As Coronavirus cases tick upwards again in Texas, some schools are returning to laptops and tablets. But others are going the opposite direction. Coming up our conversations with the superintendents of two Texas school districts where back to school is the rule, despite concerns about an uptick in Coronavirus cases. We’ll hear the rationale. Also you’ve heard of the great recession. Now the spotlight turns to what Texas researchers are calling the economic “she-session” of 2020. Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Turkey says it has tapes of the murder and torture of a Washington Post columnsit at the hands of the Saudis. How should the U.S. respond? The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is creating geopolitical ripples, as Turkey works with U.S. officials over the Khashoggi affair, and this morning, orders the release of a U.S. pastor detained there. Also, counting casulaties in the wake of Hurricane Michael: after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, why the numbers don’t seem to add up. Plus, the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and much more. No matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time.
Tho court arguments are still two weeks away, deferred deportation is looking down for the count already. As in a 4-4 count, we’ll explore. Also property tax assessments rising faster than paychecks all across Texas, now a tool used by homeowners to protest may soon disappear. And you’ve heard about disappearing factory jobs, but in Texas…they’re coming back thanks in part to an unlikely ally: lower oil prices. Also A woman’s basketball coach, fired for enforcing a team rule on dating. Title IX reconsidered..and much more today on the Texas Standard:
Smokey bacon margaritas, deep fried alligator and fried carrot cake rolls: It can only mean one thing – the State Fair of Texas is returning. Plus: It’s almost back-to-school time for students at Prairie View A&M – the school Sandra Bland attended, and had landed a job at when she was arrested. We’ll check with the university. And: What’s olive oil sound like with a Texas accent? All of that and much more, on todays Texas Standard.