Zika Virus

TSI Weekend: Zika

If you divorce economy from ecology then you end up crumbling the mechanisms by which the forest has typically been able to keep the worst of the pathogens from emerging beyond merely hitting a village or two.” -Rob Wallace

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient Weekend, Raj Patel, Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy summarize our show with evolutionary biologist, Rob Wallace, author of “Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infection Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science.”

Texas Standard: August 2, 2016

In election cycles where there’s high volatility, third parties can affect outcomes. As the Greens gather in Houston, is anyone listening? We’ll explore. Also: The Zika virus? According to Texas researchers, a treatment could be right in front of us. We’ll have the latest. And what’s in a name? When it comes to prescriptions in Texas, millions of taxpayer dollars. We’ll hear why. Also: signs that the financial capitol of the US may be moving southward…from wall street to y’all street? And the unlikely presidential endorsement that’s making headlines like you know you. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: June 24, 2016

“Brexit.” It’s no longer just a clever nickname for a British referendum. It’s now a geopolitical reality. We’ll explore what it could mean for Texas. Also another reality Texans are grappling with is the Supreme Court tie vote on immigration. So what happens now and does Texas remain at the center of the issue? And border billboards…. how the Border Patrol is using advertising to catch coyotes. Plus… unpacking postpartum depression… and exploring what more Texas can do for moms struggling with it. And… the rest stop as we know it is changing. An effort to preserve a piece of the past. Those stories and so much more on the National News Show of Texas:

Texas Standard: February 8, 2016

As the US celebrated the big game, North Korea staged a surprise missile launch. Are America’s eyes on the right ball? Also, Victory tomorrow in the Granite State may be important but it pales in comparison to what’s up for grabs in Texas. We’ll hear how the democrats are chasing Texas delegates. And explosions, fires melting roadways, accidental deaths—6000 miles of unregulated pipelines have some asking why so little scrutiny? From Ebola to Zika: what makes Dallas ground zero for US cases? Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 2, 2016

File under Trumped: Did the army of Texans in Iowa put Ted Cruz over top? The Lt. Governor joins us from Des Moines. Also the spread of the Zika virus now an international emergency and more cases discovered in Texas. 5 things you need to know now. And is technology turning Texas police officers into debt collectors? Plus some call it a more realistic approach to faith. Others call it a death cult. It is the fastest growing religion in North America: big in Mexico and going mainstream in Texas. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard: