Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, April 24, 2023.
What’s next in the legal fight over mifepristone
The Supreme Court has blocked restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone after a federal judge in Texas ruled the drug was improperly approved decades ago. Current FDA regulations around the drug remain in place, but is the legal fight over? University of Texas School of Law professor Steve Vladeck has more.
This week at the Lege: Texas bill to restrict foreign land purchases returns
This week, the Texas Senate will take up an updated version of a bill that would restrict people and companies from China, Iran and Russia from buying land in Texas. The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán joins us with a preview.
Archaeologists team up with Indigenous community in San Angelo
Professional archeologists teamed up with Indigenous people to conduct an excavation at an ancient ceremonial site called Paint Rock, outside of San Angelo. KACU’s Sheridan Wood reports the weekend was a shared learning opportunity for both professional archeologists and tribal members.
Sanctions may not be hurting Russian oil production as much as we thought
Despite sanctions, Russia’s oil and gas production is up. Joining us with the latest on geopolitical impacts on the oil and gas market is Matt Smith, lead oil analyst for the Americas at Kpler.
After a crackdown on fake temporary tags, could thieves be coming for your real license plate?
As changes make it harder for people to illicitly acquire fake, temporary license plates, some police are noting an apparent increase in the theft of permanent plates. The Houston Chronicle’s Matt deGrood shares the story with us.
Treat yourself to that avocado toast – millennials aren’t as broke as we thought
The stereotype of the broke millennial may be in need of an overhaul. Are millennials really as bad off economically as they’re often portrayed in the media? Author and psychology professor Jean Twenge talks to us about her new book, “Generations,” on today’s show.
Chronic wasting disease spreads to Texas deer population
A fatal neurologic disease is continuing to spread through Texas’ deer population: chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious, incurable illness that’s decimated deer herds. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says cases have been reported at deer breeding facilities in five counties. Texas A&M University – Kingsville professor Randy DeYoung joins us with more.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.