My KUTX: Black Austin Matters

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Black Austin Matters

My KUTX // February 12, 2022

Black Austin Matters is a podcast that highlights the Black community and Black culture in Central Texas. It’s hosted by Dr. Lisa B. Thompson–a playwright and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin–and Dr. Richard J. Reddick, the Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach at UT’s College of Education. Each month, they talk with other Black Austinites–from well-known community organizers and artists to not-so-well-known neighbors–about their perspectives on what’s happening in their city. Short segments air on our sister station KUT 90.5 every other Thursday at 8:50 A.M. and 3:50 P.M., and you can also find full episodes at KUT/KUTX Studios or wherever you listen to podcasts.

This week on My KUTX, the Black Austin Matters hosts pick the tunes as our guest DJs. They show off their love of Black Austin musicians and also remember the music that’s moved them throughout their lives, like seeing Prince as a first concert; crowdsurfing to Living Colour; and personally connecting to Otis Redding’s story. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, February 12 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player above.


  1. Riders Against The Storm – “Holy Water”
  2. Res – “They-Say Vision”
  3. Mobley – “Swoon”
  4. Living Colour – “Pride”
  5. Randy Crawford – “One Day I’ll Fly Away”
  6. Zach Person – “All Shook Up”
  7. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – “Texas Sun”
  8. The Selecter – “On My Radio”
  9. Tameca Jones – “Sandman”
  10. Prince – “Private Joy”
  11. W.C. Clark – “My Texas Home”
  12. Geto Boys – “Mind Playin Tricks On Me”
  13. Otis Redding – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

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