KUT Morning Newspod Wednesday February 1, 2012
Bernice Hart Dies
An African-American woman who overcame Austin’s racial segregation and helped govern AISD for more than a decade has died. KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports.
Some Want to Increase Weight Limits for Trucks in Texas
Texas lawmakers got an earful from business leaders this week as they met at the Capitol to talk about boosting the state’s economy. One point of contention focused on the Port of Houston, whose terminals are credited with supporting almost 800,000 jobs across Texas. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports.
Was MLK a Republican? Checking the Facts
Sometimes incorrect claims come back around, and a claim about Martin Luther King Jr. being a Republican has re-emerged lately. KUT’s Nathan Bernier spoke with Gardner Selby of the Austin American-Statesman PolitiFact Texas about it.