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Updated February 2020
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In this special New Statesman podcast series we expand on our New Times issue which identifies the political, economic and philosophical shifts shaping our society. The series will feature special guests and New Statesman's staff giving their view on what lies ahead for Labour and the left. Guests include Vince Cable, Phil Collins, Neal Lawson and Ros Wynne-Jones.
 
The podcast that tapes the Top 10 and talks about it at school the next day, hosted by Fraser McAlpine and Laura Snapes.Email us! unbreakmychartpod@gmail.comTweet us! csi_popmusic (https://twitter.com/csi_popmusic) + laurasnapes (https://twitter.com/laurasnapes)Nice stuff that smart people have said about UMC:"As pop critics, Snapes and McAlpine have plenty of background information and anecdotes to augment their rundown of the week’s chart. If only all playground debates about music had bee ...
 
Laurie and Eleanor Penny have a lot in common. A love of politics, feminism, fiction and philosophy. An obsession with Blackadder, Rocky Horror and red pandas. Oh, and — parents. Each week they’ll unpick one controversial idea in the modern political conversation. This is the secret feminist agenda for world domination that the internet warned you about.
 
Have you ever been fascinated by the paranormal and want to hear about encounters that have happened to real life people? Need a drink to help calm those nerves after hearing some scary stories? Well you're in luck because the co-hosts Kim Moser and & Jen Taylor will be drinking and reviewing some of their favorite bourbon whiskies throughout every show. Join them weekly for a hilarious new round of questions in their favorite game "Would You Rather?" You will hear from special guests and al ...
 
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (11 November 1633 – 5 April 1695) was an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668. He's noted in history for his views on Charles II among others. This compilation covers a wide range of his views which are particularly telling, coming, as they do, from a man who was singularly positioned among the powers of the time, to make them. Prepare your ...
 
Liverpool in the second half of the 19th century was burgeoning with rich merchants and swollen with poor immigrants. It was known variously as the "New York of Europe" and the "Black Spot on the Mersey." Waist-deep in this mosaic we find William Bower Forwood making a busy life for himself, making his fortune in cotton trading (including running the American blockade of the Southern States) and then delving into public affairs. We see the civic leader, dedicated to the betterment of "the go ...
 
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Pflugerville's economic arm recently unveiled a new economic strategic plan it says will take the city to new heights. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2.0 outlines recommendations and economic development metrics for the city to accomplish over the next three years. The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation worked with Austin-b…
 
The Super Bowl may have ended, but you can have the chance to duplicate Shakira’s and Jennifer Lopez’s moves during their halftime performance. Ballet Austin will hold a two-night Super Bowl dance workshop to learn two of the popular Super Bowl dances — JLo’s “Que Calor” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”/“Mi Gente” remix and Shakira’s “Waka Waka,” acco…
 
If you were a fan of the Netflix competition show “The Final Table,” you will likely recognize the visage of chef Esdras Ochoa. The Mexican chef runs Mexicali Taco & Co. in Los Angeles and this week he and his partners added to Austin’s growing modern Mexican scene with Reunión 19. The taqueria opened Friday at 1700 East Second St. in the space pre…
 
An undergraduate student at the University of Texas School of Architecture is creating an endowed fund to help her fellow classmates afford supplies, tools and technology. Tuition at the school costs around $27,000 a year, not including supplies. In 2018, Katherine Kligerman (Klie-gur-man) won a prestigious scholarship and a $30,000 prize. She usin…
 
Four governing entities in Bastrop (Bass-STROHP) County have reached a $5 million settlement with a tree-trimming company accused to have caused of the 2011 Complex Fire — the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The suit filed in 2018 on behalf of Bastrop County, the Bastrop school district, the Smithville school district and Bastrop County…
 
An Austin business owner who was convicted last year of money laundering and scheming to defraud customers out of millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. During his trial, federal prosecutors characterized Bullion Direct founder Charles McAllister as a con man. McAllister took his customers’ money and told them he would in…
 
Three adults were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Bastrop County involving a school bus, the Department of Public Safety said. No children were aboard the bus. The driver of a Subaru disregarded a stop sign on FM 535 at FM 20 in Rockne , which is in western Bastrop County, and struck the school bus, DPS officials said. …
 
The removal of a Texas State University professor facing allegations of sexual misconduct was approved Thursday by the Texas State University System Board of Regents. According to the board agenda, Texas State President Denise M. Trauth in May affirmed the findings of a faculty tribunal that recommended revoking tenure and firing David Wiley, a pro…
 
A Travis County jury on Friday acquitted a Laredo (lah-RAY-doh) police officer who had been on trial for injuring a Cedar Park man in a fight two years ago while the cop and two other off-duty officers were barhopping in downtown Austin. 32-year-old Juan Leal (hoo-AN lay-AHL) had faced a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for beating…
 
Cash-strapped rural Texas hospitals have been closing at an alarming rate already, but health care advocates are warning that the trend likely will accelerate under a proposed rule change for federal Medicaid funding that’s also forecast to deal big financial blows to hospitals in urban areas like Austin. Statewide, the Texas Hospital Association e…
 
The dilemma facing Travis County Democrats in the race to select a new county attorney is whether courtroom experience or public policy experience is more helpful for leading one of the most influential legal agencies in town. Those who believe the office should go to a seasoned lawyer have two choices: longtime government attorney Laurie Eiserloh …
 
There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran’s nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-…
 
Local officiating associations are struggling to recruit new officials and keep them. Good coaches are choosing to hang up the whistle rather than deal with irate parents with unrealistic expectations. Some in Idaho are working to improve the youth sports experience. A few years ago, the Idaho Youth Sports Commission was founded to help build a com…
 
University of Texas police have arrested a man suspected in a campus assault and an indecent exposure case Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a report that a student had been groped from behind in the 2100 block of Speedway just before noon. Shortly after, another report came in about a possible indecent exposure in the Norman Hackerman Buildin…
 
Austin police have identified a pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles last week on Bluff Springs Road in Southeast Austin as 41-year-old Jacob Boelter. According to a preliminary police investigation, a black Nissan Rogue struck Boelter in the 6800 block of Bluff Springs Road, just south of East William Cannon Drive, around 1:27 a.m. on Februar…
 
Austin police have identified a driver fatally injured in a February 1 crash in Southeast Austin as 24-year-old Jaymes Anthony Torres. He was driving a green Toyota Avalon, heading west in the 5700 block of East Stassney Lane, near Nuckols Crossing Road, just before 7:40 p.m., police said. According to a preliminary police investigation, Torres app…
 
A 17-year-old student at the Del Valle school district’s alternative school is accused of pointing a gun at a teenager on January 3rd in Round Rock and threatening her, according to an arrest affidavit. Julian Aleman of Austin was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Wh…
 
The head of Texas Health and Human Services is leaving for a similar post in Louisiana. Courtney Phillips, executive commissioner of the agency, submitted a resignation letter to Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday. He appointed her to the post in October 2018. Phillips said she wanted to return to her home state to be closer to family. She will serve as…
 
A 27-year-old man was charged with murder Wednesday after he confessed to killing his roommate, according to Killeen police. Anthony Taylor Masters-Gutierrez went to the east gate of the Fort Hood U.S. Army post around 5:30 p.m. Monday and told personnel he killed his roommate, 27-year-old John Dearmontrice Mitchell of Killeen. Masters-Gutierrez is…
 
Austin police have identified the 50-year-old passenger who died last week after a Ford F-150 pickup truck slammed into the vehicle he was riding in. Vincent Laroy Cleveland was traveling in a vehicle heading east in the 1200 block of East Rundberg Lane around 1 p.m. February 4th, according to Austin police. All parties remained at the scene and co…
 
Governor Greg Abbott’s communications director announced Tuesday he’s stepping down. Matt Hirsch guided Abbott’s communications strategy for seven years as Abbott won election and reelection and emerged as the most popular politician in Texas. Abbott called Hirsch “indispensable since Day One.” His former colleagues were equally effusive, praising …
 
Austin police have identified two people who were killed in a North Austin crash Tuesday as 21-year-old Owen Macki and 24-year-old Raquel Aveytia. Officers and Austin-Travis County E-M-S medics responded to the intersection of the northbound MoPac Boulevard service road and Capital of Texas Highway around 2:02 a.m. The area is just south of West Br…
 
A person who is under federal quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base has contracted the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The person is isolated and being treated at a hospital near the Air Force base, the CDC said. Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuh…
 
Jen and Kim go over some embarrassing situations that happened this week. From bodysuits to peppercorns, you will be sure to feel their pain. The main topic for the show is all about spirits lingering in your closet, they cover some stories that will be reminiscent of the feelings you had as a child when your closet door was left open before you fe…
 
New Austin will feel a little like Old Austin later this spring, as a familiar face brings an iconic brand to a familiar address near Zilker Park. Restaurateur Rick Engel will open a location of Ski Shores Café at 1608 Barton Springs Road in the space in which he ran Austin Java for more than a decade. Marion Fowler opened Ski Shores Waterfront Caf…
 
Ryan Normand, a former college runner for Arizona State and now a local running ace, has run only one marathon so far. But his impressive clocking at Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota last summer was an auspicious start and makes him a legitimate threat in Sunday’s Austin Marathon. Normand finished the Duluth race last June in 2 hours, 29 minutes and…
 
A health-minded food website has proclaimed a Round Rock bakery as the best place to grab a slice of pie in the state. The website Eat This, Not That used Yelp reviews showing overall customer ratings to find the best pie in each state. With a 4.5 out of 5 Yelp rating, the cherry pie at Papi’s Pies at 10 Chisholm Trail Road earned the bakery and ar…
 
A Round Rock business had to reschedule its grand opening to Thursday after vandals shattered its front door and broke into several nearby businesses early Saturday. The Snack Room posted photos of the break-in on its Facebook page on Saturday and apologized for the delay. Round Rock Police Department spokesman Nick Olivier (uh-LEE-vee-ay) said off…
 
On Monday, Bastrop County Commissioners accepted a $308,000 bid to repair a 48-bed unit at the county jail after a storm eight months ago rendered it unusable after ripping the roof off. Officials said the building is needed at the jail, not necessarily to house inmates but to avoid a state rule that would force the county to construct a costly jai…
 
Paul English, who played drums with Willie Nelson for more than 50 years, had died after a recent bout with pneumonia at age 87. English died at a hospital Tuesday night near his home in Dallas. English first drummed for Nelson on a Fort Worth radio show in 1955 and became his regular drummer in 1966. He’s best known to Nelson fans as the subject o…
 
A Travis County deputy’s decision to shoot at a suspect he believed would drive a truck into two other deputies was justified, according to the Travis County district attorney’s office. On November 8th, 2018, Deputy Luis Garcia shot toward but missed a suspect trying to get away from officers in a stolen Ford F-150, authorities said. Frank Soliz wa…
 
The Texas Rangers on Wednesday arrested a former San Marcos city staffer and charged him with theft by a public servant, according to San Marcos city officials. Jason Pence worked as the city’s construction manager from May 2014 to December 2019, when he was placed on administrative leave. He was fired Jan. 27. Community Impact Newspaper quoted a c…
 
The Texas Republican Party is advising GOP candidates to decline invitations to primary candidate forums that involve Democrats, according to an internal memo obtained by the American-Statesman. State Republican Party Chairman James Dickey warned Republican candidates in a memo that left-leaning groups are organizing events and inviting Republican …
 
The University of Texas System is $80 million closer to establishing a medical school in Tyler. The East Texas Medical Center Foundation, a nonprofit health organization, announced Wednesday it would give $80 million to the UT Health Science Center at Tyler help fund the medical school after the UT System announced its proposal for the school last …
 
In a move that could have significant financial implications, the Travis Central Appraisal District told nine local school districts Wednesday that the appraisal district will not be reappraising residential properties this year. Marya Crigler, chief appraiser for the appraisal district, said the decision to not reappraise residential properties st…
 
We’re finally starting to dry out from several days of soggy socks and damp jackets in Austin, but did the latest stretch do us any good? So far, Texas has seen relatively little change in drought conditions since the beginning of the year. As of last week, more than half the state, or about 53.4%, was experiencing some degree of drought, but winte…
 
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