UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Information-Speak KUT/AUSTIN’s newest podcast seems at AUSTIN’s housing market. The seven-episode “GROWTH MACHINE: HOW AUSTIN ENGINEERED ITS HOUSING MARKET” traces how AUSTIN grew from a school city to a growth market, but additionally a segregated and costly market. The present is hosted by KUT’s AUDREY MCGLINCHY with reporting from NATHAN BERNIER, MOSE BUCHELE, MARISA CHARPENTIER, and JIMMY MAAS.
“In the event you’ve ever questioned why it’s so exhausting to construct in WEST AUSTIN or why housing costs have gotten so dang costly — we hope to offer some historic context,” mentioned MCGLINCHY. “The story of AUSTIN is development. Individuals transfer right here each day. And the town will get larger and greater, not simply the inhabitants but additionally the geography. The best way we as a metropolis have dealt with this development, the route during which the town has grown — that’s the larger story.”