As fall approaches the political season heats up: and a shift in the role of Texas in one of the most consequential election seasons in modern memory. Coming up a conversation with Gromer Jeffers, political writer for the Dallas Morning News, on why the Texas factor in the 2020 election year goes way beyond the presidential race. Also the homeless crisis in San Francisco: most of those homeless are Texans, says California’s governor. Politifact takes a closer look. And an especially wooly war for survival in the Trans Pecos. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
The pro-choice movement faces more than a PR crisis—exploring the grey area in the law and ethics of fetal tissue transfers- today on the Texas Standard. As the spotlight on drug abuse focuses on opioids, in Texas, alarms begin to sound on the return of another destructive drug trend. Also, three Texas cities take dubious top honors in a survey on credit card debt. And does bad air equal bad grades?