KUT Morning Newspod February 14, 2012
Groups Protest Keystone Pipeline’s Use of Eminent Domain
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline would take oil extracted from sand pits in Canada to refineries in Texas. The pipeline was put on hold last month by the Obama administration amid environmental concerns. On Monday, a coalition of groups held protests across the state to voice their opposition for a different reason. They’re upset about what they say are more than 80 eminent domain cases filed in Texas by the company building the pipeline. For StateImpact Texas, Terrence Henry reports.
Affordable Care Act’s Impact on People with HIV and AIDS
One of the uncertainties about the health care overhaul passed in 2010 is how it will affect Texans living with HIV and AIDS. A provision of the Affordable Care Act will shift more low-income patients to Medicaid in a couple of years. But as David Pitman reports from Houston, there are questions about how those patients might fare once they are on Medicaid.
Texas Redistricting Case Update
KUT’s Matt Largey talks with Emily Ramsey of The Texas Tribune about the latest in the Texas Redistricting case.