About the Author
Mike Kanin is the Publisher of the Austin Monitor. As such, he doesn't report on much--aside from the workings of the Monitor--any more. In his previous life as a freelance journalist, Kanin has written for the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post's Express, the Boston Herald, Boston's Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer.
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Stories by Michael Kanin
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:
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)…
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:
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…
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:
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…
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:
The Quorum Report’s Harvey Kronberg joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about the upcoming Texas legislative session. Post is embedded below:
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:
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about his reelection campaign. Audio embedded below: