The NextGenRadio Experience
See how the reporting process unfolds during our week in Austin.
Day 5 – Friday
Day 4 – Thursday
"That was kind of the idea of the mural, to have a little bit more color, an occupational therapy activity. But also for everyone to express something." Stay tuned for @acaciatree18's full story tomorrow about artist Francisco Chavez. #nextgenradio pic.twitter.com/p7qCsLtgqZ— Carrie Jung (@Jung_Carrie) August 17, 2018
@acaciatree18 (left) story this week @kut_austin is in Spanish. She's working with her mentor @jung_carrie (center) and our web producer @cuevachalou They'll produce a slideshow with captions. #nextgenradio #thinkpublicmedia https://t.co/Hcqa2It86I pic.twitter.com/CdYy0NGn37— Doug Mitchell (@nextgenradio) August 16, 2018
Day 3 – Wednesday
“When people think about Texas history they think about Davy Crockett, and James Bowie, but they don’t think about the Hispanics or the Mexican-Americans that were here prior to that.” - Maria Solis for #nextgenradio. Full project available soon at https://t.co/QXx8sDtL98 pic.twitter.com/qPmC0TU9uJ— Martin Luther King Jr Type Beat (@byOnaje) August 15, 2018
Listen to former @txst professor George Weinberger talk about his passion for dance and the challenges of line dancing in this clip from my #NextGenRadio project. George is a regular at the Lamar Senior Activities Center line dancing class ???????? pic.twitter.com/PjVO8k7xSi— Cat Cardenas (@catrcardenas) August 15, 2018
Day 2 – Tuesday
Quick update for day 2 of my week at @npr x @kut_austin’s #nextgenradio project. My story features the president of Austin’s Tejano Genealogy Society which offers resources and information about tracking down ancestors, distant relatives, and pinpointing details about family histories. Swipe right for a sneak preview of me at the Mexican American Cultural Center where I’ve been reporting on the ground for the last couple of days. ????????????????????????
Did you know that Austin has the largest urban bat colony in the North America?! “Texas is a pretty bat-rich state,” says Dianne Odegard, co-founder of Austin Bat Refuge. Odegard and her husband, Lee Mackenzie, devote their time to rehabilitating injured and orphaned bats in Central Texas. ???????????? #NextGenRadio