT/KUTX legend John Aielli.

Texas Standard: August 5, 2022

Monkeypox declared a public health emergency nationwide. We’ll talk with the state epidemiologist about what Texans need to know. Other stories we’re covering: after the Dobbs decision, more than 100 military installations in states where abortion is now banned. What this means for service members seeking abortion care. And as temps hover in the triple digits across much of Texas, the new season of a podcast examines whether the power grid can stand the strain. Mose Buchele, host of the disconnect, joins us. And a Texas based band garnering international attention for its Texas-themed tales of a “Bummer Year”. A conversation with the frontman of the band Good Looks and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 20, 2022

Beto O’Rourke setting fundraising records and narrowing the gap in the polls. Does this portend a political turnaround in Texas? A pulse check on the Texas Governor’s race, as the democratic challenger appears to build momentum in his race against republican incumbent Governor Greg Abbott. Also as monkeypox spreads in Texas, how a shortage of vaccine and confusion over who’s at risk are complicating efforts to control the spread. And the heat, the drought and lots and lots of cattle going to market. We’ll hear how Texas ranchers are trying to get through was could be an historic moment for the industry. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 18, 2022

Central Texas afternoon headlines for July 18, 2022. Another heat advisory for Central Texas. Austin ISD proposes two new bonds, will have open board meetings. COVID infections are increasing again. Monkeypox cases, while just a few, are spreading. New MetroRail station next to soccer stadium in north Austin. Gas prices falling to under $4 a gallon.

KUT Morning Newscast for July 18, 2022

Central Texas top stories for July 18, 2022. Heat advisory for Central Texas. Austin ISD taking feedback on two bond proposals. Del Valle ISD will release students one hour early on Fridays. UT has first monkeypox case. Risk for the general population in Central Texas is low. CapMetro budget discussions to expand services. Austin FC soccer team in second place.

News Brief 7-15-2022 8AM

Daily morning news update from the KUT newsroom. Monkeypox cases in Austin. City of Austin budget planning. Summer meal program sites will operate again with federal funding.