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Ruthie Foster: A Texas Vocal Powerhouse

Coming from humble roots in the Lone Star State, singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has built a career around her amazing voice, leading her to share stages with Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers, and Susan Tedeschi. KSJD's Music Director Mike McAllister spoke with Foster about her live performances, how she is coping with being a musician during the coronavirus pandemic, and her latest album " Live at the Paramount " that she recorded with a big band at Austin's Paramount Theater.

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KSJD Local Newscast - September 25, 2020

9 hours ago


Updated Friday at 2:43 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is appealing a federal court order that calls for it to abandon last-minute changes to the 2020 census schedule and extend the time for counting for an additional month.

The preliminary injunction issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through Oct. 31.

KSJD Local Newscast - September 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020


Democrats at the state Capitol have tried for several years to create a paid family and medical leave program, but concerns from small businesses and Gov. Jared Polis have kept it from becoming law.

Now the political battle is moving from the state Capitol to the ballot box, where voters will have the final say.

Kris Garcia, who has spent more than a decade advocating for stronger paid leave benefits, is attending virtual rallies and sharing his story about what life is like without family and medical leave programs.

KSJD Local Newscast - September 23, 2020

Sep 23, 2020


Native Lens

At a time when stay-at-home orders lead to feelings of isolation from your community, a new DIY storytelling project based in the Four Corners hopes to connect and boost stories through public media.

Native Lens, a project launched this summer in collaboration with Rocky Mountain PBS and KSUT Tribal Radio, is taking a do-it-yourself approach in sharing stories from Native Americans and Indigenous people from around the world. 

KSJD Local Newscast - September 22, 2020

Sep 22, 2020


David Usher, chief financial officer for a 12-bed rural hospital in western Kansas, is sitting on $1.7 million he's scared to spend.

The money lent from the federal government is meant to help hospitals and other health care providers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet some hospital administrators have called it a payday loan program that is now brutally due for repayment at a time when the institutions still need help.

KSJD Local Newscast - September 21, 2020

Sep 21, 2020


Updated at 7:58 p.m. ET

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his plans to move forward on President Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"The Senate will vote on this nomination this year," McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday on the Senate floor. He didn't say whether the vote would come before the election, or in a lame duck-session of Congress that occurs after the November election and before the start of a new session in 2021.

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