Nathan Bernier

Host, All Things Considered

Nathan Bernier a KUT reporter and the local host during All Things Considered and Marketplace. He grew up in the small mountain town of Nelson, BC, Canada, and worked at commercial news radio stations in Ottawa, Montreal and Boston before starting at KUT in 2008. 

Nathan has won numerous journalism awards including a National Edward R. Murrow Award, Texas Associated Press Awards, Lonestar Awards from the Houston Press Club, and various other awards and recognitions.  Nathan's hobbies outside work include producing music and enjoying Austin's many food and drink establishments.

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Deborah Cannon, Austin American-Statesman

A restaurant blending American and French bistro influences on South Congress Avenue is a neatly packaged concept by the McGuire Moorman Hospitality group, which runs a growing number of restaurants in Austin. But is there substance to match the style? We asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his new review of June's All Day .

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says reporters should stop holding him to the same standards as a news organization when he posts fabricated news stories on his Facebook page .

Thao Nguyen, Austin American-Statesman

A new restaurant on the U.S. 290 access road between Central Market and Brodie Lane is serving thin pizzas quickly baked in a 900 degree wood-fired oven imported from Italy. Are the Neapolitan pizzas worth the trip to Cane Rosso ? We asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his latest review .

Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman

A restaurant in the newly redeveloped Seaholm District serves food cooked over an open flame in a cold, modern space. We asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his new review of Boiler Nine Bar + Grill .

Jason Griego http://www.jasongriego.com/

We bring you some live music recommendations from Rick McNulty with our sister station KUTX 98.9 The Austin Music Experience.

The Texas State Board of Education preliminarily voted 14-0 today to reject a Mexican-American history textbook that scholars have said was riddled with inaccuracies . A final vote on the textbook is due Friday.

Laura Skelding, Austin American-Statesman

If you need help deciding where to eat, a new dining guide by Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam could help you narrow it down. We asked him about some of his choices.

Nathan Bernier, KUT News

For people who have listened to KUT over the past thirty years, Bob Branson’s steady voice has been comfortingly familiar. We announced in September that Bob is retiring, and we wanted to drag him back into the studio one last time to hear about his three decades at this public radio station. When did you start at KUT? What was it like? When I started at KUT about 30 years ago, we did not have a news department. I don’t mean we did not have an award-winning news department. We had no local...

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

The first stretch of a toll lane project on MoPac opens Saturday more than a year behind schedule. The northbound, north end segment of the MoPac Express Lane will open from about 2222 to a mile before Parmer Lane. Tolls start at 25 cents and as traffic volume goes up, so will the tolls, with the goal of keeping that one lane flowing at a minimum speed of 45 miles per hour. The MoPac Improvement Project was supposed to open in late 2015. Both sides have blamed each other for delays – the...

JAY JANNER / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

An Italian restaurant in the Mueller Development is run by a chef who used to work at the nationally famous Franklin Barbecue on East 11th Street. What do Italian food and barbecue have in common? KUT's Nathan Bernier finds out from Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam .

MARJORIE KAMYS COTERA / TEXAS TRIBUNE

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is now almost certain to stand trial on criminal fraud charges. That’s because the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today refused Paxton’s last request to have the felony indictments dismissed. KUT's Nathan Bernier learns more from Dallas Morning News reporter Lauren McGaughy .

Alex Kacha

The hit Netflix series “ Stranger Things ” is a supernatural thriller set in the 1980s peppered with nostalgic pop culture references and scored with a synth-heavy soundtrack by the Austin band Survive .

Alex Kacha

The Austin synthesizer band Survive composed the music for the hit Netflix thriller " Stranger Things, " and now they’re riding a wave of success. We spoke to them for a story on Austin’s synthesizer music scene. Here’s part of that interview.

Favor

The Austin-based delivery company Favor has doubled its service zone , and it now covers an area stretching from Cedar Park to Slaughter Lane. The app-based service delivers everything from tacos to dry cleaning for a flat $5 fee, plus driver tip, and boasts an average 35-minute arrival time. Favor has grown to serve more affluent and suburban areas, but the tech firm still provides relatively limited service in the less wealthy, minority neighborhoods of East Austin, Southeast Austin and Northeast Austin. Much of its delivery zone east of I-35 serves the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./KUT News

Homeless advocates in Austin got a $1.1 million infusion from the federal government to advance a relatively new, market-based approach to getting people off the streets. The Pay for Success initiative would seek investors to help fund programs to house homeless people, and then share in some of the government cost-savings of not having those same people be treated by emergency medical services, wind up in jail or otherwise require costly government services. In theory, the most successful...

Texas Department of Transportation

I-35 was closed for about nine hours overnight at Slaughter Lane so the Texas Department of Transportation could begin tearing down an almost 60-year old overpass. TxDOT opened the highway ahead of schedule Saturday at 8 a.m. A closure of I-35 is scheduled again from 11 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, weather permitting. Drivers will be directed off the road at the Slaughter lane exit and can pass the area via the frontage road.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT

Austin is trying to end homelessness among veterans. Homeless advocates say the city has already attained “functional zero” veteran homelessness, and they’re awaiting formal recognition from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The term “functional zero” could be confusing, because Austin still has veterans living on the street. So what does it mean?

Austin is facing its first weekend in more than two years without Uber or Lyft . Both companies pulled out Monday to protest voter rejection of Proposition 1, which would have eliminated mandatory fingerprint-based background checks. Opponents of Prop 1 responded to Uber and Lyft’s threat to leave by arguing that if there is money to be made on ride-hailing in Austin, other companies will replace them. The city’s taxis are not able to meet demand during peak hours and special events, according to one study , but anyone who’s tried to call a cab on a Saturday night prior to the arrival of Uber and Lyft could tell you that.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon for KUT News

Near the intersection of Red River and Cesar Chavez, a large construction project is underway. A $370 million luxury hotel is being built there, the Fairmont Austin . A year ago, this construction site was a parking lot, rented out as a venue during South by Southwest.

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