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.  

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Robert Gomez for Tacos of Texas

A pair of Austin food writers travel Texas looking for the tacos defined by different cities and regions in a new online documentary series, "Tacos of Texas."


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After areas of Williamson County received more than six inches of rain overnight, the South Fork San Gabriel River in Georgetown has reached moderate flood stage. That prompted officials to evacuate some people living along the river including in the lower level of the Shady River RV Resort off East State Highway 29.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday challenged Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera to a debate over immigration.

Belle and Sebastian

A local soul outfit, a master of the resonator guitar and a Scottish indie pop band are among the live music acts you can catch in Austin this weekend. We get recommendations from Matt Reilly with our sister station KUTX 98.9


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Austin's first recorded African-American resident, who was brought here as a 10-year-old slave, is a focal point of a new art installation at a bus stop at the intersection at 12th and Chicon streets. The installation pays tribute to the city's African-American history.

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Austin residents expressed strong feelings for and against CodeNEXT today at the first public hearing on the final draft of the rewrite of Austin’s land development code.

Kendrick Lamar

Shows in Austin this weekend include a headlining performance by the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize, a two-night stand by a legendary country singer-songwriter and a cumbia music festival. Hear some of the music in our chat with KUTX program director Matt Reilly.


Matthew Odam/Austin American-Statesman

Take two pieces of bread, slap some food between them, and you've got yourself a sandwich. A minute to learn. A lifetime to master. Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic has eaten his way through many of the city's sandwiches and has compiled a list of his 27 favorites.


Warning: This story contains allusions to language that some people may find offensive.

Starting at $150 a year, the State of Texas will let you personalize the license plate on your vehicle, but the combination of letters and numbers cannot invoke anything the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles considers to be indecent.

Loud stoner rock, the Pecan Street Festival and a Conjunto music extravaganza are among the live music events in Austin this weekend. Hear some of the music in our weekly chat with KUTX program director Matt Reilly.


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Outdoor music venues in Austin's Red River Cultural District will be allowed to have amplified music an hour later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights indefinitely. This follows a pilot program that lasted more than year and allowed outdoor music till midnight Thursdays and till 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

Matthew Odam, Austin-American Statesman

A new food court in downtown Austin has no fast food chains. Instead, all the options come from local restaurants that normally specialize in sit-down service. We asked Austin-American Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his review of Fareground Food Hall


Morgan Saint

Hear some of the artists performing in Austin over the next couple days in our weekly chat with KUTX program director Matt Reilly.


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The MoPac express lanes opened in 2017, years behind schedule, to offer a faster option for drivers willing to pay a toll. But what if you pay and the lane is no faster – or even slower – than the main lanes? 

Johnny Gill

Live music in Austin this weekend includes some disco legends teaming up with a local Latin funk band along with the Urban Music Festival bringing a roster of famous musicians including a former member of New Edition. We listen to music from those artists and more in our weekly chat with KUTX program director Matt Reilly.


Texas Monthly

Texas vintners are paying more attention to small details that add up to a better bottle of wine. Texas Monthly drinks columnist Jessica Dupuy speaks to us about why the state's winemakers are earning so much acclaim and talks about her favorite 30 Texas wines out of 150 she sampled. 


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The 23-year-old serial bomber who killed two people, seriously wounded four and put Austin on edge showed “no remorse” in a confessional video that has still not been made public, according to U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin.

Montinique Monroe for KUT

The influx of 300,000 to 400,000 people to downtown Austin during SXSW requires an extraordinary amount of crowd control, both for event organizers and first responders.

Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman

The slow smoked barbecue famous in Central Texas is slowly spreading nationwide and beyond, but the entirely different barbecue out of Korea has already attained worldwide popularity.

Austin has a handful of restaurants specializing in the cuisine, and we spoke to Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his review of one of them: Charm Korean BBQ.


Phoebe Bridgers

If you're looking to take in some live music this weekend, we got some recommendations from Matt Reilly with our sister station KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience.


Texas State University

The leader of Texas State University is defending the San Marcos campus as a place of diversity and inclusion after a series of racially charged incidents over the last year.

Nick Wagner, Austin American-Statesman

A new downtown restaurant specializing in "modern Mexican" is luring customers with its fine dining take on a cuisine with close ties to Texas.

Is a place that could easily run $100 a person worth the cash? We asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his take on ATX Cocina


Bobby Patterson

With warmer weather this weekend, you might be looking to catch some live music. KUTX program director Matt Reilly shares some of his suggestions, including Dallas soul man Bobby Patterson, San Francisco's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a local band called Mopac. Check out what they sound like with the player below.   


Tomar & the FCs

Psychedelic cumbia, loud local soul music, story-telling singer-songwriters and more can all be heard this weekend in Austin. We get live music recommendations from Matt Reilly with our sister station KUTX 98.9.


Los Coast

No cover charge to see many local bands this week as part of Free Week, an annual event to acquaint Austinites with local musical acts. We hear about some of those shows and more in check in with KUTX program director Matt Reilly. 


Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

A new Spanish restaurant opened on South Lamar Boulevard this summer, promising to add to the city's limited selection of Iberian cuisine. Does it deliver? We asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam about his review


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People caught with less than 2 ounces of marijuana in Travis County may qualify to take a $45 four-hour class and avoid all charges under a proposal unanimously adopted by the Travis County Commissioners Court. The class would be available only to people who are "cited and released" by law enforcement, not to those arrested and booked into jail. 

"We had a practice that was marking people for life,” Commissioner Brigid Shea said before voting for the program Tuesday. She said it was particularly hard for people who couldn't afford to have their records expunged and were labeled criminals.

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A holiday sing-a-long at the State Capitol and a music festival in East Austin are among the live music events you can take in this weekend. We get recommendations from KUTX program director Matt Reilly.


Mary Kang for KUTX

The Parish nightclub on Sixth Street in downtown Austin is going up for auction Friday – on eBay, no less. The company ATX Brands is selling the lease, the audio-visual equipment and the Parish brand, with a starting bid of $1.

ATX Brands CEO Doug Guller spoke to KUT about the sale and his plans after the Parish.

City of Austin

The city has eyes all over Austin – traffic cameras that monitor vehicles and events – and you can peer through these cameras to check out what's happening around town.

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