KUT Morning Newspod June 13, 2011
Pentagon Papers Released
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at the University of Texas is one of a handful of libraries across the country releasing a complete set of the Pentagon Papers Monday. The release comes 40 years after the New York Times published leaked parts of the report. The Pentagon Papers include 7,000 pages of a top secret federal government study on the Vietnam War.
Whose ID Is It Anyway?
Revelations that the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services may have exposed the personal information of nearly 5,000 people are only the most recent in a string of high-profile security breaches. In an age when so much of our information is online, KUT’s Mose Buchele explores whether a compromised ID is not a matter of “if” but “when.”
Senate Hearing on Controversial Immigration Bill
This is week three of the Texas Legislature’s special session. At 9 a.m. Monday the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee is holding a public hearing on a controversial immigration bill. It includes the sanctuary cities legislation that would prohibit cities from preventing local law enforcement officers from being able to question a person about his or her immigration status. The special session was started to work on the state’s budget, and Gov. Rick Perry added immigration legislation to the call.
Longhorns Headed to World Series
The Texas Longhorns baseball team is headed to the College World Series. Texas beat Arizona State Sunday 4-2 in a best-of-three series of the Austin Super Regional. This is the 34th time the Horns have earned a College World Series berth. That’s an NCAA record. UT will take on the Florida Gators on Saturday in Omaha.