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Monday, May 1, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Niran Babalola and Dr. Fred McGhee debate land use and CodeNEXT

Niran Babalola and Dr. Fred McGhee debate land use and CodeNEXT. Hosted by Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin. Show is embedded below:

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Onward (in a different kind of way…)

I write you all this morning with a bit of news: At the end of May, I’ll head over to The Texas Observer, where I will serve as that venerable publication’s publisher. I’m also pleased to say that the Austin…

Monday, April 24, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT consultants John Miki and Peter Park

CodeNEXT consultants John Miki and Peter Park join Monitor publisher Mike Kanin for a chat about the city of Austin’s Land Development Code rewrite. The show is embedded below:

Monday, April 17, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Mary Ingle and David King on CodeNEXT

Austin Neighborhoods Council president Mary Ingle and Zoning and Platting Commissioner David King join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about CodeNEXT. Audio is embedded below:

Monday, April 3, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs

GivingCity publisher and editor Monica Maldonado Williams chats with Central Texas Food Bank President and CEO Derrick Chubbs. Audio is embedded below:

Monday, March 27, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: City Transportation

Austin Monitor freelancer Caleb Pritchard chats with Austin Transportation Department Director Rob Spillar and ‎Transportation Systems Development Division Manager Annick Beaudet. The show is embedded below:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: PennyPass incoming

I have a bit of news, but first I want to be sure that we’re all on the same page with regard to terminology and philosophy. The Austin Monitor employs a paymeter (stay with me here, it’ll be worth it)…

Monday, March 20, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Former Council Member Chris Riley

Former Austin City Council Member Chris Riley joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about Riley’s time in New York, his new urban planning degree, and Austin’s CodeNEXT efforts. Audio is embedded below:

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Why your Monitor is a bit light this morning

How’s this for a morning duh: Diversity is nothing but good for a newsroom. Without it, we can’t well claim to cover every possible angle of a story. Your Monitor has a bit of work to do on our cultural…

Monday, February 20, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin Arts in 2017

Freelance writer Renuka Rayasam joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her February Austin Monthly feature on the arts – and funding the arts – in Austin, Texas. Program is embedded below:

Monday, February 13, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: What’s next for local users of the Affordable Care Act?

Insure Central Texas Director Elizabeth Colvin joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the Affordable Care Act and potential local implications of a repeal. Kanin is also joined by Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Chief Operating Officer Rachel…

Monday, February 6, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Reporters Roundtable

Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin is joined by Monitor editor Liz Pagano, Monitor freelancer Nina Hernandez, and the Austin Chronicle’s Michael King for a discussion about the latest in Austin politics. Post is embedded below:

Monday, January 23, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Harvey Kronberg of the ‘Quorum Report’

The Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the upcoming Texas legislative session. Post is embedded below:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: An introduction to GivingCity

GivingCity Editor and Publisher Monica Williams joins Austin Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her publication and the nonprofit sector in Austin, Texas. Sponsored by Austin Water. Audio is embedded below:

Monday, January 9, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Polling and local elections

Longtime political advisors Mark Littlefield and Jim Wick join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about polling and how it is used in local elections. Audio is embedded below:

Friday, January 6, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Videos from City Summit 2016: state vs. local

Our third edition of City Summit, produced this year with our partners at KUT and Glasshouse Policy, tackled a range of topics centered around interactions between state and local governments. Complete videos from each of the six panel discussions are…

Friday, December 30, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Publisher’s Note: Into 2017

December 2016 marks the third anniversary of the rebranding that gave birth to the Austin Monitor. In those three years, we’ve rebuilt our web home, expanded our coverage, made room for some new voices in the coverage of Austin and…

Monday, December 12, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CodeNEXT update

CodeNEXT Citizens Advisory Group Chair Jim Duncan and Vice Chair Dave Sullivan join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the rewrite of Austin’s Land Development Code. Sponsored by Austin Water. Post is embedded below.

Monday, December 5, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Travis County Sheriff-elect Sally Hernandez

Incoming Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her goals for the office, including those that cover its immigration policy. Show is embedded below.

Monday, November 21, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Safeplace and troubles with APD’s DNA lab

Safeplace Director of Community Advocacy Emily LeBlanc joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her work and issues surrounding Austin’s criminal DNA processing. Show is embedded below: This post has been updated to include Emily LeBlanc’s name.

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