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Weekly news updates featuring the most recent government, business, development and transportation stories from Community Impact Newspaper.

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Weekly news updates featuring the most recent government, business, development and transportation stories from Community Impact Newspaper.

    Tiny Tails to You brings the joy of animals to Central Texas & a special announcement

    Tiny Tails to You brings the joy of animals to Central Texas & a special announcement

    Host Olivia Aldridge heads to Mueller Lake Park to meet up with Chelsea Phillips and Joe More, the names behind Tiny Tails to You, a mobile petting zoo for pint-size creatures. Guest stars include a hedgehog, a chinchilla, two rabbits, two chicks, a tortoise and a bearded dragon. 


    Plus, later in the episode, Community Impact’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales Tess Coverman brings an announcement about the company’s new brand refresh.

    The Austin Breakdown is a production of Community Impact. This episode was produced by Olivia Aldridge with editing by Marie Leonard. Weather and allergy reports are sourced from www.weather.com and AccuWeather.

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    • 17 min
    CI Conversations: singer-songwriter duo Beth // James

    CI Conversations: singer-songwriter duo Beth // James

    On the second installment of ”CI Conversations,” host Connor McGovern sits down with Mikaela and Jordan Burchill of the indie-Americana singer-songwriter duo Beth // James.

    The couple studied jazz music while enrolled at the University of North Texas. After graduation, Mikaela and Jordan moved to Austin and began working on various projects, with their frequent collaboration as songwriters soon leading them to form their own duo, using both their middle names as the band’s moniker. After releasing an EP and having a single featured in an Oscar-nominated film, Beth // James are prepping for tour dates in support of their debut album “Get Together.”

    In this conversation, Jordan and Mikaela talk about how the city of Austin has shaped their songwriting and how music has been a strong foundation for their relationship.

    This episode was produced by Connor McGovern with editing from Olivia Aldridge and Marie Leonard. ”CI Conversations” is a special limited sub-series of the Austin Breakdown and a production of Community Impact Newspaper.

    • 22 min
    Austin Police Department releases report on 2020 protests & fall events ramp up

    Austin Police Department releases report on 2020 protests & fall events ramp up

    Community Impact Austin City Hall reporter Ben Thompson returns for an update on the Austin Police Department, which recently released an ”after-action” report evaluating the department’s performance during the protests of May 2020. Also, digital journalist Morgan O’Neal stops by with a sneak peek of fall events coming up in the Austin metro.

    The Austin Breakdown is a production of Community Impact Newspaper. This episode was produced by Olivia Aldridge with assistance from Morgan O’Neal and editing by Marie Leonard. Weather and allergy reports are sourced from www.weather.com and AccuWeather.

    • 17 min
    CI Conversations: Michelle Simmons of Slow North

    CI Conversations: Michelle Simmons of Slow North

    In the first of a series of special episodes, guest host Connor McGovern sits down with Michelle Simmons, founder and CEO of Slow North, a popular all-natural home goods store in North Austin. Simmons sheds light on her experiences as a small business owner in one of the largest retail markets in the U.S., growing from a backyard candle-making operation into a full storefront and studio space with national sales.

    For the next few weeks, listen every Wednesday for more ”CI Conversations” to hear from interesting local people across the Austin metro. Regular episodes of the Austin Breakdown will continue to release each Friday.

    • 16 min
    Kick Butt Coffee brings together Kung-fu and punk & local restaurant owners make adjustments

    Kick Butt Coffee brings together Kung-fu and punk & local restaurant owners make adjustments

    Host Olivia Aldridge stops by Kick Butt Coffee, an Airport Boulevard mainstay that shares an entrance and an owner with Master Gohring’s Tai Chi and Kung-fu. Later on, Community Impact reporter Katy McAfee discusses how local restaurants are facing mounting challenges as food prices rise and labor grows scant.

    The Austin Breakdown is a production of Community Impact Newspaper. This episode was produced by Olivia Aldridge with editing by Marie Leonard. Weather and allergy reports are sourced from www.weather.com and AccuWeather.

    • 18 min
    Texas names transportation priorities & local cities ramp up water capacity to match growth

    Texas names transportation priorities & local cities ramp up water capacity to match growth

    Community Impact reporters Brooke Sjoberg and Carson Ganong discuss how Austin suburbs including Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are planning to expand their water infrastructure to make way for a growing population. Later, fellow reporter Christopher Green stops by with a quick update on Texas’ latest 10-year transportation plan and what it has in store for Austin.

    The Austin Breakdown is a production of Community Impact Newspaper. This episode was produced by Olivia Aldridge with editing by Marie Leonard. Weather and allergy reports are sourced from www.weather.com and AccuWeather.

    • 18 min

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