Governor Greg Abbott faces questions about his response to the mass shooting in El Paso. But is he going far enough? He’s facing calls to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting. We’ll hear his response from last night’s town hall in Tyler, broadcast statewide and go deeper on his proposed domestic terrorism task force. Also, the wildfire threat in Texas and concerns it’s getting worse. Plus the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and more today on the Texas Standard:
Some observers say the Lone Star State is experiencing a moment: we’re turning it into an hour as we go deep in the art of Texas on a special edition of the Texas Standard. From a major face lift at Houston’s museum of fine arts to a renaissance of Texas music spreading far and wide beyond the stereotypical frontiers, a famous film director returning to his roots, a photographer giving us a new perspective of our home state from a mile in the sky, to kids in the valley turning their lives into verse…we’re getting creative on this special edition of the Texas Standard:
Improving education: a lot of Texans know the talk, but a Texas lawmaker walk the walk. We’ll meet him and hear his strategy. Plus as mainstream media continues to wrestle with how they got the election so wrong, what’s next? How the events and the outcome of campaign 2016 translate for tomorrow’s journalists. Plus free stuff. Anybody up for that? Viral videos claim to teach consumers how to get expensive high tech goodies without paying. We’ll explore the truth behind the claims. Also a conversation with one of the Lone Star State’s best known film makers: Richard Linklater. Plus the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
Fire at a petroleum plant: an explosion? No one’s quite sure, but what we do know it was operating illegally. Business as usual? That’s today on the Texas Standard.
Coming up, California has the big one…so does Texas—only ours is less likely to be a quake than a storm. We’ll hear about the research and what if anything’s being done to protect Texas.
Also marijuana in the spotlight…wait a minute..those look like L-E-D’s…a new industry sprouts.
And filmmaker Richard Linklater joins us in the studio to talk about his new film, a sequel to a pop culture classic…don’t touch that dial, it’s Texas Standard time.