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.

Pages

politics
12:07 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

South Texas Lawmaker Found Guilty on 6 Felony Counts

A South Texas lawmaker has been found guilty of multiple crimes in a case involving allegations that he sold access to the legislature.  The Austin American-Statesman reports the jury returned a verdict this morning for State Rep. Kino Flores (D-Mission).

Read more
recreation
11:40 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Overnight Camping Banned on Corpus Christi Beach

Overnight camping on Corpus Christi Beach has been banned by the City Council there in an effort to reduce crime.
Photo courtesy Justin Wright http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinwright

Looking to go camping on the Gulf Coast in Corpus? Bummer alert: Corpus Christi City Council has instituted a curfew on Corpus Christi Beach between midnight and 5 p.m.

Read more
kut
11:05 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Crews Make First Foundation Pour for New KUT Home

Crews making the first foundation pour for on the new University of Texas Belo Building, which will house KUT and unversity facilities.
Photo by Brian Urban for KUT

If you've driven past Dean Keaton and Guadalupe Streets recently, you may have noticed a new building going up in the northeast corner, on top of what used to be a parking lot.

That building will eventually house KUT, along with classrooms, labs and offices for the University of Texas College of Communication.  The photo-op ground breaking was held back in March, and progress appears to have been steady ever since.

Read more
2010 midterm elections
5:10 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

State GOP Election Night Party to be Held In Buda

A zebra at Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch, where the Texas Republican Party is holding its election night watch party.
Photo courtesy TDS website

The Texas Republican Party just revealed the location of its election night celebration: the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch. 

Read more
Shuttle Remembered
4:20 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Images from Shuttle Columbia Debris Recovery

A piece of the Shuttle Columbia lies on the ground in East Texas after crashing to the earth in 2003.
Photo by Bob Daemmrich

KUT is in the middle of broadcasting a weeklong series about the US space shuttle program. NASA is retiring the shuttle in early 2011, and we are reporting on what the program has meant to Texas and what its cancellation will mean for our future.

Read more
photography
3:23 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

5 Cool Time Lapse Videos of Austin

Still from time lapse by KUT photography intern Chris Kosho

KUT photo intern Chris Kosho made this cool time lapse video of Lady Bird Lake, but he is certainly not the first person to highlight Austin's beauty using the videographic technique. Here are five cool time lapse videos of the ATX worth checking out.

POLITICS
2:48 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Tom DeLay Jury Selection: Day One

Tom DeLay is the former Congressman from Sugar Land, TX who is in Austin for his trial on money laundering and conspiracy charges.
Image courtesy United States Congress

Local media is swarming around the Travis County Criminal Justice Complex this afternoon for the first day of jury selection in Tom DeLay's trial on money laundering and conspiracy charges. DeLay is the former-Republican House Majority Leader who is accused of conspiring to launder $190,000 in corporate cash to political campaigns. DeLay insists he's innocent.

Read more
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
12:50 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Video Interview with Texas Judge Sharon Keller

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Karen Keller sat down with the Texas Tribune to talk about the death penalty, how Texas sanctions judges, and other hot button issues.
Still from Texas Tribune video

Sharon Keller is the Texas judge who was publicly reprimanded for closing her court on Sept. 25, 2007 and preventing lawyers from filing a last-minute appeal hours before their client was executed. Earlier this month, the top criminal judge in Texas absolved Keller of any wrongdoing. In an interview with AP immediately following that decision, Keller said she felt vindicated.

Read more
EDUCATION
4:17 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Bastrop Man Alleges Racial Bias at School District, BISD Denies

Bastrop ISD is engaged in "potential discriminatory hiring" according to a man organizing a rally on Saturday, a charge the school district denies.
Image courtesy Bastrop ISD website

A Bastrop man is planning a rally and prayer service this Saturday to bring attention to what he says is "potential discriminatory hiring and unethical employment standards" at Bastrop ISD.

Read more
sports
3:41 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Austin Aztex Going To Florida

The Austin Aztex soccer team is relocating to Florida under terms of a deal with a UK-based consortium to acquire the team.

Only two years after it was founded, the Austin Aztex soccer team is leaving Central Texas for the Sunshine State. Aztex president Phil Rawlins confirmed the move in a news released posted today on the team's website.

Read more
texas music history
3:07 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Historic Central Texas Dancehall Destroyed by Fire

Club 21 Dancehall called itself the oldest continuously operated dancehall in Texas. It was destroyed by fire and the owner says they won't rebuild.

Central Texas’ historic Club 21 Dancehall is no more.  It burned down in a fire over the weekend. 

Club 21 was a popular spot off Highway 21 in Uhland, east of Kyle.  The owners claim it was the “oldest continuously operated country dance hall in Texas.”  KUT News spoke to Gary Hartman about the history of Club 21.  Hartman is the Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University.

Read more
development
12:37 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Once Controversial Wal-Mart Opens Wednesday in North Austin

The new Wal-Mart in north Austin will fall under the "Neighborhood Market" brand, similar to this location in Louisville, KY.
Image courtesy Alex Leung. http://www.flickr.com/people/sixsteps/

A proposed Wal-Mart that was fiercely opposed by neighborhood groups in North Austin will open on Wednesday.  But the store has been sharply scaled down from the original 225,000 square foot plan.

The original plans also called for the construction of a 300,000 square foot parking garage, and would have seen the store operate 24/7.

Read more
weather
10:23 am
Mon October 25, 2010

5 Homemade Videos of Tornadoes in Northeast Texas

Tornadoes touched down near Dallas over the weekend, according to the Dallas Morning News and the AP.

A tornado is believed to have touched down in Rice, near Interstate 45, about 45 miles south of Dallas.

The weather service also believes a second tornado hit near the Hunt County city of Lone Oak, about 60 miles northeast of Dallas near Lake Tawakoni.

Read more
news brief
10:38 am
Sun October 24, 2010

Sunday News Roundup

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was in Austin yesterday for a human rights event. She was the reporter imprisoned in Iran on charges of espionage. KUT’s Erika Aguilar managed to score an interview with Saberi. You can hear it here.

Read more
news brief
8:38 am
Fri October 22, 2010

Morning News Roundup, Friday Oct. 22

Early Voting Turnout High

Read more

Pages