Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Friday, November 6, 2020. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard. We’ll have full posts for each story, including audio, a little later today.
Presidential Election Results
Former Vice President Joe Biden is taking a lead in Georgia, a state that last leaned blue in 1992 when Bill Clinton won. Friday morning, mail-in ballots counted in Pennsylvania are pushing Joe Biden past President Donald Trump. ABC News’ chief political analyst Matthew Dowd talks to the Standard about the latest presidential election results.
COVID-19 in Texas
Coronavirus cases are rising to a level in Texas not seen since August. Dr. James McDeavitt, the senior vice president and dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine, talks to the Standard about what the numbers mean.
El Paso Businesses Ignore Shutdown Order
Some El Paso business owners are defying a local shutdown order. Last week the county judge ordered all non-essential businesses to close for two weeks to slow the rampant spread of COVID-19. KTEP’s Angela Kocherga spoke to some business owners and has this report.
COVID Among Construction Workers
COVID-19 numbers continue to swell as Texas sees a resurgence in the virus. And one industry in particular is at higher risk, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. Construction work, considered an essential industry, has been hit hard by the pandemic, with laborers experiencing higher rates of hospitalizations.
Texan Translation Double Modals
Texas Translation looks at ‘double modals’ as we explore the state’s linguistic landscape with Lars Hinrichs, a professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin and the director of the Texas English Linguistics Lab.
The Sounds of Texas: Kevin Garcia’s Graphic Novel
President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the popular Chinese app WeChat continues to be challenged in court. What happens with the app could affect Chinese communities across Texas, including a large one in the Houston area. Houston Public Media’s Florian Martin explains that for many, WeChat is a critical tool for business and family life.
The Week in Politics with The Texas Tribune
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.