Texas Standard For August 21, 2020

The party’s over – now what? After the national convention, how do Texas Democrats plan to seize on the momentum? A closer look today: our conversation with the head of the Texas Democratic Party on next steps in the run up to November. And: A declaration of independence for women in U.S. politics. Also: A big arrest involving an effort to build a private border wall in South Texas: what’s known and what isn’t. Plus: A new batch of listener questions about COVID-19, a look back at the week in politics with The Texas Tribune and much more today on the Standard:

By Texas StandardAugust 21, 2020 9:30 am

Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Friday, August 21, 2020. Listen on your Texas public radio station, or ask your smart speaker to play Texas Standard.

The DNC and the Texas Party Platform

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa discusses the highlights of the Democratic National Convention and the state’s party platform going into the November election.

Private Border Wall

KTEP El Paso’s Angela Kocherga reports on the private border wall foundation at the center of the arrests Thursday, involving Steve Bannon.

 Vaccine Animal Model

Several COVID vaccines are in human trials. But in San Antonio, researchers have discovered an animal that will allow scientists to broaden their search for vaccines and treatments for the disease.

Lubbock Marching Band Camp

Marching band is a school activity that involves a lot of breathing and saliva, which are transmitters of the coronavirus. Still, the show goes on at many schools. Sarah Self-Walbrick from Texas Tech Public Media takes us to band camp at Lubbock High School. 

Ask A Doctor: Your Coronavirus Questions Answered

Dr. Fred Campbell, associate professor of medicine at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio takes listeners’ questions about COVID-19.

Jennifer Palmieri on She Proclaims and Joe Biden’s VP Pick

Jennifer Palmeri, director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign discusses the progress – or lack of progress – women have made in seeking elected office. She’s just published a book, “She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man’s World.” 

Typewriter Rodeo

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.

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