Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors: how does hush money fit in to the formula for impeachment? We’ll take a look. Also, fears of an upswing of violence on the border. We’ll hear what’s happening and why. And since 2016, law enforcement officials and social media companies have taken steps to curtail fake news and foreign hackers. With the midterms fast approaching, how well is the fight faring? Our Digital Savant Omar Gallaga takes a look. Also, the deer industry up in arms over state efforts to limit where the animals roam. Plus our weekly trip tip takes us to South Padre Island and we’re just getting started. Turn it up! It’s Texas Standard Time!
Amazon’s virtual retail revolution just got a whole lot more real: a 14 Billion dollar purchase of Texas based Whole Foods, we’ll have the latest. Also is there anything more American than baseball? As congress explores bipartisan huddles, its an inter-party rivalry causing sparks. The latest move: the governor’s veto of scores of just passed bills. We’ll look at what was left on the cutting room floor plus a look at what’s about to become Texas law in our roundup of the week in politics. Plus in light of news that election season hackers struck 39 states and tried to crack databases in Dallas, what can be done to better defend election systems? Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
A billion dollars for the border? A request from Texas law enforcement raises eyebrows and more than a few questions. Plus could it be Nullification nation? More than two months away from the election, a Texas elector says no Trump, no way…raising the prospect of an electoral college uprising against the popular vote. We’ll explore. Also, maternal mortality spikes in Texas but experts can’t figure out why suddenly so many pregnancy related deaths…we’ll hear what’s behind the data…and what isn’t. And oh Give me a home and an aerial drone: why some say today marks the start of a revolution on the Texas range. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
It’s December 2015. Or is it August 2014? The feds warn Texas counties to prepare for a potential humanitarian crisis. Plus are South Texas detention centers the equivalent of WW2 internment camps? Should they be regulated as day care centers? The debate takes on new urgency. Also gun rights protesters plan a mock campus shooting…a convincing demonstration or metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot. And all I want for Christmas is my four prop drone… so Santa, how ya gonna pull that one off? Some high tech tips from Omar. Those stories and more on todays Texas Standard:
It’s seems like at least weekly these days that we hear about a new way someone is using drones. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by David Fruchter.