Texas Standard for July 19, 2022

Outrage and demands for action as Uvalde’s school board meets with members of the community to hear concerns about school safety. Camille Phillips of Texas Public radio was at last nights school board meeting in Uvalde and we’ll hear details. And: The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán talks with former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, one of the cochairs of the Texas House panel which on Sunday released its report on the shooting. Also: An unexpected botanical discovery in Big Bend. Plus: Why car repossessions are up… way up and what that could portend. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardJuly 19, 2022 9:30 am,

Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Uvalde School Board Meeting 

Parents, students, and community members directed their anger toward the Uvalde school board last night. Texas Public Radio’s Camille Phillips tells Texas Standard about the scene. 

Eva Guzman Q&A on Uvalde Report

On Sunday, a Texas House committee released the most comprehensive report to date on the mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school. The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán spoke with former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, who was on the committee behind the report. 

San Antonio Trailer Court Appearance 

One of the two men directly charged in the deaths of 53 people trapped in a sweltering trailer in San Antonio appeared in federal court on Monday. Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios reports prosecutors allege he has worked as the driver in previous human smuggling operations. 

IVF, Post-Roe 

Texas doctors are studying the state’s abortion ban to make sure they aren’t breaking the law when providing patient care. That includes medical providers at fertility clinics. KUT’s Seema Mather looks into the impact that Texas’ abortion policy is having on women and doctors trying to create healthy families. 

Rare Tree Discovery in Big Bend 

Quericus tardifolia – a species of oak tree – was thought by many to be extinct. But a group of researchers recently rediscovered it in Big Bend National Park. We talk to one of them: Michael Eason, associate director of conservation and collections at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. 

“The Light We Give’

Professor, author, and native Texan Simran Jeet Singh joins Texas Standard to discuss his new book: ‘The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life. 

Car Repos on the Rise 

It’s been a wild ride for car buyers over the past two years as supply shortages and inflation have driven the cost of vehicles up sharply. Now a troubling economic trend is taking shape in the auto market – the number of car repossessions is rising, even among borrowers with good credit scores. Are we in an auto loan bubble…and is it bursting? Lisa Belifuss, a senior writer for Barron’s, speaks to the Texas Standard about her reporting on this trend. 

All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Michael Marks with the talk of Texas.

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