Behind the Latest AISD Controversy and an Eventful Week for Austin Restaurants

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This week on the show, reporter Morgan O'Hanlon explains what the heck the proposed "seven-of-eight" plan is and why Austin ISD teachers are unhappy about it. Morgan wrote about the proposal, another attempt to address AISD's budget woes, in this week's issue.

In the second half of the program, Food Editor Melanie Haupt recaps an eventful week in the restaurant industry, including the tragic fire that gutted Texas French Bread, the just-announced chef lineup for Luck Reunion's potluck event, and her feature profile this week of Cranky Granny's and other cinnamon rolls to seek out.

A reminder: Voting in the Austin Music Poll ends Jan. 31 at midnight. Cast your ballot now at

Finally, a programming announcement: This is our last episode of The Austin Chronicle Show. We couldn't have asked for better partners than our friends at KOOP Radio, and in particular I want to thank Bob Dailey, who developed the show ith us and has been with us since the start, and engineers Andrew Solin and Evan Solis. Thanks for the fun ride, y'all!

Host: Kimberley Jones. Guests: Morgan O’Hanlon, Melanie Haupt. Engineer: Bob Dailey, Andrew Sollin. Theme music: Kevin Curtin and Jonas Wilson.

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