news roundup http://kut.org en Sunday News Roundup for March 27, 2011 http://kut.org/post/sunday-news-roundup-march-27-2011 <p>An Austin man with dual US-Egyptian citizenship has reportedly been detained in Syria, a country whose authoritarian regime has been <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/26/syria-protests-continue-international-condemnation">rattled by an uprising</a>.&nbsp; Syria&rsquo;s state run news agency, Sana, claims a man &ldquo;confessed&rdquo; to <a href="http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2011/03/27/338653.htm">selling photos and videos of protests</a>.</p> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:15:32 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1006 at http://kut.org Sunday News Roundup for March 27, 2011 Sunday News Roundup for February 27, 2010 http://kut.org/post/sunday-news-roundup-february-27-2010 <p>Weekend traffic felt more like rush hour for many people who had to drive through South Austin on Saturday.&nbsp; The Texas Department of Transportation <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu4jL8iyBw4&amp;feature=player_embedded">closed I-35 at Ben White</a> to work on completing an interchange.&nbsp; KVUE <a href="http://www.kvue.com/news/I-35-reopens-after-weekend-construction-117009258.html">reports</a> this morning that everything has now been reopened.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:43:48 +0000 Nathan Bernier 855 at http://kut.org Sunday News Roundup for February 27, 2010 Sunday News Roundup For January 9, 2010 http://kut.org/post/sunday-news-roundup-january-9-2010 <p>All the papers lead today with the biggest national story of the weekend, a shooting in Tuscon, Arizona that killed six people, including a federal judge, and critically wounded US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.</p><p>Some of the most comprehensive coverage can be found from news organizations with the biggest newsrooms such as the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/us/politics/10giffords.html?_r=1&amp;hp">New York Times</a></em> (including their <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/01/09/us/20110109_GIFFORDS.html?ref=politics">slideshow of images from the scene</a>), <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/01/09/132780010/vitriol-cited-as-possible-factor-in-arizona-tragedy">NPR</a>, the <em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/08/AR2011010802422.html?hpid=topnews">Washington Post</a>, </em><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/09/arizona.shooting.wrestled.gunman/index.html?hpt=C1">CNN</a>, and the <em><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-0110-gabrielle-giffords-20110110,0,6628193.story">LA Times</a></em>.&nbsp; But it’s also worth browsing coverage from local news outlets that often have more contacts within the city and state than national media. Check out coverage from the <em><a href="http://tucsoncitizen.com/mark-evans/archives/389">Tuscon Citizen</a>, </em>the <em><a href="http://azstarnet.com/news/local/db6ef3c9-6656-5c38-a81d-c549a21637dd.html">Arizona Daily Star</a>, <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/09/20110109gabrielle-giffords-arizona-shooting.html">the Arizona Republic,</a></em> and Arizona TV stations <a href="http://www.kold.com/?hpt=C1">KMSB</a>, &nbsp;<a href="http://www.kold.com/?hpt=C1">KOLD</a>, &nbsp;<a href="http://www.kvoa.com/home/?hpt=C1">KVOA</a>, <a href="http://www.kgun9.com/?hpt=C1">KGUN</a>, <a href="http://www.abc15.com/?hpt=C1">KNXV</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.kpho.com/index.html?hpt=C1">KPHO</a>.</p><p>KUT News sought local reaction from Texas lawmakers last night, and <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/texas-lawmakers-react-shooting-us-rep-gabrielle-giffords">spoke on the phone</a> with US Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) and US Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Austin). We also talked to a friend of Giffords’, Austin philanthropist Marc&nbsp;Winkelman, who told us Giffords “loves Austin" and has visited the city half-a-dozen times over the past five years.</p><p> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 17:16:13 +0000 Nathan Bernier 602 at http://kut.org Sunday News Roundup For January 9, 2010 Morning News Roundup, Friday Oct. 22 http://kut.org/post/morning-news-roundup-friday-oct-22 <p><b>Early Voting Turnout High</b></p> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:38:30 +0000 Nathan Bernier 97 at http://kut.org Morning News Roundup, Friday Oct. 22 Morning News Roundup http://kut.org/post/morning-news-roundup <p>A roundup of some of the stories worth checking out this morning.</p><p><b>Fort Hood Testimony Continues</b></p> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 13:41:45 +0000 Nathan Bernier 91 at http://kut.org Morning News Roundup