KUT Morning Newspod May 17, 2011
2011 ACL Lineup Released
This year’s ACL lineup is out, and it’s causing a stir. Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Coldplay are headlining the 10th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and Cee Lo will also perform at the three day music festival.
ACL is scheduled for September 16-18 at Zilker Park. Single day tickets go on sale at today 10 a.m. Three-day passes are already sold out. Texas Music Matters’ David Brown has more on this year’s lineup on today’s podcast.
AISD Superintendent Trying to Revive Facility Master Plan
The Austin Independent School District maintains 100,000 classroom seats in more than 10-million square feet of space. As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen is still pressing ahead to develop a ten year strategy for managing it all.
Voter ID Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law
A highly-debated Voter ID bill is headed to Governor Rick Perry’s desk. The Texas House voted Monday to approve a final version of the bill that had been in a conference committee of Republicans and Democrats. The voter ID measure would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot at the polls.
Republican lawmakers say the bill would prevent voter fraud. Democrats say it would disenfranchise poor and minority voters. Governor Perry is expected to sign the bill which he designated emergency legislation this session.