KUT Morning Newspod February 7, 2012
Perry First Speech
It’s been about two and a half weeks since Governor Rick Perry dropped his bid for the GOP Presidential nomination. Last night, he made his first public appearance since the end of his campaign to a packed house at an annual Williamson County GOP event. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports on what Perry had to say after his first ever political defeat.
We all know about the boom in oil and gas drilling. It’s bringing jobs and money into many parts of Texas, but it’s coming at a price. For State Impact Texas, Dave Fehling reports how a disturbing number of the people who do the dirty work in the drilling business are getting injured….or worse.
Front Steps New Leader
The organization that runs the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) just emerged from a tumultuous year. Front Steps saw its executive director get hired and then fired a few months later. Now that a new leader is at the helm, Gretch Sanders reports on the path he intends to chart in the year ahead.