KUT Morning Newspod November 23, 2011
Perry and Paul in Foreign Policy Debate
Tuesday night’s CNN Republican National Security Debate highlighted a wide disparity among Republican candidates and provided several interesting back and forth discussions on the path ahead for U.S. foreign policy and security. Both Texas candidates, Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Rick Perry, got plenty of face time at this latest debate. For KUT News and the Texas Tribune, Ben Philpott has details on the podcast.
Practice Safe Turkey Frying
It’s so close you can almost taste it! Central Texans are picking their turkeys, buying their trimmings and preparing for friends and family Thursday. Thanksgiving Day’s one of the biggest cooking days of the year. And with more people deciding to fry their turkeys- more are at risk for fryer related-fires and injuries. State Farm Insurance says its data for the past five years show Texas tops the list of states with the highest number of grease and cooking–related claims on Thanksgiving Day. Experts have some tips for safe turkey frying including: Don’t overfill the pot and Do turn off the flame when lowering the turkey into the oil.
Thanksgiving Travel Up in Texas
If you’re flying out of Austin’s airport you may want to arrive two hours early. Austin Bergstrom International Airport officials say things have quieted down now after long lines at security checkpoints around 5:30 a.m. They expect passenger traffic to pick up at noon and again at 3 p.m.
AAA Texas predicted more than three million Texans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s a five percent increase over last year. For those traveling by car, gas prices have been dropping recently. The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.15. That’s what Austin gas prices are averaging too. But while gas prices have dropped, they’re still about fifty cents higher than last year.