The historic “Dirty Sixth” district could be transformed from an area now most heavily visited at night to a safer and more approachable daytime hub for business, arts, dining and tourism. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
On the Aug. 26 episode of the Austin Breakdown podcast, Austin City Hall reporter Ben Thompson discusses proposed safety upgrades and revitalization projects on Sixth Street. Plus, Walter Flocke, a Wildland Urban Interface Expert from the Texas A&M Forest Service, discusses how recent rain has affected local wildfire risk. Listen for these insights and more news from across the Austin metro.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.