It’s been a week now since the ransomware attacks on smaller towns and counties across Texas. We’ll look at how one county beat the bad guys. Also… safer than cigarettes? A warning from a Texas pulmonologist over vaping as the CDC investigates more than a hundred cases of severe lung disease linked to e-cigarettes. Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
As the singer and Gaita player for the Austin based Afro Columbian band Superfónicos, Jaime Ospina often finds musical inspiration in some pretty interesting places. In this episode, Jaime talks about his love for Gary Clark Jr’s song “When My Train Pulls In” and how the Blues Brothers soundtrack pushed him to discover roots music from his own country. Plus, he tells us how African American music can help us all survive and thrive in an increasingly chaotic world.
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A Texas Police officer charged with murder after an off-duty encounter. So what should you do if approached by a plain-clothed person who says they’re a cop? We’ll explore. Also Merrick Garland: The SCOTUS nominee may have the name of a cowboy but does he have other Texas ties? He does when it comes to the people he’s helped over the years. Plus are electronic bikes a viable alternative to the cars stuck in traffic across Texas cities? And a film explores the complicated trials of border patrol agents. And we’ll take a lesson in Jay Z 101. All that and more today on the Texas Standard: