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Stories by Michael Kanin

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:

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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)…

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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:

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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…

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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:

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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…

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Election ’16 Wrap

Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano, politics editor Jo Clifton, and contributor Caleb Pritchard join publisher Mike Kanin to analyze the local results of the 2016 November elections. Audio embedded below.

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Monday, November 7, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center

Attorney and former Travis County Democratic Party Chair Andy Brown talks with Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin about the Austin/Travis County Sobriety Center. Audio is embedded below:

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Monday, October 31, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Don Zimmerman

Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about his reelection campaign. Audio embedded below:

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Monday, October 24, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Sheri Gallo

Austin City Council Member Sheri Gallo joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about her reelection campaign. Post is embedded below.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Council Member Delia Garza

City Council Member Delia Garza joins Austin Monitor Editor Liz Pagano to chat about Garza’s re-election campaign.

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