Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, April 12, 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how many Americans receive health care. Sarah Self-Walbrick of Texas Tech Public Media has details on how state broadband and public health legislation will make visiting the online doctor visit more accessible for all Texans.
A year ago, photos of 10,000 cars waiting for hours in line to receive food in San Antonio, Texas, became one of the iconic images of the pandemic. One year on, Texas Public Radio’s Paul Flahive looks at how much has changed and how much, hasn’t.
Thousands of migrant children and teens have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in the last few weeks. And in recent years, Houston has become the “number one” destination for these teens. Once they are processed at the border, most are reconnected with family members and restart their lives in a new country, in a new language and with a new school. And that’s where Elizabeth Trovall of Houston Public Media picks up the story.
Last week, the online retail giant, Amazon, defeated a unionization effort at the company’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. But what does the vote last week say about union power overall? The Standard talks to Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
A dish that is decidedly not Texan has been getting noticed a lot in San Antonio. It came there from a transplanted Brit, who figured out a way to make a meal that reminded him of home. Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan serves it up.
As the United States reconsiders the way it polices communities, the protests against police violence here seems to have inspired our neighbors to the south. Mexico is contending with its own racial reckoning as well. Whitney Eulich, a special correspondent at the Christian Science Monitor, talks to the Standard.
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.