Here’s what’s on Texas Standard for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Temperatures are set to drop tomorrow, and forecasters are warning of hazardous weather. Though experts say conditions won’t compare to the deadly storm Texas experienced last February, there are steps folks can take to prepare. For more we’re talking with Todd Beal, a Fort Worth-based National Weather Service emergency response specialist.
HIV vaccine tests made possible by COVID research
An mRNA vaccine against HIV, made possible by the COVID vaccine, will be tested in San Antonio. Texas Public Radio’s Bonnie Petrie has more.
Early voting in the March midterm primaries starts in two weeks. And we’ve got eyes on several races across the state, from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Republican primary on down. Gromer Jeffers, political writer for The Dallas Morning News, joins us with some things to watch.
Feb. 13 is Super Bowl Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals will square off against the Los Angeles Rams (in the Rams’ home stadium, no less). Even though Texas’ NFL teams were shut out of the big game again, there are still plenty of Lone Star connections to sort through. Joining us with more is author Richie Whitt, who writes for online Sports Illustrated publication Cowboy Maven.
Texas Tech’s Red Raiders play the UT Longhorns tonight in men’s basketball. Both teams are ranked in the AP’s top 25 – but that’s not the only reason the game will be full of drama. It’s the first time Horns coach Chris Beard returns to Lubbock since he left the Raiders last year to coach at UT. Texas Tech Public Media’s Sarah Self-Walbrick says the coach will be greeted by a fanbase hungry for revenge.
Despite spending more money on health care than any other developed country, health outcomes in the U.S. are comparatively poor. Now the University of Houston is launching a first of its kind program to address health inequities over the long-term. Joining us to explain the new program is University of Houston Chief Population Health Officer Bettina Beech.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had his presidential hopes stymied by Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. Now, as Sen. Cruz weighs another presidential run in 2024, his decision seems to depend on whether he’ll have to face Trump again. NBC News political correspondent Allan Smith joins us today with his thoughts.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.