Central Texas top stories for March 2, 2023. Liberty Hill police shooting lawsuit. New leadership for Austin Transit Partnership. Displacement home applications. Ascension’s new women’s health tower. Education equity. Amplify Austin.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the current Black media renaissance and African American cultural influence with Ya’Ke Smith, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Austin.
As the temperatures fall, along with precipitation, millions of Texans stranded or worse by winter weather. Coming up, conversations with reporters from across Texas on how Texans are weathering conditions that have brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Also, missing out on the vaccine but getting something else instead: scammed. A report from Houston. Plus a major disconnect with rural Texas: concerns that a lack of broadband is leaving some Texas towns far behind. And new efforts to reunite families separated by U.S. immigration policies. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard: