David Martin Davies http://kut.org en Presidents to Gather in Austin this Spring for Civil Rights Summit http://kut.org/post/presidents-gather-austin-spring-civil-rights-summit <p>The history and the current state of the civil rights struggle will be examined at a <a href="http://civilrightssummit.org" target="_blank">three-day summit</a> in Austin this spring. The conference will focus on President Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights legacy.</p><p>The Civil Rights Summit will be held April 8-10 at the <a href="http://www.lbjlibrary.org" target="_blank">LBJ Presidential Library</a> – and will mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Johnson.</p><p>Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library, says two former presidents have <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org/speakers/" target="_blank">confirmed their attendance</a>: Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. President George W. Bush has not yet confirmed, and there is the possibility of President Barack Obama attending.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135280702&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:20:37 +0000 David Martin Davies 9794 at http://kut.org Presidents to Gather in Austin this Spring for Civil Rights Summit Austin Woman Set To Be Released From Prison In "Satanic Ritual Abuse" Case http://kut.org/post/austin-woman-set-be-released-prison-satanic-ritual-abuse-case The <a href="http://ncrj.org/" target="_blank">National Center for Reason and Justice</a> is reporting that Francis Keller will be released from prison in Texas. Keller has spent the last 20 years behind bars for a crime that many say never even happened.<p>Debbie Nathan of the National Center for Reason and Justice told Texas Public Radio that the release could happen as soon at today.<p>It is one of Texas’ most high profile cases of satanic ritual sexual abuse. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:14:47 +0000 David Martin Davies 9268 at http://kut.org Austin Woman Set To Be Released From Prison In "Satanic Ritual Abuse" Case U.S. Customs Says Sequestration Cuts Will Hobble Border Trade http://kut.org/post/us-customs-says-sequestration-cuts-will-hobble-border-trade <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kstx/audio/2013/02/bordercuts-dd-web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>If Congress isn’t able to avoid the automatic $2.4 trillion budget cuts of sequestration, then border protection and legitimate border traffic could suffer.<p>"Certainly, without question. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:17:45 +0000 David Martin Davies 6751 at http://kut.org U.S. Customs Says Sequestration Cuts Will Hobble Border Trade Mixed Reviews For Sen. Ted Cruz’s D.C. Debut http://kut.org/post/mixed-reviews-sen-ted-cruz-s-dc-debut <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kstx/audio/2013/02/cruzcontrol-dd-web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><a href="http://www.cruz.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Sen. Ted Cruz</a> has been on the job seven weeks, and in that short time he’s made a big splash in Washington D.C. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:06:24 +0000 David Martin Davies 6643 at http://kut.org Mixed Reviews For Sen. Ted Cruz’s D.C. Debut