Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Jan. 6, 2023:
Two years ago, a mob of angry Trump supporters charged through police barricades and entered the United States Capitol. Now many of those involved in the attack are doing time in federal prison or preparing to begin their sentences. More than two dozen people from the Dallas area were arrested in the massive case, the largest single criminal investigation in U.S. history. Kevin Krause, federal courts reporter for The Dallas Morning News, joins us with an update.
More than 10% of the people charged with crimes in the Jan. 6 attack are military veterans – but policymakers are still struggling to address violent extremism among some members of the veteran community. Steve Walsh reports for the American Homefront Project.
New York-based filmmaker Jorge Corona spent his formative years in Texas. But he says his experience as an undocumented immigrant contributed to his somewhat fractured identity. Now a citizen, Corona reflects on what the DACA program gave him and shares why he still feels very strongly about the value it provides.
Texas scores poorly in rankings for gender equality – a tepid 27th, according to U.S. News and World Report. But in its largest counties, Texas courtrooms are celebrating a golden age of elected female judges, bucking state and national trends. Texas Public Radio accountability reporter Paul Flahive has the story.
While going out to eat is delicious, taco journalist and “Tacos of Texas” podcaster Mando Rayo says home cooks should be celebrated, too. The 2022 James Beard Award nominee dishes out the details.
What is it about Texas that’s given rise to so many great guitarists? That’s the question Joe Bosso poses in Guitar World Magazine. The veteran music journalist joins us to riff on his list of the 32 greatest Texas guitarists of all time.
The gang delivers another custom poem. Get in touch with your own topic suggestions!
The Texas Tribune’s James Barragán offers up a political recap, including President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to El Paso, a Texas court’s ruling on teens and birth control, and the Texas ties to the House speaker drama in D.C.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.