KUT Morning Newspod April 7, 2011
Federal Government Shutdown May Affect Local Nonprofits
A federal government shutdown would affect everything from passport processing to veterans benefits. Local nonprofits also rely on federal volunteers to fill out their workforce. On today’s pod, KUT’s Mose Buchele reports on how those groups could be impacted.
House and Senate Budget Battle
KUT’s Ben Philpott and The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, Ross Ramsey and Reeve Hamilton go over the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget bill and the looming battles between the two chambers. Listen to the pod above for more.
Demand Grows for Court-Appointed Child Advocates
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and former First Lady Laura Bush are leading a charge to recruit more court-appointed special advocates for children in the foster care system. With 42,000 kids already in the system, Gretch Sanders reports there’s a growing need for CASA volunteers.