KUT Morning Newspod December 6, 2011
20 Years Since Yogurt Shop Murders
Tuesday marks 20 years since the Austin yogurt shop murders, and the case remains unsolved. Four teenage girls were murdered at a north Austin yogurt shop in December 1991. The victims were 13 year-old Amy Ayers, 17-year old Eliza Thomas and sisters Sarah and Jennifer Harbison, who were 15 and 17.
In October 2009, Travis County prosecutors dropped murder charges against two men once convicted of the murders amid new DNA evidence and allegations of coerced confessions. A third suspect in the murders was fatally shot by a police officer last year after slashing the officer with a knife.
Debate Continues Over Proposed Charter Program for AISD
A showdown is looming over a controversial plan being championed by Austin schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen. As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, it all surrounds how to provide a better education for kids in East Austin.
Baylor’s QB Named Heisman Finalist
The quarterback for the Baylor Bears, Robert Griffin III, is one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy- college football’s most prestigious award. Also on the list: Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Alabama’s Trent Richardson. Griffin lead No. 12 Baylor to its first nine-win season since 1986. The Heisman Trophy will be awarded Saturday in New York.