Texas Standard For April 17, 2018

The commander-in-chief wields a lot of power over U.S. military action, but where do those powers begin and end? We’ll explore. And: It’s been almost 10 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston. But the city still hasn’t rebuilt much of the housing many depend on. Also: It’s been exactly five years since a fire and explosion at a central Texas fertilizer plant killed 15 people and destroyed a large part of a small city. What’s been done to prevent another catastrophe like West, Texas? Plus:,Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright’s new book hits shelves today. “God Save Texas” is all about the state he calls home, including what he describes as AM and FM Texas. And: We’ll hear the argument for why it seems Texas lawmakers could have been drunk when writing the liquor laws. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardApril 17, 2018 11:19 am