Morning Newspod-Wednesday, March 2, 2010
KUT’s Wednesday Morning Newspod
175th Texas Independence Day
Today marks 175 years since Texas proclaimed its independence from Mexico. There will be a celebration in the Capitol Rotunda at noon, as well as a Texas Independence Day parade and 5K race this Saturday.
Why the Tesla is Hard to Get in Texas…
As gas prices continue to rise, electric cars may start looking more interesting to some drivers. Toyota, Chevrolet, Nissan and now Hyundai are offering relatively affordable electric or electric-hybrid cars. On today’s podcast we tell you about one kind of electric car that is especially hard to find in Texas.
Mayor Wants to Raise Cap on Campaign Donations
Campaigns for some Austin City Council seats could get a lot more expensive in the future under a proposal from Mayor Lee Leffingwell. Along with re-instituting geographic districts for some council members, the mayor has suggested raising the cap on campaign contributions. KUT’s Matt Largey looks at the arguments for and against the idea on today’s pod.