Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022:
Corpus Christi designated a World War II Heritage City
Many cities and towns across the U.S. were transformed by the World War II effort. Now, the National Park Service is recognizing those efforts by designating them American World War II Heritage Cities – and Corpus Christi has been selected. Steve Banta, executive director of the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, and Nina Nixon-Mendez, Corpus Christi associate director of development services, joins us with more.
Legislative committee reviews the Public Utility Commission
The Public Utility Commission, the state agency that regulates the Texas energy grid, will be back under the microscope today with the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. KUT’s Mose Buchele reports the review is part of a state-mandated report that’s already raised big questions about grid oversight:
For the latest of who is moving on and who is going home, we’re speaking with Arch Bell, a soccer reporter in Austin who writes and edits for concacaf.com.
One of the most fascinating Texas Rangers of all time was Samuel Hamilton Walker — no relation, we should say right off the bat, to Chuck Norris’ fictional character Cordell Walker. Commentator W.F. Strong tunes us in.
Remembering Texas performer Jo Carol Pierce
From songwriting to playwriting, to authoring books and performing on stage, Jo Carol Pierce was an unconventional and iconoclastic creative force. Mike Hall of Texas Monthly looks back on her rich legacy.
How does gun violence in the U.S. compare to Europe?
A Virginia state legislator says gun homicides are 23 times more likely in the U.S. compared to the European Union. Is that a fact? Nusaiba Mizan from the Austin American–Statesman and PolitiFact Texas looks into it.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.