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Texas Standard: August 8, 2022

Congress is on the cusp of passing climate legislation that has major implications for the Lone Star State. The multi-billion dollar package does quite a lot of things, but focuses on measures that will slow global warming. We’ll have the details today. Plus Houston’s food scene bows to no one. Why one new writer in the Bayou City says it’s among the most exciting food places on the planet. And putting artificial intelligence to good use: a new Texas partnership is trying to figure out how. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Shirley A. Chisholm (Ep. 52, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to Shirley A. Chisholm, the late Congresswoman from New York’s 12th Congressional District, the first African America woman elected to Congress, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the first major party African American candidate for President of the United States.

Texas Standard: July 14, 2020

New York City: once considered the national epicenter in the fight against COVID-19, now health experts fear a Texas city has taken its place. Hospitals in Houston struggling to deal with the pandemic on a scale similar to that of New York City in late spring. Our conversation with New York Times reporter Dr.Sherri Fink. Also, a warning from climatologists about a coming drought that could reshape Texas for the long term. And getting schooled by Selena: a Texas University launches a first of its kind course. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Amy Hill Hearth (Ep. 14, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Amy Hill Hearth, journalist and author of Streetcar To Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won The Right To Ride In New York, about a 19th Century African American woman’s fight for justice.

Ada Calhoun

Writer Ada Calhoun discusses her new book, “St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street,” with host Owen Egerton.