3 episodes

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Dr. Richard J. Reddick and Dr. 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.

Black Austin Matters KUT & KUTX Studios, Richard J. Reddick, Lisa B. Thompson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. Each month, hosts Dr. Richard J. Reddick and Dr. 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.

    Chas Moore

    Chas Moore

    In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with Chas Moore, the executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition. His organization has been deeply involved with advocating for racial justice and police reform in Austin and organized some of the largest demonstrations against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in 2020. 

    • 56 min
    Wilhelmina and Exalton Delco

    Wilhelmina and Exalton Delco

    In the first episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with the Hon. Wilhelmina Delco and Dr. Exalton Delco. Mrs. Delco was the first Black person elected to the Austin ISD board of trustees in 1968 and later became the first Black person elected at-large from Travis County to the Texas House of Representatives, where she served until 1995. Dr. Delco was the first Black person to earn a PhD in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1962. He went on to have a long career at Huston-Tillotson University and Austin Community College. 

    • 32 min
    Trailer: Black Austin Matters

    Trailer: 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 […]

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

AustinMom722128 ,

Necessary!

Thank you for shining a light on these great local people. I am learning so much.

WhyNotDS ,

So much learning!

Black Austin Matters is a really terrific addition to my podcast queue! I am eagerly awaiting the next episode. Well-done and very informative. Thanks!

RedBirdSongs ,

Black Voices

Hearing more Black voices, stories and POV on KUT is meaningful and much needed progress in our community. I have craved more of this type of coverage on Central Texas. Host and guest are awesome. Looking forward to more episodes. Good work y’all!

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