The COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread economic impact. Many small businesses have had to close their doors. This Typewriter Rodeo poem remembers one.
After first asking for an extension to complete the census count, a sudden u-turn. The impact on Texas could last for a decade or more, we’ll have details. Also, more women are unemployed now than at any time since the late 1940’s, and women of color are among the hardest hit. What some are calling America’s first female recession, and what’s behind it. And residents along the gulf coast finding more effective ways to deal with an active hurricane season amid a pandemic. Plus a claim that 1 in 3 texans can’t access health insurance. A Politifact check and more today on the Texas Standard:
A bonafide job engine, lifting the rest of the nation from recession, boosters have dubbed it the Texas miracle. But now miracle whiplash? A long running case that’s come to symbolize the strength of Texas ethics laws, or the lack thereof, could well reach a climax today. We’ll have the backstory. Also why a Texas superintendent says his students have been denied 5 years of education and why he’s blaming state education officials. Plus- taking note of the warnings? Samsung may have given up on their combustible phone, but its hardest core fans appear willing to down with the chip. We’ll hear why. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard: