Austin Horn is a 2019-2020 Kroc Fellow. He joined NPR after internships at the San Antonio Express-News and Frankfort State-Journal, as well as a couple stints in the service industry. He aims to keep his reporting grounded in the experience of real individuals of all stripes.
He graduated from Columbia University in 2019 with a degree in American Studies. You can find him tweeting about basketball, music or his home state of Kentucky at @_AustinHorn.
Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Now, New York City will officially observe Juneteenth as an official city and school holiday starting next year.
The country star thought it "would be a fun way to bring my old Christmas album back in the form of those old Christmas specials that we love."