A federal judge calls for an investigation into possible criminal charges of sex trafficking and pornography at a shelter for teens in Bastrop. Robert Garrett of the Dallas Morning News with more on an explosive hearing in a long running suit against the state’s foster care system. Also New Mexico prepares for marijuana tourists from Texas at that state’s laws on recreation pot change at the stroke of midnight. Angela Kocherga with the view from El Paso. And Texas’ role in the personal computer revolution. The unlikely story of the TRS-80, and the man behind it. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
This week we hear the tale of a young musician who followed his dreams of success abroad but accidentally trafficked drugs across international borders instead.
Inspired German electrofunk Afrobeat trio, Sea Moya, slips their hooky jam right into your back pocket only to find it’s been there the whole time.
Listen to Song Confessional every Thursday at KUTX.org and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.
The nemesis of every gardener was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.
Nixonian or something else? Texans and their political leaders come to terms with an historic move by the White House, we’ll explore. Also more on the surprise firing of the FBI director, reaction from across Texas and what comes next. Plus, new medical facilities sprouting like weeds across Texas, but are they really good for Texas’ health? We’ll hear the controversy. And a law in force since the mid sixties, one which has been largely ignored by cities across the lone star state for decades.Although now, some are speaking a different language. We’ll explain. All of that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard: