In this bonus episode, Lisa and Rich catch-up with the Huston-Tillotson Jazz Collective after their performance at ACL. They share how Huston-Tillotson has cultivated a space that makes them feel at home, what playing jazz means to them, and what inspires them.
More details emerge about the horrific conditions faced by youths locked up in Texas’ juvenile justice facilities. Locked in a cell 22 hours per day with no place to use the restroom… That’s how some of the kids in Texas’ youth detention system spend their weekends, thanks to short staffing at the facilities. We’ll learn more about what’s being done to fix it. Plus an offensive by the Ukrainian military found Russian troops on the back foot. What’s it mean for the future of the war? Also on today’s show we’ll learn about two kinds of butterflies, health insurance for Texas musicians and the evolution of the copyright. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:
We talk to musicians about what’s changed for them at this stage of the pandemic. You’ll learn what they’re doing differently creatively and with their businesses and how they’re feeling overall about the constantly changing Austin music landscape.
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A partial win for the Trump administration’s new rule for asylum is affecting thousands of people on the other side of the Texas Mexico divide. We’ll take a look at whats happening. Other stories we’re covering: a ransomware attack paralyses 23 government computer systems statewide. Could it have been prevented? One expert says absolutely. Also, a man set to be executed by Texas this week. It’s his sixth scheduled execution date. Why questions about his actual innocence have haunted the courts for almost two decades. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Retired Texas teachers say they feel let down by a vote that could mean lower pension checks. We’ll explore the impact and the next steps. Also a multi-million dollar settlement involving a Houston-area refinery accused of doing too much polluting. We’ll look at the legal moves that made it happen. Plus, the story of a small town principal jailed for murder and the questionable evidence that put him there. And when wildfires pop up across Texas it’s often volunteer firefighters that are there first to put out the flames. We’ll look at why many volunteer departments are struggling. And keep an eye on your cacti. The insects that could destroy your xeriscape, yuck up your yucca and obliterate your agave. All of that and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
The economic impact of Texas music amounts to $3.6 billion a year. But with global changes to the industry, is Texas music still hitting the mark? Though the Lone Star State may not have the publishing houses or the recording companies of the two coasts, the artist roster has long been tough to top. And: Though some claim to be able to sing you the story of Texas music by heart, a new manifesto claims the so-called experts don’t know the half of it. Today veteran journalists Andy Langer, Michael Hall and Katy Vine of Texas Monthly join us for a review of the state of the art and its future. Our special music edition of the Texas Standard.
This Song — Mojo Nixon, Kat Edmonson, Aaron Behrens
Welcome to the first ever “This Song” podcast! This week we have three amazing artists!
Mojo Nixon: The rock musician, DJ, lover of Elvis and natural born iconoclast talks about why “Sweet Soul Music” by Arthur Conley is the song that still makes him feel like an exuberant 10-year-old.
Kat Edmonson: Fresh off the release of her new record “The Big Picture,” the former Austinite talks about how Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn” inspired her recording of “Rainy Day Woman.”
Aaron Behrens: The former Ghostland Observatory singer has struck out his own with Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll He talks about how when he was a kid, Curtis Mayfield’s “We People Darker Than Blue” from the Dead Presidents Volume 2 soundtrack opened his eyes to the possibilities of music.
Our intro and outro music is “Mahout” from the local Austin band Hardproof Afrobeat.