In the summer of 1960 a boy named Bob Dylan from Minnesota's suburbs looted Woody Guthrie records from a neighbor. He then packed his bags for New York to meet Guthrie and immerse himself in the folk music scene. Shawna Reding taps into the power of Dylan's music.
Dispatch 40, which refers to UT’s 40 acres, is produced by students in the first required course in the Broadcast News Sequence in the School of Journalism. Students pitch their own enterprise stories and have one week to record all their interviews and fine-tune their reporting before digitally editing their podcasts. Here is a selected sample of student-produced reports.
Austin's new racing circuit is living up to the hype. As Simon Qumsiyeh reports, crowd concerns are not going to be getting in the way...of all the excitement.
After 118 meetings...the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies called it quits on a longtime football tradition. Rather than discontinuing a Thanksgiving game, Amy Johnson reports the Longhorns continue to play on Thanksgiving this year...against Texas Christian University instead.
Over 22-hundred UT students participate in Study Abroad each year. Erin Grisham learns about the perks studying abroad provides...and the lasting impression it leaves on students.
Texas law requires all state-funded universities to admit automatically Texas high school seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. But as Jeremy Thomas reports, that number is changing at UT to just the top seven percent.
For many young Latinas, a class computer is the only connection they have to the web. Nonprofit Reporter Cassy Martinez attends Latinitas Magazine last workshop connecting girls with the latest in digital innovation.
Since opening it's doors in 2010, East Austin bar Cheer Up Charlie's has made headlines. Reporter Cassy Martinez covers the latest controversy surrounding the bar.
UT Austin may get its medical school after a hundred years of waiting. But as Ning Sun finds out...not everyone approves of the idea.
Fifteen UT student organizations held a campus-wide watch party the student government for the 2012 Presidential Election. Reporter Amy Johnson finds out about the Decision 2012...Watch it Happen Event, and what students themselves have to say about voting.
With the presidential election less than a month away… the younger generation’s vote proves to be more crucial than ever. Reporter Lizzy Clemons shares a range of activist’s views on the importance of the vote.
Soldiers wounded in combat need special care and rehabilitation when they return home. The Wounded Warrior Project helps these heroes adjust to their new lives … and one way the organization raises money is through Tough Mudder, a 12-mile military-style obstacle course that has raised almost four million dollars to date.
The Austin City Council's unanimous vote to support marriage equality means many families are becoming more visible. As Simon Qumsiyeh (come-SEE-uh) reports, Equality Texas is documenting the normal lives of same sex families through video stories.