As Texas goes, so goes the nation? Lawrence Wright makes that argument in a new piece in the New Yorker magazine. He’ll break down his reporting. Also scientists in San Antonio are learning about how the brain’s two halves talk to each other and how that chatter could lead to a better understanding of devastating conditions. And are special needs students the best group to test “private school choice” in Texas? A policy expert weighs in ahead of the start of the special legislative session. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Salacious emails from a former Baylor University regent about victims of sexual assaults spark outrage. We’ll explore how they tie in. Also special courts for cops: a new law on the books creates diversion programs for first responders. Why counties are hesitant to set them up. Also the cochineal, a small Spanish insect and the source of the red dye in many foods we eat, the makeup we use and the focus of a new Texas art exhibit. And faced with a 19% unemployment rate, some Spaniards are looking for ways to boost their resume. Those stories and so much today on the Texas Standard:
In election cycles where there’s high volatility, third parties can affect outcomes. As the Greens gather in Houston, is anyone listening? We’ll explore. Also: The Zika virus? According to Texas researchers, a treatment could be right in front of us. We’ll have the latest. And what’s in a name? When it comes to prescriptions in Texas, millions of taxpayer dollars. We’ll hear why. Also: signs that the financial capitol of the US may be moving southward…from wall street to y’all street? And the unlikely presidential endorsement that’s making headlines like you know you. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
The Syrian connection…refugees find new homes deep in the heart of you know where as Washington rejiggers its strategy. Also- a former disgruntled employee returns with a gun…what would you do? In the wake of recent headlines, TX workplaces reconsider their options. Plus the Saudi’s gambled and Texas won—that declaration from the Texas comptroller. And are the two pro soccer teams in Texas worth nine figures each?
Winter storm watches and warnings stretch across the top two-thirds of Texas, a deadline to fund homeland security and a showdown in Washington to tie funding to immigration policy. A South Texas prison riot is under control, but for how long? And what do the Koch Brothers, the Sierra Club and the founder of Space X have in common and why are they joining forces? All that and more on the the Texas Standard: