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Is there something you see every day in or around Austin that you want to know more about? Have you always wondered about some aspect of life in Austin or the people who live here? That's why we started our ATXplained project – a crowdsourced reporting project in which we ask you what you want us to investigate and what stories you'd like us to tell. It's simple. You ask a question, we put it to a vote and, if your question gets chosen, a KUT reporter, with your help, will set out to try and answer that question.

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Is there something you see every day in or around Austin that you want to know more about? Have you always wondered about some aspect of life in Austin or the people who live here? That's why we started our ATXplained project – a crowdsourced reporting project in which we ask you what you want us to investigate and what stories you'd like us to tell. It's simple. You ask a question, we put it to a vote and, if your question gets chosen, a KUT reporter, with your help, will set out to try and answer that question.

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

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

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

    Who Is Herman the Singing Plumber?

    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.

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

    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.

    • 11 min
    Why Do Some People Not Develop Cedar Allergies For Years?

    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.

    • 10 min
    Who Has The Ninja Style And Kung Fu Grip To Spray-Paint Austin's Most Visible Graffiti?

    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?

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

    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?

    • 12 min

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