Texas Standard: March 7, 2019

Alarming figures from the border show an 11 year high in the number of migrant families apprehended. But do the numbers add up? Just a few weeks ago, we were hearing that the claim of a border emergency was overblown, but now mainstream news outlets report what sounds like, at the very least, a crisis overwhelming customs and border patrol. We’ll try to get a better sense of what’s happening. Also, a first of its kind effort in Texas to be prepared for wildfire season. And a top doctor warns of a looming crisis in Texas health care. All of those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

V&B: Public Radio, Podcasting, and Possibility

Join us as we talk about what it means to produce radio content, the restraints of the radio clock, and the various opportunitites for public radio stations when it comes to podcasting.  KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts, KUT’s morning edition host and producer and co-host of the KUT podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton, reporter and co-host of the independent podcast Two and Fro, DaLyah Jones, and KUTX DJ, musician and host of the podcast This Song, Elizabeth McQueen.