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Why Are There So Many Caterpillars Hanging From The Trees This Spring?

Remember the movie Die Hard? It’s kinda like that.


21 Apr 2021

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Who Is Herman the Singing Plumber?

A plumber. Who sings? As part of our Hi, Who Are You? spinoff, we get introduced to Herman Bennett.


25 Mar 2021

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Who Is Buried In This Cemetery On 51st Street In Austin?

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.


4 Feb 2021

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Why Do Some People Not Develop Cedar Allergies For Years?

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.


29 Jan 2021

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Who Has The Ninja Style And Kung Fu Grip To Spray-Paint Austin’s Most Visible Graffiti?

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?


16 Dec 2020

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What’s Story Behind The ‘Will You Marry Me?’ Mural That Was On South Lamar?

If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?


2 Apr 2020

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What Is The History Behind Polling Locations In Grocery Stores In Austin?

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.


27 Feb 2020

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Austin’s Club Scene Has A Godfather. Here’s His Story.

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?.


27 Feb 2020

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Who Writes The ‘Funny Little Messages’ On Signs Along Austin Roads?

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?


20 Feb 2020

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What Happened To The Last Man On Rainey Street?

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.


21 Jan 2020

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