Central Texas top stories for July 27, 2022. School safety exercise. Thorndale schools phone-free. State of Black education. Gas prices fall for six weeks. Austin’s hottest July. Being wildfire ready. Georgetown tax election. More affordable homes.
Will prominent Texas politicians who sided with unsubstantiated election fraud claims pay a price for that position after Wednesday? And what is a coup? It’s a question many Americans are asking about and arguing over after the invasion of the capitol. We’ll talk with a Texas scholar whose focus includes authoritarian regimes. And she’s one of the few health providers for miles around in a rural part of east Texas. And right now she’s overwhelmed with demand for vaccinations, we’ll talk with her. Also the impact of the pandemic on the future of Texas public schools, the week in Texas politics and more today on the Texas Standard:
Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with museum educator Sabrina Phillips of The Blanton, Social Studies Teacher at LBJ Highschool Andrea Gaines, Jessica Jolliffe of AISD, and Jullian Bontke from the Anti-Defamation League, to talk about how kids are learning new ways to discuss issues like immigration, bias, economic inequality, and more, through art.
How can art and museums provide space and time for feelings and experiences we have trouble articulating? How are parents, educators, museums, and school systems working together to cultivate more empathetic and engaged students?
This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, a Clinical Professor at Texas A&M University and author of a study examining the declining numbers of African American teachers in the nation’s public schools.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr concludes a conversation with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Director of American Studies and Associate Professor of African Studies at Cornell University and author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr speaks with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education, and Director of American Studies and Associate Professor of African Studies at Cornell University.