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April 21, 2021 7 min
Remember the movie Die Hard? It’s kinda like that.
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A plumber. Who sings? As part of our Hi, Who Are You? spinoff, we get introduced to Herman Bennett.
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Who will remember you when you die? Family? Friends? We got a question about a cemetery in Central Austin for ATXplained. It got KUT’s Matt Largey thinking about what happens when people are forgotten.
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It’s January, so that means cedar fever is at its peak. Amid a global pandemic, this is the last thing we need. But here we are. KUT’s Nadia Hamdan answers this question about the annual trial in Central Texas.
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The words would appear on the bridge overnight. The artist would come and go like a ninja. But who is it? And why did they do it?
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If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?
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Voting should be easy, right? Well, can it get any easier than going to your local supermarket? KUT’s Jimmy Maas has the history behind what’s become an election season tradition in Austin.
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Yorkie Louie is known as the Godfather of Clubbing in Austin. But his story is more complicated than that. Someone asked about him for our ATXplained spin-off, Hi, Who Are You?.
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Traffic sucks. But every so often a sign in the distance might give you a chuckle. Or a groan. So who writes those electronic road signs with (sometimes) funny rhymes?
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A year ago, we answered a question from an ATXplained listener: Where did all the families that used to live on Rainey Street go? One man was still there. But now, even that has changed. Audrey McGlinchy has this follow-up.
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Tickets are running out for our Jan. 23 ATXplained Live show at the Hogg Auditorium. Details and tickets here.
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Austin’s 37th St. lights aren’t the only holiday light display in town, but it did draw this question about its origins.
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Christine Hannon wanted to meet this postal worker who seems to know everyone who come into his East Austin post office.
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There are many ways. But what’s the best way? Can medical science tell us?
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They usually only appear when there’s and drought and lake levels are low. But who named them?
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Uber and Lyft said their services would give other transportation options for people who’ve been drinking in Austin. So — did they?
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No matter how jet-lagged, or sweaty, Austin tourists may find themselves when they reach the Texas Capitol Visitors Center, they’ll find a breath of fresh air waiting for them just inside its doors: Mary Jackson.
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Madeline Fening heard the break whistle at Austin city pools and just had to know why it was so dramatic.
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The aging population is growing fast in Austin. So Becky Rhodes said we should meet a couple trying to keep seniors active in the community.
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Catherine Samuel was curious about where the guano goes and who cleans it up, so she asked about it for our ATXplained project.
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