An historic trial in the senate as the second impeachment of Donald Trump gets underway. We’ll look at the mechanics of the process and Texas’ role. Also, he was a newspaper columnist who became well known in North Texas politics and eventually- a U.S. congressman. More on the passing of Ron Wright and what comes next. And thousands of dollars for a single COVID-19 test? Lawmakers being asked to look into charges at freestanding ERs. We’ll also hear from a woman who made it her mission to deliver free fruits and veggies to communities with fewer healthy options. During this pandemic, her deliveries now more crucial than ever. All of that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Join playwright and novelist Kirk Lynn, Rabbi Neil Blumofe and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in a discussion about the role of prayer today, and what the idea and act of prayer teach us about how we understand our world, one another, and ourselves.
As Texas goes, so goes the nation? Lawrence Wright makes that argument in a new piece in the New Yorker magazine. He’ll break down his reporting. Also scientists in San Antonio are learning about how the brain’s two halves talk to each other and how that chatter could lead to a better understanding of devastating conditions. And are special needs students the best group to test “private school choice” in Texas? A policy expert weighs in ahead of the start of the special legislative session. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
The community surrounding the Mission Possible Church may be changing, but its role to serve people, all of them, remains steadfast and strong. Much like many of the area’s businesses and support centers.
Rallying the faithful, shape of things to come? As GOP presidential candidates flock to Texas, a buzzphrase emerges. Also if past is prologue, only two or three of every hundred Texans will decide on changes to the Texas constitution and we’ll all be living with those changes. If you think you might want to have a say in the matter then we’ve got a rundown of what’s up for grabs as voting gets underway today. And a plan to help with the high price of college: free course anyone? We’ll have details today on the Texas Standard: