Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023:
Reviewing Joe Biden’s State of the Union address
Hope, heckling and politics: For more on last night’s State of the Union, we’re joined by Richard Pineda, director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Abortion rights advocates warn of Texas case
A lawsuit that could be decided as early as this week could effectively ban an abortion drug. Joining us to talk about it is Elizabeth Sepper of the University of Texas Law School.
The reality of long COVID in 2023
A San Antonio doctor says we need an “Operation Warp Speed” for combating long COVID. Texas Public Radio’s Bonnie Petrie has more:
Low unemployment is benefitting immigrant labor, too
Record low unemployment is also benefitting immigrant labor, specifically immigrants from Latin America. Wall Street Journal reporter Santiago Perez shares the story.
Jail, instead of mental health care, can be deadly
Without adequate resources, Texans in need of mental health services can end up in jail instead – sometimes with deadly consequences. Alex Stuckey, investigative reporter for the Houston Landing, has more.
If you haven’t visited Austin in a while, the first thing you’re likely to notice is how quickly it’s changing. Author Lawrence Wright examined how his adopted hometown has changed for The New Yorker and joins us today.
A fact-check with PolitiFact Texas
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy from Texas says millions of people encountered on the border will be released into the U.S. and stay here indefinitely. Is that a fact? Joining us to go over this PolitiFact National fact-check is PolitiFact Texas reporter Nusaiba Mizan at the Austin American-Statesman.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.