Texas Standard for January 16, 2017

Does the Voting Rights Act still protect minorities? A working-class Texas town could be at the heart of a new test for the landmark law, we’ll explore. And: For decades, Texas has permitted vaccination exemptions for reasons of conscience. We’ll hear about a plan to change that. Also: If they build it, will they come? Selling state planners on a “prairie-to-port superhighway” through Texas. Plus: Cattle rustlers beware – the big money’s on a new outlaw. Time to lock up your beehives? More: In south Texas, scores of pelicans falling from the sky directly onto traffic below. The mystery. Tune in today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardJanuary 16, 2017 11:33 am