KUT Morning Newspod November 10, 2011
Perry Campaign Begins Damage Control
The biggest story to come out of Wednesday night’s debate in Michigan was Governor Rick Perry’s gaffe. He grasped for words and answer that was out reach for him. Immediately after in press interviews, Mr. Perry addressed the “oops” calling it embarrassing. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports on the challenges ahead for Perry’s campaign operatives after last night’s fumble.
Confederate License Plates Up For Vote
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will vote today whether to introduce a license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. The measure has kicked up lots of controversy and questions about whether plates are a form of free speech.
Caught In the Middle of Refinery Row
A Corpus Christi town sits in the middle of several refineries that have been identified as polluters. NPR reporters working with the Center for Public Integrity reviewed never-before published lists complied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to track industrial air polluters. Terrence Henry explores the concerns of the Dona Park neighborhood in Corpus Christi for KUT/KUHF State Impact Texas project.