Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Thursday, August 20, 2020. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard.
What are some of the key highlights of last night’s Democratic National Convention speeches?
The Trump administration has been aggressively pushing for a border wall through Webb and Zapata counties in South Texas. A coalition of landowners and activists decided to make their message clear last weekend by painting a street mural in downtown Laredo.
Many immigrants are struggling with homeownership, job opportunity and access to health care. A new study maps out these problems for Dallas, and city leaders hope to do something about it.
There’s an epic battle brewing online. Epic Games, creators of the wildly popular Fortnite is challenging Apple, which takes a 30% bite of any purchases players make within the game.
In our monthly segment on Texas linguistics, Lars Hinrichs, associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, breaks down the accent and rhetoric of Texas Gov. Ann Richards in her keynote speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
A chance meeting between two lovers of music ended in something that neither of them alone could create.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is spending more than $6 million to partner with TikTok influencers to get the word out on how to stay safe during the pandemic. Will it actually work?
All this and Texas News Roundup, plus Social Media Editor Wells Dunbar with the talk of Texas.