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LA. ALTERNATIVE  FUELS – More people in are considering alternative-fuel vehicles powered by electricity or Compressed Natural Gas..  But what happens when alt-fuel motorists visit Louisiana?   Vivian Aucoin  with the Louisiana Dept of Environmental Quality told Public Radio WRKF about what Louisiana is doing to address this.  She’s  coordinating Louisiana’s participation  in the Federal Highway Administration Project to get more Alternative Fuel corridors established in the U.S. 

Casablanca trailer / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice.

Airs Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner celebrates the 75th anniversary of Casablanca. 

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TEXAS COLLEGE TUITION HIKE - Most of the Lone Star State's six public universities plan to raise undergraduate tuition next year. These annual increases have been small but they add up over time; especially when you add living costs while at school.  Texas state schools will have tuition increases ranging from 1 to 3.7 percent.  Sandy Baum with the Urban Institute explains to Texas Public Radio that these increases, however slight, do matter.