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

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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 Nadine Mozon

In this bonus episode, Rich talks to his co-host Lisa B. Thompson, award-winning playwright and Black cultural studies scholar about her new show, "The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body." They are joined by Nadine Mozon, an associate professor, actor, writer, poet and dramatist who will star in Lisa's show. Lisa and Nadine talk about the show, their creative processes and what their art means to them. "The Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body" will run at the Vortex from April 12- May 4. The post Lisa B. Thompson and Nadine Mozon appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Simone Talma Flowers

In the last episode of Season 2 of Black Austin Matters Lisa and Rich talk all things Trinidadian with Executive Director of iACT Simone Talma Flowers. She shares her experiences growing up in Trinidad, what faith means to her and some of her favorite recipes. The post Simone Talma Flowers appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Bonus Episode: HT Jazz Collective

In this bonus episode, Lisa and Rich catch-up with the Huston-Tillotson Jazz Collective after their performance at ACL. They share how Huston-Tillotson has cultivated a space that makes them feel at home, what playing jazz means to them, and what inspires them. The post Bonus Episode: HT Jazz Collective appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Deborah Roberts

Join us on the latest episode of Black Austin Matters as we have the privilege of hearing from renowned artist, Deborah Roberts. Embark on a captivating journey through her inspiring life, from her artistic training to her unwavering dedication to protecting black children through her art. Gain insight into her experiences growing up in Austin and witness the fulfillment of her dreams. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. The post Deborah Roberts appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Shay Nobles and Jules Alcindor

On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich speak with local photographer Jules Alcindor and graphic designer Shay Nobles to discuss their daily experiences working at a local shipping store, living in Austin, and their individual interests outside of work. The post Shay Nobles and Jules Alcindor appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Bavu Blakes

In the latest episode of Black Austin Matters, Bavu Blakes shares his inspiring journey growing up and being surrounded by Black excellence. He reflects on the influential role his parents played in shaping his path as a scholar and being the only Texas Longhorn in the family while everyone else in his household graduated from an HBCU. The Scholar Emcee also highlights the invaluable advice he received from his then college professor, John L. Hanson Jr., and the incredible experience of performing alongside hip-hop royalty. The post Bavu Blakes appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Brannen Temple

In this episode, we hear from Brannen Temple, a native Austinite, as he shares his remarkable journey. From growing up in Austin in the 70s to his career as a musician, the importance of studying his craft and the invaluable lessons he has gained from being a father. The post Brannen Temple appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Fatima A. Varner

In this episode, Assistant Professor Fatima A. Varner discusses Roe vs. Wade, her research on Black family dynamics, dating in different cities and her intentional efforts to connect more with the Black community here in Austin. Fatima A. Varner is the Assistant Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. The post Fatima A. Varner appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

John L. Hanson, Jr.

Lisa and Rich talk with broadcasting legend John L. Hanson, Jr. The post John L. Hanson, Jr. appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.

Patricia Bedford

In a conversation with Patricia Bedford, a native of Austin, she shares her amazing journey from being an engineer to becoming a successful business owner and master baker. She also talks about how she keeps her grandmothers' legacy alive through her work and passion.