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KUT Audio News Roundup


Some of the audio news we've produced over the last 24 hours.

As Austin Lures Business, Some Fear For Blue Collar Workers

Facebook, Hangar Orthopedics, and solar power giant SunPower are a few of the big fish Austin has recently reeled in, but as KUT's Mose Buchele reports, for all that success, the long-term unemployment trends for large swaths of Austin's workforce look dire.

Economists Predict Solid Growth For 2011

What might the future hold for Austin’s economy? A panel of economists, hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce Thursday, tried to answer that question. KUT's Matt Largey was there.

State Slices "Machete" Incentives

The state of Texas this week declined to reimburse Robert Rodriguez for some costs of making his film “Machete”. KUT's Erika Aguilar has that story.

The ATM In The Lobby

Of the 181 members of next year’s Texas Legislature, 89 have held fundraising receptions in the five weeks since the November election. KUT's Ian Crawford and the Statesman's Jason Embry discuss the nexus of lobbyists and money in this week’s “Texas Political Parlor.”

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.