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A free public restroom has been installed downtown near I-35 and Sixth Street to help tourists, runners, bikers, homeless people and late-night crowds. 

On Sunday, Oct. 1, KUT will begin airing a new weekend schedule. We'll be expanding Weekend Edition and BBC World Service, increasing our news programming to eight hours a weekend. Here's a look at the new schedule.

Here are additional details and information about the changes.  

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT News

From Texas Standard:

When asked about their daily commute to work, residents of some of Texas’ largest cities may offer a groan in response. But solutions to Texas’ traffic problems – a lack of reliable mass transit, and increasingly congested roadways – may require a change in the way Texans think about transportation.

Jorge Sanhueza Lyon / KUT

Austin’s centralized shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the Met Center could close by the end of the week. About 170 people remain at the South Austin shelter. It held as many as 400 evacuees after the storm, which brought record flooding in Houston and devastated parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast Texas.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

Texas has the highest population of uninsured people in the nation. 

Roughly 4.5 million people in Texas didn’t have health insurance in 2016, leading the nation in both the number and percentage of residents who are uninsured, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today.

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