KUT Morning Newspod November 11, 2011
Veterans Day Closures
City of Austin offices are closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. That includes City Hall, public libraries, and all recreation, cultural and senior centers. Garbage, recycling and yard trimmings will be picked up as usual.
Portrait of a Soldier’s Homecoming
Thousands of U.S service members will be coming home in the coming weeks, as the American military presence in Iraq winds down. Many will be making the transition from the battlefield back to life on the home front. On this Veterans Day, KUT’s Matt Largey has a portrait of one family as they welcome their soldier back from a year-long deployment in Iraq.
Aftermath of Perry Debate Debacle
Before the “um” heard round the world Wednesday night political pundits were saying that Texas Governor Rick Perry had to win South Carolina in order to remain a viable candidate in the GOP presidential primary. For KUT News and the Texas Tribune, Ben Philpott reports on whether that’s changed from “must win – to can’t win.”