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June 19, 2024

Shining a light on Black Seminoles this Juneteenth

By: David Brown

The Biden administration has announced a policy that will protect about half a million undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens from deportation. NPR’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has the details on the new directive.
Juneteenth is a holiday about visibility – and some people use the occasion to turn the spotlight on communities that have been overlooked. KUT reporter and producer Zahra Crim brings us the story of the Black Seminoles.
In the new book “Juneteenth Rodeo,” snapshots from Black rodeos in Texas in the 1970s are coming to light after being packed away for decades.
And: Anyone remember race cars on Padre Island? Commentator WF Strong on the craziest island race few Texans remember today.


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July 13, 2024

Texas Extra: Filmmaker Jeff Nichols on ‘The Bikeriders’

An extended interview with the Austin-based writer and director on his latest film starring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, and Jodie Comer.

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July 12, 2024

Remembering iconic Texas actress Shelley Duvall

Five days after Hurricane Beryl’s landfall, more than 800,000 Texans are still without power as frustrations and questions rise along with the heat – and officials say half a million people may not get power back until next week.Thirty-five percent of Texas students scored zero on the writing portion of STAAR test, raising big questions […]

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July 11, 2024

The Texas State Aquarium balances marine conservation and hurricane challenges

The Texas State Aquarium has a spot right on the edge of the Corpus Christi Bay – and storms in recent years have provided lessons that staff put in place for Hurricane Beryl. There’s tons of evidence that most extreme weather hits communities of color the hardest. As Texas recovers from Beryl, what’s being done […]

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July 10, 2024

Tips for insurance and tree care as Texas recovers from Beryl

More than 1 million Texans are still without power in the wake of Hurricane Beryl’s sweep across Southeast and East Texas. Brent Taylor of the Houston Office of Emergency Management joins with the latest on damage assessments, ongoing outages and the growing concerns about heat.What do Texans need to keep in mind as they repair […]

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July 9, 2024

Houston starts cleanup after Hurricane Beryl tears through the region

Hurricane Beryl makes its mark on the Texas coast. Now, the cleanup begins. We’ll hear what’s happening from folks on the Gulf Coast.Tariff talk was all the rage about four years ago. Now, not so much. But is the Biden administration doing business any different from its predecessor?And: The State of Texas is putting a […]

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July 8, 2024

The latest updates on Hurricane Beryl after storm makes landfall in Texas

Hurricane Beryl has become the first of the 2024 season to make landfall in Texas, with major power outages reported across the Houston region as heavy rain and damaging winds move up from Matagorda. With floodwaters filling some streets in Galveston and 121 counties under a disaster declaration, we’ll have the latest on the storm.The […]

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July 5, 2024

50 years on the road with Texas Highways

Hurricane Beryl bears down on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, raising red flags for Texas. Meteorologist Matt Lanza brings us the latest on the storm and what parts of Texas may be most affected.The U.S. Supreme Court says it will take up a case involving Texas’ new law requiring adult-oriented sites to obtain age verification from users.A […]

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July 4, 2024

Celebrating summer with Willie Nelson, new book releases, aguas frescas & more

With lots of food and fireworks, Texans turn out to mark the Fourth of July – and we’re celebrating with a special program dedicated to summer in the Lone Star State:Julia Green, the manager at Front Street Books in Alpine, shares her recommendations on new book releases to add to your summer reading list.Top tips […]

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