KUT hosting live forum on Austin bombings this Thursday

The suspected bomber killed himself last week as officers approached. (Jay Janner photo / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Austin NPR affiliate 90.5 KUT-FM will host a “community conversation” on the recent Austin bombings this Thursday.

The event, set to run from 9 to 10 a.m. at the George Washington Carver Museum, will look at how law enforcement, members of the media and the community at large responded to the bombings, which killed two people and injured several others.

The suspect in the case detonated a bomb as police and federal agents closed in, killing himself.

The George Washington Carver Museum is located at 1165 Angelina St. in East Austin.

KUT requests that attendees RSVP using this link. The event will also air live on KUT.

The panel will feature Chas Moore from the Austin Justice Coalition, Emlyn Lee from Brave Communities, Gilbert Rivera with the Rosewood Neighborhood Association, interim Austin police chief Brian Manley and University of Texas professor S. Craig Watkins.

KUT’s Jennifer Stayton will serve as moderator.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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