Could what critics call Florida’s “don’t say gay” law be coming to Texas? The Texas Lt. Governor says it’s a top priority. Also, the end on an historic union lockout dubbed the “Battle of Beaumont”; what it says about organized labor in Texas. And, a collection of artifacts sheds new light on one of Texas’ most celebrated musicians. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas has inspired many a singer-songwriter. So if you’re traveling across the state, you might consider listening to what others have seen on those wide-open roads. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Bracing for a blue wave, Senator John Cornyn concedes reelection in 2020 will be tough. How much of a challenge do the challengers pose? We’ll have the latest on what’s expected to be the hottest electoral battle in Texas as more Democrats enter the race for U.S. senate. Plus, a massive raid at a Mississippi food plant. Will employers face charges? Not if recent past is prologue. We’ll explore why. And what’s being described as a comprehensive oral history of a Texas music legend. Why it’s taken so long to tell the full story of Stevie Ray Vaughan. That and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
The media circus has moved on…but family members have not. A conversation with Sandra Bland’s sister today on the Texas Standard. The numbers on incarcerated African American Women don’t add up…we’ll talk about what one Texas newspaper editor calls the New Jane Crow. 5 million dollars: the reward the US is offering for the capture of a drug kingpin: if you want it, you’re really gonna have to work for it. We’ll tell you why. Plus the missing statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Why super fans from Steve Miller to Eric Clapton are trying to help a Texas city honor its own. Those stories the week in politics and more today on the Texas Standard.