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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The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture – a local institution that preserves visual aspects of the city's music scene – has relocated to a new home behind Threadgill’s Old No. 1 at 6416 North Lamar Blvd. The museum is also rebranding itself as the Austin Museum of Popular Culture.

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After 80 years in business, Hut's Hamburgers in downtown Austin will close forever at the end of this weekend.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday – 354 to 60 – to oppose the Trump administration’s withdrawal of American soldiers from northern Syria. Less than half of Austin’s Republican delegation stood with the president.

Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece explore the tacos of America and the stories of the people who make them in their new TV show.
Kurt Volk

Austin's "taco journalists" Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are launching their most ambitious project yet to examine tacos and the culture that surrounds them. The duo has a TV series that premieres tonight on the El Rey Network, a TV station founded by Austin filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. 

United Tacos of America brings viewers to cities across the country to examine the flavors and influences of the traditional Mexican dish.

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Weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival starts Friday, and this time organizers have a plan for the overwhelming demand to watch Lizzo, who was not booked to perform on a main stage. 

"ACL Fest plans to simulcast the performance on the Honda stage screens in an effort to give fans the opportunity to spread out and enjoy the show," a spokesperson said. 

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The local health care district Central Health is asking for input from the public on how to spend $290.8 million next year to help people with low incomes access health care in Travis County. The next opportunity to share your ideas with Central Health's Board of Mangers is Sept. 11.

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Austin is being sued over wording for a petition-driven referendum on the city's $1.2 billion expansion of the convention center and its use of hotel tax revenue.

Flags fly at Apple's North Austin campus
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Travis County is putting a moratorium on the practice of giving property tax breaks to companies that agree to expand here and meet minimum county requirements, including agreeing to invest at least $25 million and hire more than 100 people.

The incentives program was set up to lure business investment and expand the county’s tax base.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Local immigration groups are preparing for the possibility of immigration raids targeting people with deportation orders starting as soon as Sunday.

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When art teacher Cristina Coro picks up doughnuts at the Krispy Kreme on Stassney Lane, her day is sweetened by an uplifting employee.

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Austin’s health department is taking precautionary steps in case the measles virus arrives in Travis County. So far, officials say, there are eight reported cases in Texas, the closest to Austin being in the Temple area.

At least 11 states have seen measles cases this winter.

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The City of Austin violated state law by banning licensed handgun holders from entering City Hall with firearms, a Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday.

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The Austin-based nonprofit that houses more migrant children than any other organization in the country plans to hire an independent attorney who will conduct a "comprehensive internal review" of issues outlined in an investigative story by The New York Times.

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.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon (left) / Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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.


Mary Kang / KUTX

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.


Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

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. 


Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT News

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.

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