Concerns about safety for people in detention and behind bars in Texas. Whats best for their health and efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19? We’ll explore. Also, a steep learning curve for stay at home students statewide, as well as their parents and teachers. We’ll hear about that challenge. And in a state that loves pickup trucks, how manufacturers are shifting gears, using parts to help wage war against the Coronavirus. Plus with bars and music venues shuttered all over Texas, the parties move inside and online this weekend. All of that and then some today on the Texas Standard:
Texas is in the spotlight again over race in higher ed admissions. What a settlement with Texas Tech Medical School means for affirmative action. Also we’ll take a look at the links between health and wealth. And just in time for tax season, a bill to keep the IRS from providing online free tax filing. Plus the matador fighting to keep both the bulls and the sport alive and a Politifact check about the criminal activity of migrants here illegally. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:
Even if you’re not a frequent denizen of the local mall, you’ve probably spent some time there this holiday season. And if not, you have some memories of teenaged days spent hanging out there.
Oh, the ridiculous and often dark paths you can take online late, late at night… that’s the subject of this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem.
What does the future hold for local businesses on South Congress Avenue? Why can people in Hyde Park hear music playing miles away at Stubb’s? Why are grackles are attracted to H-E-B parking lots? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
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The Oregon shooter, and the online screed no one bothered to report. The wild west of digital speech and the dangers. Plus -a flurry news pushes Syria off the front pages, but a former NSC analyst in Texas warns there’s much more to Russia’s gambit there than meets the eye. We’ll discuss. Also, in the game of East Texas hold em known as patent trolling, the tables are turned in dramatic fashion… Hey twitter, what are we outraged about today? Making the case for and against so called slacktivism. Also the week in politics, mums and garters and lots more, today on the Texas Standard: