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The Source: Measuring The Economic Impact Of The Eagle Ford Shale

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Chris Eudaily
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TPR News

In The First Segment:

Thomas Tunstall is the director of the UTSA Center for Community & Business Research and the lead researcher and economist on a recent study about the economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale.

The study found that the total economic impact of the boom is $46 billion dollars and 86,000 jobs.

The report also found that the Eagle Ford Shale now ranks as the largest single oil and gas development in the world based on capital expenditures.

In the Second Segment:

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Dr. George Perry

Professor and Dean of the College of Sciences at UTSA, Dr. George Perry is also the editor of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and a leading researcher in the field.

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading killer in the U.S. and the debilitating disease has been around for decades, but how much do we really know about it?

Perry is in studio to discuss where the research is right now and where it is taking us. He has co-edited a new book on the subject that came out in February.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive