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State law banning public drag performances found unconstitutional

Texas foster kids are sleeping in motels and offices, and Child Protective Service workers are leaving their jobs in droves. Sneha Dey of the Texas Tribune joins us with more.

A ban on drag performances in the presence of minors has been ruled unconstitutional. We’ll hear why and what comes next.

Why Mexico has replaced China as the United States’ top trading partner.

And KUT’s Mose Buschele takes us into the Hill Country’s Bracken Cave Preserve alongside millions of bats.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for December 16, 2022

Austin ISD selects new interim superintendent. City audit finds extreme weather shelters haven’t been operating as needed. Capital Metro will not have holding cells in police station. AISD ends the possibility of partnership with semiconductor company. Texas volleyball plays for the national championship.

KUT Morning Newscast for August 11, 2022

Central Texas top stories for August 11, 2022. DPS records related to Uvalde mass shooting public. A possible ballot measure seeks to increase police oversight in Austin. Free school meals will be different this upcoming school year. Student loan forgiveness impact on Texas borrowers. UT Austin is leading a partnership for semiconductor development. Meals on Wheels Central Texas launches the “Beat the Heat” program.

Texas Standard: August 4, 2022

On the witness stand, Alex Jones admits the Sandy Hook shooting was 100% real as a defamation trial against him goes to the jury. We’ll have the latest. Other stories we’re tracking: a big win for supporters of abortion rights in Kansas sends up red flags for republicans and boosts hopes for democrats. Clues about how the issue could play out here in Texas? We’ll take a look. Plus a rare bipartisan bill to boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing. Could it also boost Texas’ hopes of becoming a bigger high tech hub? And what a Dallas music writer calls Beyonce’s new album: a love letter to Queer Black music. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard: