KUT News is taking ATXplained – its award-winning crowd-sourced reporting project – to the stage in an evening of live storytelling based on questions from Austinites about the city’s people, places and culture. The event is called “ATXplained LIVE.”
The audience will watch eight never-before-heard stories told live on stage with accompanying visuals by KUT journalists — as well as some classic ATXplained stories reimagined for a live audience.
Each week, KUT News’ crowdsourced reporting project, ATXplained, invites listeners to get involved in the news and storytelling by asking a question about life in Austin, then voting on which story the news team investigates and reports.
Many unforgettable, award-winning stories have come out of this project, including the story behind the “Fair Sailing Tall Boy” memorial, an investigation on why grackles flock to grocery store parking lots at dusk, and an exploration of Austin’s shrinking African American population – despite an overall population boom.