Texas Standard: August 30, 2022

As a debate grows over whether or not the US is in a recession, where does Texas stand, and where’s the state’s economy headed? After the economic downturn of 2008, many people pointed to the resiliency of the Lone Star State as the Texas Miracle. But the current economic picture has many wondering about the toll on Texas and what it means going forward. We’ll talk with an economist at the Dallas Fed. Also after the Dobbs decision, why some LGBTQ couples across Texas are making plans to defend same sex marriage. And it survived two wars but will it survive a move tomorrow through the Houston ship channel? The future of the Battleship Texas. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: June 15, 2022

Governor Abbott says he was livid, misled by falsehoods in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting. But where was he getting his information? What do the governor’s handwritten notes from his first press conference in Uvalde reveal about the source of misinformation over law enforcement’s response? We’ll have more. Also Texas’ so-called dead suspect loophole and why it may prove an obstacle to getting more detailed information about the shooting. And the rise of a movement to get Asian American Pacific Islanders in Texas more politically engaged, particularly in this election year. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 31, 2021

It’s Memorial Day and we have a special show for you. “Overlooked No More: How Asian Texans Shape the State”. Here on the Texas Standard.

We’ll talk about How the Asian American community has changed from 1870 – the first time the US census counted people from China to today.

We’ll meet a group called the “Pershing Chinese” – a story of Chinese immigration through Mexico.

Then, we’ll travel to the border where a vibrant Filipino community settled.

Is it time to re-evaluate the holidays we celebrate in Texas???

Plus, K-Pop and activism. And, the state of jobs and healthcare during COVID.