Black Austin Matters Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Richard J. Reddick and Lisa B. Thompson talk with other Black Austinites about their perspectives on what's happening in their city. We'll hear from the well-known and the not-so-well-known in Austin's Black community to find out what matters to them. New episodes the first Wednesday of the month. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.
Black Austin Matters

Black Austin Matters

From KUT 90.5

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Richard J. Reddick and Lisa B. Thompson talk with other Black Austinites about their perspectives on what's happening in their city. We'll hear from the well-known and the not-so-well-known in Austin's Black community to find out what matters to them. New episodes the first Wednesday of the month. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.

Most Recent Episodes

Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick (Part 2)

We hear the second part of Lisa and Rich interviewing each other about their experiences.

Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich interview...themselves.

Jahmal Fenner

In this episode, Rich and Lisa talk with LBJ High School football coach Jahmal Fenner.

Priscilla Hale

Rich and Lisa talk with seventh-generation East Austin native and community activist Priscilla Hale.

Ariel René Jackson

We talk with anti-disciplinary film-based artist Ariel René Jackson in this episode of Black Austin Matters.

Riders Against the Storm

In this episode, Lisa and Rich talk with Chaka and Qi Dada, the husband and wife duo who make up the hip-hop group Riders Against the Storm.

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, the outgoing president of Huston-Tillotson University.

Joseph Frilot

Hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with IDEA Montopolis teacher Joseph Frilot.

Dr. Sonja Franklin

In this episode, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with Dr. Sonja Franklin, an optometrist and owner of Modern Eyes in Austin.

Joe Harper, Jr.

On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with barber Joe Harper, Jr. about what really happens at the barbershop.