Along a major bridge in south Texas, welders putting barriers in place. We’ll get a first hand look at steps being taken in an apparent effort to shut down the border. We’ll be talking with a reporter from the McAllen monitor about unprecedented work on a bridge spanning the Rio Grande and what it could mean in practical terms. Also, the FDA green lights what could be a life saving new flu drug even though the researcher behind it says it could have happened long ago. Why the wait? Think: money. And a deal by IBM turns the nation’s attention to Texas farms, and not the kind that grow crops either. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:
To protect and to serve. And to fear? What the videos from McKinney Texas may tell us about 21st century police training. Plus more from the most infamous breakup of a teenage pool party in US history, as protests grow and internet hackers get in on the action. Property tax savings- experts warn don’t spend it all in one place…in fact, you may not want to spend it at all… we’ll hear why. Also, reimagining America: what viral maps really tell us about ourselves…and what they don’t.