Emergency efforts at restoring power continue across Texas as millions try to make do without electricity during an historic winter storm. The whole state of Texas affected by power outages, but not equally. Questions mount over the state’s electricity grid management, as much of Texas hunkers down for a second round of frozen precipitation and low digit temperatures. We’ll have the latest. Also, understanding the latest controversy over the national anthem at sports events. And voices of hope, faith and endurance in danger of being lost to history, an effort to rescue priceless Black gospel recordings. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
A male only military draft is unconstitutional says a federal court judge in Houston. Should women have to sign up for selective service? We’ll have the latest. Also, Texas is #1 in cases of a mystery polio-like illness striking children, according to last years numbers from the CDC. We’ll hear how TX doctors and parents are fighting back. And the price of gasoline spiking at the pumps: why’s this is happening at a time when oil production in west Texas is reaching record levels. We’ll take a look. Plus a fight over casino style games in Texas hits home for Native Americans. All of that and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
Critics call it the tent city at Tornillo, now set to be dismantled. Is it a sign of a policy change or strictly a business decision? We’ll explore. Also, you’ll get your kids back if you sign this paper to deport yourself. That’s the claim being made by some detainees and their attorneys at a detention center south of Houston. The Texas Tribune got the story, we’ll talk with one of the reporters. And a win for Texas before the Supreme Court and what it means for future legal claims over race discrimination. Also the populist, nationalist, politically incorrect candidate polls say is set to win Mexico’s election: and how he could change fortunes in Texas. All that and much more today on the Texas Standard:
The conclusion of our conversation with Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television.”
Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television,” discusses television in the ‘60s, history, her life and work.