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Texas Standard: July 12, 2021

Hundreds of Texans descend on the capitol for marathon weekend hearings on measures to overhaul Texas voting system. Republican lawmakers in Texas are poised to pass what many democrats consider to be bills aimed at voter suppression. We’ll have the latest. Also Amarillo once a bright spot in the fight to get Texans vaccinated against COVID-19 now near the bottom of the list among metros. What happened? And what comes next? And as a child, she was inspired by someone who looked like her on the TV show Star Trek. Now, she’s the new director of the Johnson Space Center. Her story and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Vanessa Wyche (Ep. 40, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Vanessa Wyche, Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. ¬†She is the first African American deputy director at NASA.