KUT Morning Newspod October 11, 2011
Perry, GOP Rivals Debate Tonight
The Republican presidential hopefuls debate again on stage in New Hampshire tonight. This debate is an important one for Texas Governor Rick Perry. He’s stumbled in previous debates and tumbled in the polls. KUT’s political reporter Ben Philpott will cover tonight’s debate at Dartmouth College, and he joined KUT’s Crystal Chavez in studio to talk about why this debate is key for the Perry campaign.
Vaccination for Meth Addiction
A Houston doctor who treats addicted veterans has received a large federal grant to develop a vaccine for methamphetamine addiction. The research builds on his work developing a vaccine for cocaine. From KUHF in Houston, Carrie Feibel has more on this new approach to drug abuse.
TCU Joins Big 12
Texas Christian University announced last night that the school will accept an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference. TCU was slated to jump to the Big East conference in July, but has elected to stay closer to home by joining the Big 12. The school will be forced to pay a $5 million fee for breaking the deal with the Big East. Texas Christian will fill the void left by Texas A&M, which will leave the Big 12 next year to join the Southeastern Conference.