Andrew Takano has made several time-lapse videos of Austin. Here’s his latest.
Check out some of his previous videos, as seen on KUT.org:
Nearly 300 people sat cross-legged in the Texas Capitol extension’s open-air rotunda, tracing wooden sticks around crystal, brass and iron bowls.
They were there to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday and – with the utmost tranquility – become the largest group to ever play Tibetan singing bowls, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
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While thousands of undocumented migrants successfully make it across the border, many do not. This has led to an overwhelming amount of deceased, many whom are children, that local authorities are unable to properly identify or even bury. The Texas Standard’s David Brown speaks forensic anthropologist Dr. Lori Baker, who has been working along in South Texas in an attempt to locate and identify the scores of remains along the border.
To see how far efficiency can go, StateImpact Texas visited one of the newest – and smallest – power plants in Austin. Forget smokestacks and huge transmission lines: this “power plant” is actually a modest three-bedroom house in the Allandale neighborhood, right off Burnet Road.
It’s classified as a “Net Zero” home, meaning it produces as much energy as it uses. Or in this case, it actually produces more energy than it needs.
If you’ve followed the story further, then you may be familiar with what prompted the exchange: the cashier, comedian and performer Daniel Webb, exclaimed “Equal rights for gay people!” when the president approached the counter. When Obama asked Webb if he was gay, he answered, “Only when I have sex.”
A “splash mob” assembled in Downtown Austin this weekend.
Sunday, July 13, crowds gathered on Sixth Street and began blasting each other with water guns, balloons and more. Bryan Winter captured the insanity for KUT News.
See more photos on the KUT Flickr page.
With school out of session, lots of kids are filling their time with summer camps. But they’re not just playing with water balloons and eating s’mores. At the Austin Film Festival summer camp, some kids are learning how to make claymation movies.
KUT showed up on day four of the five-day camp … so we asked some kids if we could borrow their notes.
It’s been more than a year since Google Fiber announced it was coming to Austin with Internet speeds that promised to blow our minds. But so far, every step of the process has been slow.
KUT’s Joy Diaz reports on why it takes so long to get the Internet to the point where it can reach the fastest speeds possible.
In 1963 “one 7-Eleven store in Austin, Texas, located close to the University of Texas, stayed so busy after a football game, it couldn’t close. The store just remained open.”
KUT: You do get sick of eating barbeque, though?
Franklin: Well, I’m a borderline vegan right now.
Franklin: No, no, I’m totally kidding. I don’t eat a lot. I taste stuff at work constantly. Everyday, I take a bite of this or make a little sausage wrap. But to actually hunker down with a tray of meat, it doesn’t happen so much.
Starting today, KUT has moved The Writers Almanac to a new time: 8:01 p.m.
That’s not the only change: From the streets of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keys has dropped a new podcast: The Rapper’s Almanac. Take a listen!
As always be trill, put in work, and keep it one-hunnid!
Sonny Carl Davis (you know, that guy from “Bernie” who broke Texas into five states?) has been thinking about America’s new love affair with what much of the rest of the world calls football.
Sonny’s been doing so much thinking, he reckoned it high time to offer something of an explainer for fellow Texans baffled by the phenomenon. Texans like … him. Take two minutes to listen: