The ongoing partial government shutdown is causing frustration on both sides of the aisle and causing major problems in the lives of many. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Dallas and Houston both reporting slowdowns at airports as unpaid TSA workers call in sick. Now a call for airport screeners to go on strike. We’ll explore. Also, what’s worse than a partial government shutdown? Ask someone living in the UK right now. Why an impasse over Brexit could leave a mark here in Texas and what happens next. Also the discovery of three new species of salamanders in Texas, what it means for Texans of the human variety. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
He wasn’t born in Texas but it became a big part of his identity. We’ll remember 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush today on the Texas Standard. Also, airport security officials have recently found a record number of firearms in carry-on luggage. We’ll take a look at the trend. And oil prices are up a little after a huge drop. What a high-five between two world leaders tells us about what could be next for the industry. Plus an investigation reveals what the State of Texas was trying to keep secret: where it gets execution drugs. All those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
On the 50th anniversary of the Texas tower shooting, concealed handgun carry becomes legal on Texas campuses. We’ll explore what you need to know. Also in a central Texas field this weekend, 16 people die in what’s being called the worst crash of its kind since the Hindenberg, we’ll have the latest. Plus kickoff for a plan to save lives among high school athletes who might be suffering from hidden heart conditions. And in Mississippi: a maroon colored longhorn, mascot for the Aggies. Texas attorneys say the longhorns gotta go. And if they name streets and bridges for politicians, should they start naming TSA lines at airports? All that and more today on the standard:
Unconventional convention. GOP speakers include reality TV stars, but also Texas politicians. We’ll explore what we can expect from them in Cleveland. Also differences at the border but a lot of similarities too. A new poll questioned residents on both sides of the US-Mexico line and a look at what it found. And arrests are down across Texas, but the number of Texans dying during an arrest is up. We’ll take a closer look at those numbers. Plus boot camp for drug addicts: why a tough-line approach works for so many but so few get the opportunity to try it. And new leadership at Baylor. A look at the University’s new Athletic Director and the challenges he’ll face. Those stories and more on today’s Texas Standard:
He once investigated a presidential sex scandal. Today Ken Starr, now a president himself, in the spotlight over how Baylor handled sex crimes. We’ll explore. Also arguments in one of the biggest voting rights battles in recent years. We’ll have details. Also Had enough of the TSA? Longer than ever lines and now a high profile shakeup suggest a major change just in time for summer. And speaking of—three top tips for summer reading, hand picked by the editor of Kirkus reviews. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: