Playlist Team: News Beats

By Rebecca Keay, Alex Bauer, Kathleen Gaskins, Courtney Cox, and Katelyn Hall

  1. “Desert Rain” by Outback
    • Colin McDonald takes a ride through Indian Hot Springs along the Rio Grande, where “the rains bring the good times” to a desert land in “Dogs and Guns,” so enjoy “Desert Rain by Outback.
  2. “Rumour Has It” by Adele
    • As Adele croons, “Rumour Has It” that parole commissioner Pamela Freeman falsified government records.
  3. “Happy Birthday” by Flipsyde
    • Flipsyde’s Happy Birthday explores the emotional aftermath experienced after abortion as the number of clinics allowed the perform the procedure in Texas dwindles down to 8.
  4. “Just Give Me A Reason” by P!nk
    • Loose oversight over millions of dollars in incentive programs have critics from both sides of the aisle asking how they can “feel confident that taxpayer money is being spent wisely. They want answers and solutions, bringing us to “Just Give Me a Reason,” by P!nk.
  5. “Africa” by Toto
    • Ebola came to Dallas from Africa. A Liberian who was in Dallas visiting his girlfriend was diagnosed last Tuesday. Now Texas lawmakers are working to improve the Texas health readiness.
  6. “If You Were There, Beware,” The Arctic Monkeys
    • Governor Rick Perry is pressing towards higher screenings of people coming back into the US from Africa in order to prevent the spread of Ebola.
  7. “Money on my Mind” by Sam Smith
    • The price of higher education has been going up leaving many college graduates with money on their minds. This fall semester is the first time that public universities in Texas are required to offer incoming students the option of a payment plan that will fix their tuition at a particular rate leaving them to “do it for the love.”
  8. “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister &
  9. “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman
    • Though other states such as Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin are allowing same-sex marriage, Texas officials are “not gonna take it” and refuse to jump on the bandwagon.
  10. “Can’t Buy Me Love” by Michael Bublé
    • Attorney General Greg Abbott showing off his fundraising efforts over the last three months proving that money can buy you love. Abbott is crushing Sen. Wendy Davis by double digits in the final stretch of the Texas governor’s race.

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