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May 30, 2022

Texas Standard: May 30, 2022

By: Laura Rice

We’re revisiting a special program: “Overlooked No More: How Asian Texans Shape the State.” We’ll begin with a brand-new conversation examining the growth of Asian communities in Texas and their voting power. And we’ll travel back to the 1870’s, the time the U.S. Census first counted people from China. Plus we’ll meet a group of Chinese people who made their home in Texas via Mexico.
Then we’ll stay on the border where a vibrant Filipino community settled. We’ll also ask whether it’s time to re-evaluate the holidays we give students off in the school calendar. And we’ll enjoy a little K-pop and explore its ties to activism. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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February 3, 2023

Answering your tree questions in the wake of the ice storm

Insurance claims are about to spike as Texans try to recover from storm damage – a Texas insurance specialist advises how best to move forward with claims: what to do, and what not to do. We’re also answering your questions about trees and ice damage. We take a look at what winter storms have done […]

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February 2, 2023

Marfa art exhibit honors the railroad’s Chinese laborers

Nearly 400,000 homes and businesses are still without power in Texas, but the worst of the freezing rain may be behind us. Mose Buchele of the Disconnect podcast and KUT Austin joins us with more on the power situation. A new poll suggests a disconnect between the headlines and what Texans really think of the […]

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February 1, 2023

Why Fort Worth ISD is canceling sex ed this year

Fallen trees and branches, downed power lines and more as Texas weathers the first statewide winter storm of 2023. The worst of the weather stretches along a line west of I-35, but most Texans are feeling the impact one way or another, with driving extremely hazardous and scattered outages leaving hundreds of thousands without power. […]

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