Central Texas top stories for June 2, 2023. When bees attack. Increasing chances of triple digit temperatures this summer. Austin FC rides again.
The Texas Attorney General is now getting involved in a court fight over whether Texas school children should be required to say the pledge of allegiance, we’ll explore the implications. Also, should toothless inmates in Texas be provided dentures? Right now, many are not. We’ll take a look at the policy some say needs to change. And something that may be in your garage or shed right now could be contributing to the decline in the bee population. We’ll take a look. Plus, speaking of bees, we’ll get the goods on honey. What is it exactly? We’ll hear from our insect expert. Plus, tracking especially high rates of asthma in Dallas. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:
It’s a question that’s vexed people for years. But were there ever any bees?
In the works as we speak: an emergency spending plan for the agency responsible for at risk kids, but is it enough? We’ll explore. Also, by now you’re likely sick of hearing how sick we are of this political season. All the negativity bad for civic engagement? Why the extra long early voting lines suggest a silver lining. Also, the buzz surrounding the Zika panic, or lack thereof. The collateral damage of spraying for skeeters. And NFL fans, where did ya go? The sports agent who inspired Jerry Maguire tells us whats behind the shrinking viewer numbers. Plus, the week in Texas Politics and much more…we’re just getting started. It’s Texas Standard time:
Texas politicians have to disclose how they’re spending on campaigns unless they’ve bought a campaign in a box. The lid comes off today we’ll explore. Plus more than just the facts: new research shows how race and social media combine to shape perceptions of events like the recent Dallas police shooting. Also, a beer battle coming to a head…why Texas craft brews are battling the big dogs in court. And dig this: 7 very famous skeletons and how their celebrity tells us about much more than the distant past. And a personal journey from the Bayou city to the executive mansion, takes center stage. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
There are two detention centers for undocumented families in South Texas. Someone’s pushing for a third, but who and why? We’ll explore. Also: what’s in a name? A lot, if you’re a licensed psychologist. But now it appears the very term psychologist may be up for grabs in Texas. We’ll hear why. Plus, they’re not exactly the best of friends, so what could possibly bring Ted Cruz and John Cornyn together? It appears, a legacy of the Third Reich. And the most overrated tech in Texas, and how to survive killer bees. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard: