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Writing Westward features conversations with writers and scholars of the North American West. Hosted by Brenden W. Rensink, it is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. The Redd Center is an interdisciplinary research center committed to increasing knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Hist ...
 
In this work, first published in 1883, James once again writes of an American trying to settle in England. The woman at the center, however, is not a product of the Boston or New York upper classes, but of the American West, and is thus distinguished from the characters of many of his other transatlantic works. - Summary by Nicholas Clifford
 
Cheri Jacobus breaks down what's happening in national politics. She gives it to you straight - even when it hurts! No spin - just the raw truth! From the halls of Congress to hitting the cable TV news airwaves with political commentary and launching the only news and commentary site for right-of-center so-called “Never Trump” voices, Cheri Jacobus is a known, trusted, reliable political analyst and operative who is not afraid to be direct. She is the founder, President, and Executive Produc ...
 
In 2016, Donald Trump conspired with a foreign government to become President of the United States. On July 25, 2019, with the 2020 election around the corner, he decided to do it again. The first time around, it was collusion, aiding and abetting Russia’s attack on American democracy. The second time, it was extortion, demanding the Ukrainian government manufacture dirt on Trump’s political opponents in exchange for help the country needs to fend off a Russian invasion and chart a democrati ...
 
The Locked On Chiefs Podcast features NFL Analysts Ryan Tracy and Chris Clark breaking down the Kansas City Chiefs five days a week. Ryan Tracy is the founder of Rogue Analytics Consulting & RGR Media and is an exercise physiologist and former Strength and Conditioning Coach. It is the go-to daily KC podcast for Chiefs news, analysis, film review and analytics year-round from Training Camp through the NFL Draft and back again. A proud founding member of the Locked On Podcast Network.
 
Stories and interviews addressing the creative process, community, and place and the synergy that occurs where these things intersect. Welcome to In Site, a podcast from the Zion Canyon Mesa, a nascent arts and humanities residency center in Springdale, Utah, surrounded by Zion National Park. One of the primary drivers for these podcasts is concern for our times. To paraphrase Yeats, the center feels besieged. So we’ll consider the many crux issues we face, with an eye towards how creative t ...
 
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Correa Signing, Who shows to OTAs? Could Aaron Rodgers Really Land in AFCW to play Patrick Mahomes 2x a YEAR?!? 🎙️ Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Podcasts 🧧 Connect: @RyanTracyNFL | @LockedOnChiefs | Voicemail: 913-777-4457 More Chiefs Content: 🎞️ Chiefs Breakdowns at RGR Football - http://bit.ly/RGRF-Chiefs 🔥 ChiefsKingdom Gear 👉🏼 ht…
 
Bastrop school board incumbent Kellye Seekatz fended off a challenge by Joseph Thompson for the Place 2 seat, according to Saturday’s election results.Seekatz received 2,239 votes, or 60% of the vote, for her reelection. Thompson received 1,512 votes, or 40%. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
42 West, started in 2021, was created by event planner Lauren Pelissier and former Atlanta Hawks player Kevin Willis who partnered to establish a new event venue in West Midtown Atlanta. Willis found a unique space within a barren Atlanta warehouse and collaborated with Pelissier to turn the building into an upscale, stylish venue to host a variety…
 
Like many parts of the country, metro Austin has been hit hard by COVID-19. And just like other areas of the country, the community has relied on medical professionals who have put their lives on the line throughout the pandemic. Among them are the community’s nurses who have been on the front lines, working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
 
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas has received a $2.26 million gift from Eric and Shanna Bass to study the impact of its health care approach on patient outcomes and costs. The gift to Dell Medical School will pay for resources to conduct a three-year study on the "360-degree care" model developed by the Musculoskeletal Institute at UT…
 
Austin Diaper Bank has expanded its Bright Spot Program to include a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The program, which started in 2019 as a pilot to provide feminine hygiene products to kids at Navarro Early College High School and Burnet Middle School, now provides tampons and pads to all 35 of Austin Diaper Bank's partner…
 
The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday approved an adjustment of wastewater rate calculations for residential customers to minimize the impact of February's historic freeze. The council approved a temporary change in the formula used to calculate residential wastewater rates to ensure customers are not overcharged in the upcoming year. See omnystud…
 
Education advocates worry bills targeting discussions of racism and sexism in Texas public schools will hinder teachers' ability to discuss current events, history and ethnic studies with students. The Republican authors of the bills moving forward in the Legislature say their goal is to prevent the federal government and educators from pushing a p…
 
Nine months after being acquired by a New York private equity firm, Waterloo Sparkling Water is making a splash at thousands of new stores. The Austin-based maker of carbonated water is adding 3,000 stores to its distribution, which brings its reach to 15,500 locations in all 50 states. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Two more federal lawsuits alleging excessive use of force in arrests have been filed in the past week against former Williamson County sheriff Robert Chody and Williamson County. Ramsey Mitchell, a Midland resident, filed a lawsuit on Monday saying that Williamson County deputies beat him until he was unconscious and left him with lasting injuries …
 
The CIA's effort to recruit a new generation of more diverse spies has faced unexpected pushback from some prominent Republicans. The agency's latest ad, which features a young Latina officer who describes herself as a "daughter of immigrants" and a "cisgender millennial," is meant to add transparency to the agency, but has attracted ridicule from …
 
An effort to ban transgender student athletes from competing in sports within their gender identity was dealt a significant setback Tuesday after a Texas House committee voted not to advance a Senate-approved bill to the full House. With a 6-5 vote in favor of the legislation, Senate Bill 29 was one vote short of the seven needed for a majority of …
 
The release of Austin police video footage from a February shooting, in which an officer fatally shot a 21-year-old Jordan Walton in East Austin, will be delayed until June 4, authorities said Tuesday. Austin police said they had to push back the release date because of delays related to releasing video from a different police shooting on Jan. 5, w…
 
In this episode, host Bidemi Ologunde presents the case of a medical center employee in Seattle, Washington who stole medical information of 39 patients to rent an apartment and buy two cars. The second segment of the episode contains tips on cybersecurity best practices for kids, as the pandemic has caused a drastic increase in screen time across …
 
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President of Sales and Marketing for Liberty Communities Lurae Davis is in the studio today for today’s All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group discusses the builder’s upcoming projects and available communities. “Our purpose is to be able to build new home constr…
 
WellMed is taking appointments online for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday. The clinics will be at both WellMed’s South Austin location on West Ben White Boulevard, and its Pflugerville location on West Pecan Street. If slots do not fill, same-day walk-ins will be accepted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac…
 
The somewhat deflating news from the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday that Texas picked up two new seats in Congress, instead of a widely projected three, left some questioning whether politics or the pandemic might have created an undercount. Texas came up about 190,000 people short of earning a 39th seat in the U.S. House, according to state populati…
 
Incumbent Joanna Morgan handily defeated Jerry Callaghan for the mayor's office with 66 percent of support pushing her over the finish line Saturday, according to the unofficial election results. Morgan was appointed to the mayor’s office earlier this year — after Scott Saunders abruptly resigned effective Jan. 11 — until a special election could b…
 
Voters in northeastern Travis County overwhelmingly approved the creation of an emergency services district to support medics and emergency services. Final election results show Proposition A collected 1,022 votes or 73.6 percent on Saturday. The new district, ESD No. 17, will overlay the exact boundaries of ESD No. 2, which supports fire services,…
 
After failing to respond to friends and neighbors, Austin rock 'n' roll critic and historian Ed Ward was found dead by police on a welfare check at his South Austin home late Monday afternoon, his friend Jon Lebkowsky has confirmed. Ward was 72. Among the first staff music critics for the American-Statesman, Ward wrote or co-wrote four books, inclu…
 
Lakeway City Manager Julie Oakley introduced the city’s new emergency management coordinator, Paul Harvey, to the City Council on Monday night. Harvey started the job last week, and was hired out of a pool of 35 applicants. In his role, he will serve Lakeway, Bee Cave and The Hills, and each jurisdiction will pay a portion of his salary based on po…
 
Austin-based National Instruments is making big investments in autonomous vehicle and safety technology as demand grows for assisted driver innovation. The company, which recently rebranded as NI, said Tuesday that it has acquired Austin-based monoDrive, a startup that specializes in autonomous vehicle simulations. NI did not disclose financial ter…
 
Since mid-April, India has reported alarming numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths. In response to the crisis, people in the Austin area — some of whom said they have been affected personally — have started working to do what they can to send aid to family and friends overseas. Others are trying to find ways to cope with the feeling of helple…
 
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to authorize the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for younger children in the coming days, Austin and Travis County health leaders said they are bracing for an increase in vaccine demand by parents seeking to return their youngsters' lives back to normal. Parents and guardians of children 12 and older wil…
 
Austin City Council Member Kathie Tovo authored a proposal to create city-authorized encampments that could be used lawfully by people experiencing homelessness. Tovo published the proposal Monday morning, earning praise on social media from voters who had called for a plan like that one ever since the City Council canceled camping penalties in 201…
 
With his lawyer objecting to COVID-19 vaccines as "experimental injections" and coronavirus tests as invasive medical procedures, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller asked a state judge Tuesday to void Texas Senate rules requiring Capitol visitors to obtain a negative test or show proof of vaccination. Senators unanimously adopted rules for this le…
 
Who Will be On the Hot Seat in KC? Did KC Correct all its Flaws? They are the Super Bowl Favorite Again! Recap The Draft with 2021 RAC Draft Guide and Athletic Matrix! Get them at www.RogueAPC.com 🎙️ Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Podcasts 🧧 Connect: @RyanTracyNFL | @LockedOnChiefs | Voicemail: 913-777-4457 More Chiefs Content: 🎞️ Chi…
 
The Round Rock High School Dragons swept Austin High in a Class 6A bi-district series over the course of three days, 2-1 and 8-1, with the second game starting Friday night and finishing Saturday afternoon due to heavy rain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Austin American Statesman
 
Major league soccer franchise Austin FC is on a two-game winning streak and holds six points out of nine through three road matches. Austin FC is winning matches, thanks in some part to its ability to play from the back and interchange positions. That's possible this early in year one because the players were signed specifically for this style of p…
 
Georgetown dog sanctuary owner Rhonda Minardi got a fundraising boost in April for a new building for more dogs from Jack Garey, a 91-year-old millionaire who liked what he saw at Minardi's sanctuary in eastern Burnet [BUR-nit] County. He donated $170,000 to add a building. The building will be named after Garey and will house 33 to 37 large, elder…
 
Six-year-old Cati DelaPeña drowned in 2019 after a Cedar Park church-affiliated summer camp took her to a city pool. Her parents, Korina and John DelaPeña of Jonestown, are hoping the Legislature passes a bill that would require schools, preschools, day camps and youth camps to identify children who cannot swim or are at risk while swimming and to …
 
The race for the Place 1 seat on the Pflugerville school board is too close to call and may be decided by Friday with any mail-in ballots. According to results from Travis and Williamson counties, David Aguirre had a two-vote lead over Marc Garcia, 2,966 to 2,964. Garcia picked up the only two votes cast in the race from Williamson County to cut in…
 
The Eanes school board voted last week to hire Laura Coaxum as the new Cedar Creek Elementary principal. Coaxum will replace interim principal Brad Wirht starting next school year. Coaxum serves as assistant principal of Barton Creek Elementary. She began her career teaching kindergarten, first and fourth grades at Hill Elementary in Austin. See om…
 
The West Lake Hills City Council voted to allow the Wild Cat Estates to build a private road in its planned seven-lot development. City code usually requires developments of a certain size to include public roads, but since the road leading up to this development is also private, continuing a private road into the subdivision will allow the develop…
 
Williamson County is seeking input in the Community Health Assessment to collect the residents' feedback on what they believe are the most pressing health needs for the county. The feedback will be used to inform decision-making, prioritize health issues and assist in the development and implementation of a Community Health Improvement Plan. See om…
 
Spring storms that sprang up in the past few days have gone a long way toward closing Austin's rainfall deficit and could help shore up water levels on Lake Travis. Until only about a week ago, April was drier than normal, with a rainfall total nearly a half-inch below average. But Austin ultimately received 3.43 inches in April — with 62 percent o…
 
Dell Technologies is selling off its Boomi cloud business to two private equity firms in a deal valued at $4 billion. The Round Rock-based technology giant is selling the segment to Francisco Partners and TPG in a cash deal expected to close later this year. Dell acquired Boomi in 2010 for an undisclosed amount. Dell said Boomi is used by more than…
 
Serving up a to-go margarita with Maudie's Tex Mex fare "has been a lifesaver" for the popular restaurant chain over the past year. Ryan Leugers, director of operations for the Austin-based company, said the to-go alcohol option has boosted mixed-beverage sales 10% to 20% across the restaurant's six Austin-area locations. Now, a bill headed to Gove…
 
Westlake High School’s football program added to its growing NFL legacy this past weekend when two former Chaparrals were selected in the NFL draft. Tight end Kylen Granson and quarterback Sam Ehlinger were each picked by the Indianapolis Colts. Granson, a 2016 graduate, went in the fourth round while Ehlinger of Westlake’s 2017 class was selected …
 
Blake & Johnny of the ROTBPod talk about new picks Rondale Moore, the young corners and Arizona adding a safety & center to their team. What should be the expectations as to playing time, and is the team showing a new philosophy in some of their selections? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Chiefs plan to DOMINATE AFC comes together. We'll tell you why Veach did plenty to stay ahead in the West! Recap The Draft with 2021 RAC Draft Guide and Athletic Matrix! Get them at www.RogueAPC.com 🎙️ Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Podcasts 🧧 Connect: @RyanTracyNFL | @LockedOnChiefs | Voicemail: 913-777-4457 More Chiefs Content: 🎞️ C…
 
Time to get in an Austin state of mind. Billy Joel, the piano man himself, is set to headline a concert at Circuit of the Americas during this fall's Formula 1 event. The Grammy winner behind songs like "Uptown Girl" will take the Germania Insurance Super Stage at the racetrack on Saturday, Oct. 23. The 2021 U.S. Grand Prix will take place Oct. 22 …
 
Mueller area Italian restaurant L'Oca d'Oro is reopening for outdoor dining service on May 6. The restaurant from Adam Orman and chef Fiore Tedesco has remained closed to diners since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting next week, it will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations ar…
 
Austin Parks Foundation has unveiled the name of the new train set to chug through Zilker Park. Austin voters chose the Zilker Eagle from 750 name submissions, the foundation announced recently. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the first train to run through the city-center park in 1961 also was named the Eagle. That train ran until 1996. …
 
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza and Austin City Council District 3 will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Parque Zaragoza with a year-long celebration from Wednesday through May 5, 2022. The celebration will kick-off with a wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, at 2608 Gonzales St., to commemorate the victor…
 
The Central Texas Food Bank has announced its May mass food distributions. Distributions will take place Thursday and May 20 at the Travis County Expo Center, at 7311 Decker Lane; May 15 at Del Valle High School, at 5201 Ross Road; and May 22 at Austin Community College Kyle, at 1200 Kohlers Crossing. All distributions will take place from 9 a.m. t…
 
Austin homeless strategy officer Dianna Grey has identified the proposed location of a bridge shelter program for people moving out of encampments as part of the City Council’s HEAL initiative. A bridge shelter provides a temporary, transitional place to stay while permanent housing is still being arranged. Under the plans, which are subject to Cit…
 
A Central Texas lawmaker wants to loosen restrictions for county judges to qualify for an annual $25,200 salary boost from the state. State Rep. Terry Wilson, a Republican from Marble Falls, has proposed cutting the portion of functions — or limiting the number of hours — county judges must spend on judicial duties to qualify for the money. This co…
 
For the third time, an appeal hearing for death row inmate Rodney Reed has been rescheduled in the 21st District Court in Bastrop County. After initially being moved from September to February, and then from February to May, Reed’s evidentiary hearing has now been rescheduled to July 19, according to court records. Reed, who was convicted of capita…
 
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