Andy Uhler

Reporter

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Andy Uhler is the Texas-based reporter for Marketplace, based in Austin.

He joined Marketplace team from the Texas Standard, an hour-long news program produced at KUT in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he was a natural resources policy analyst at the Texas Legislature as part of a global policy studies master’s program at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the senior producer for the music journalism program Texas Music Matters, and he worked as a co-host for NPR Music’s festival coverage.

Andy's reporting tends to focus on the energy industry and agriculture in Texas. Every now and again, though, he gets to report on sports. When that happens, don't be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers or Dallas Mavericks enter the conversation.

Latest Stories (713)

Texas plumbers flush with business after freeze

Apr 9, 2021
For the past two months since the winter storm, Texas plumbers have been seeing split pipe after split pipe.
February's extreme weather did widespread damage to pipes and drainage systems, keeping plumbers busy since then.
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Uber and Lyft dole out cash to get drivers back on the road

Apr 8, 2021
Ride-hail companies are trying to bounce back from their current driver shortage. Many drivers think it's safer to deliver food than drive people.
Many gig workers, Uber and Lyft drivers included, still fear for their health as they drive passengers around.
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Texas Rangers fans can go out to the ballgame again ... all together

Apr 1, 2021
The Rangers' 40,000-seat stadium, Globe Life Field, will be open at full capacity this season.
Soon, Globe Life Field will be ready to host fans at full capacity again. Texas has been declared 100% open.
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Student-athlete compensation in focus at Supreme Court

Apr 1, 2021
Meanwhile, March Madness, the NCAA's most profitable event, is in full swing.
Aari McDonald (left) and head coach Adia Barnes of the Arizona Wildcats are showered with confetti after beating the Indiana Hoosiers and advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.
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For people without internet service, getting a vaccination appointment can be difficult

Mar 26, 2021
Appointment systems that rely on the internet don't take into account the digital divide in the U.S.
"That internet access problem is actually affecting the people that we need to be vaccinated the most: older people, people of color and other folks who have been traditionally marginalized," said Nicol Turner Lee, director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.
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How will restaurants attract people dining out again?

Mar 25, 2021
The challenge for bigger restaurant chains will be how to differentiate themselves from other brands to bring in business.
"I think a lot of restaurant brands, particularly full-service brands, have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent themselves effectively," said R.J. Hottovy, a restaurant analyst at Aaron Allen & Associates.
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What does a return to restaurants mean for big-name packaged food brands?

Mar 24, 2021
Companies like General Mills may need to focus on their digital strategies, to keep consumers buying their brands.
A lot will depend on whether consumers continue to work from home, said Victor Martino with Third Wave Strategies.
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Without enough houses to sell, real estate brokers see fewer transactions

Mar 23, 2021
The National Association of Realtors says it has more members than the number of homes for sale at the moment.
Because of the way realtors traditionally get paid, it’s tough for everyone, especially those new to the business, said Jessica Lautz of the National Association of Realtors.
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Is a virtual SXSW worth the price of admission?

Mar 9, 2021
Austin’s business community is rooting for South by Southwest to get through this pandemic after being canceled last year.
In 2020, the South by Southwest festival was canceled because of the coronavirus. Organizers can't predict how many people will attend this year's upcoming event.
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Manufacturing struggles to find enough workers to meet demand

Mar 4, 2021
There’s a skills mismatch between job openings and job seekers.
Tractor maker John Deere has unfilled openings in some locations, like much of the manufacturing sector.
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