Juneteenth

Texas Standard: February 8, 2021

As the White House prepares for new directives in border enforcement, Texas democratic lawmakers push for immigrant rights changes.Coming up, our conversation with Texas representative Mary Gonzales on how democrats in the Texas legislature plan to press colleagues over immigration rights. Also in a part of Texas that’s long complained of air pollution and a lack of official response, communities are banding together to get things done. We’ll have a report from Houston. And oil demand still down, so way are gasoline prices on the rise? Plus a new Juneteenth mural that promises to be more than just a work of art. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

J.Cole vs Noname

This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh

  • Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
  • Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Da Bluff” and the way he appears police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
  • Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
  • Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
  • In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
  • In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
  • This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.

Listen to this week’s episode of The Breaks

Texas Standard : June 19, 2020

The meaning of emancipation and the ongoing struggle in the spotlight as millions in Texas and across the nation mark Juneteenth. More today on the Texas Standard.

A Juneteenth that has taken on special prominence amid a rising chorus of demands for racial justice and equality. Voices from across the state on what Juneteenth means to them.

Also, governor’s orders: Texas public schools to reopen in the fall–this announcement as COVID-19 cases continue to spike. We’ll hear how plans currently stand, and when we might get more details. Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and much more.

Texas Standard: June 18, 2020

The high court pushes back on a DACA rollback, but leaves open many questions about the future of the program that protects hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation, we’ll take a closer look. Also, understanding Juneteenth: a firsthand reflection on its importance. Plus the first FDA approved video game: a high tech prescription to help young people with attention deficit challenges. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

12th & Chicon: Saving Emancipation Park

A parcel of land in the Chestnut neighborhood of East Austin was once home to the city’s annual Juneteenth celebration. Now, it’s the proposed site of a new development that neighbors say would undermine its historical significance.

Texas Standard: June 19, 2015

It’s marked across the US and beyond but it got its start here in Texas 150 years ago today…It’s Juneteenth and this is the Texas Standard. A day of celebration overshadowed by tragedy. Today our commentator calls for a 21st century civil rights movement. Also, The president’s vision for a coal free power grid…how close is Texas to meeting his goals? Closer than you might think. As a new pixar blockbuster heads for the big screen, we’ll do our best to turn the premise “Inside Out”. All that plus the week in Texas politics and more.