On this final day to register to vote in the primary, a new survey offers a sneak peek on who’s ahead in what races and why. A pandemic, a statewide power outage, a walkout at the capitol over voting restrictions. In 2022, how much is set to change in Texas politics? A new poll by the University of Houston Hobby School suggests less than some might imagine. We’ll hear more. Also, in a decision celebrated by environmentalists, rights to drill for oil in the gulf wiped out by a federal judge. We’ll hear about what could be long term ripple effects. And a growing problem for Texas pitmasters: where’s the wood? Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard :
This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh:
- Discuss the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Texas, Texas’ second wave of shutdowns and the impact on the service industry in Austin.
- Talk about how Tekashi 6ix9ine finally scored a No.1 on the Billboard charts with his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “TROLLZ”and debate how important reaching No. 1 really is.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh calls on more R&B artists to put out music that reflects the current moment.
- In his Confucius Says, Confucius looks at how people have treated Noname after she released “Song 33” in response to J. Cole’s “Snow on tha Bluff” and encourages people to stop trying to silence Black women.
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This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh
- Touch what it’s been life to sheltering in place due to COVID-19.
- Discuss how these new circumstances are pushing artist to find creative ways to connect with fans.
- Talk about the new Jay Electronica release “A Written Testimony.”
- Chat about Slim Thug potentially brokering a truce between Trae tha Truth and Z-Ro.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh reminds people to say inside because COVID-19 does not discriminate.
- Confucius voices his frustration about non-billionaires defending billionaires for their small donations for COVID-19 relief.
- This week’s local song of the week is “It’s All Good” by Paris Aryanna.
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