Pulitzer Prize

KUT Morning Newscast for May 8, 2024

Central Texas top stories for May 8, 2024. Manor ISD will allow staff to take mental health days next school year. The number of unsheltered people in Hays County has gone up over the last four years. Leander is teaching residents how to conserve water ahead of another hot and dry summer. A Professor Emerita at UT Austin has won a 2024 Pulitzer Prize for history.

Leslie “Les” Payne (Ep. 39, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. remembers the late Leslie “Les” Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and former Associate Managing Editor of Newsday. Payne, whose reporting, editing and leadership helped bring Newsday national and international prominence, died in March, 2018 at the age of 76.

A Tribute to the Late Alex Haley (Ep. 8, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, the acclaimed writer best known for The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a classic of African American literature¬†and Roots: The Saga of an American Family, based on Haley’s own efforts to trace his African ancestry.