KUT Morning Newspod for October 6, 2011
Here’s the top stories from the KUT Newsroom:
Texas could remain in the grip of the current drought until 2020. The drought could surpass the so-called “drought of record” that happened back in the 1940s and 50s. That drought spawned some scientific approaches to what’s become known as “rainfall enhancement” – or “weather modification”. Some have wondered why we can’t just use the power of science to make it rain in this drought. KUT’s Matt Largey has the story.
No Hay for Horses
The drought is causing severe shortages of hay across Texas. As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, that’s making it hard for people who own horses.
Moving Election Day
Austin City Council elections are traditionally held in May. But State and National elections take place in November, drawing significantly more people to the polls. Today, Austin City council will take up a vote to move City elections to that November date, and as KUT’s Mose Buchele reports, it has divided city council.
Waiting for Details
The next major milepost for the Republican presidential campaign is next week in New Hampshire. On Tuesday the GOP candidates will meet at Dartmouth College for a debate focused specifically on the U.S. economy. Texas Governor Rick Perry touts his economic record in Texas. But as KUT’s Ben Philpott reports, Perry’s focus on job creation has yet to yield any specifics in his campaign.