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KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 04, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 04, 2023. Texas Legislature property tax battle. Texas sued over “Death Star” law targeting cities. Texas students react to loan forgiveness ruling. Student food resources. Bastrop Food Pantry supply falling short of demand. Sam Bass shootout at Round Rock Frontier Days. Austin fireworks show. Hays Co fireworks shows.

Texas Republican says banning college polling places is about safety. Students don’t buy it.

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two challenges to student loan forgiveness. With Texas having the second highest number of student loans in the nation, a University of Houston legal scholar offers analysis and what comes next.

There’s a push in the Texas Legislature to ban polling places on college campuses – but some students see it as voter suppression.

Once upon a time in the not-so-distant past there was a planned mega-merger in the publishing biz. Today: the postscript.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for November 23, 2022

Central Texas top stories for November 23, 2022. Messy holiday weather ahead. Forums announced for Austin runoffs. Austin Rep wants school funding change. Student loan relief. Local band in Macy’s Parade. Gas prices lower.

State of the Austin Union

Confucius and Fresh talk about the current state of the Austin R&B and rap scene. They also discuss whether radio is still important and what needs to change for it to stay relevant.

You’ll learn Hip-Hop Facts about how Joey Bada$$ really feels about his song “Devastated,” how Dipset ended up with an office in the Def Jam building, who gave Irv Gotti his name, and more!

Fresh states the Unpopular Opinion that Megan Thee Stallion might be a little overrated.

Confucius talks about the Uvalde School Board’s decision to fire police chief Pete Arrendondo, Offset’s lawsuit against his record label, the Biden administration’s decision to forgive some student loans and more in Confucius Reads the News.