Here’s what’s coming up on Texas Standard for Monday, June 26, 2023:
A coup attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend ended almost as soon as it began – but did Putin emerge from the incident unscathed? Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor in the department of history and the LBJ School at the university of Texas at Austin, joins us with more.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit by Texas and Louisiana that attempted to challenge the Biden administration’s deportation policies. Texas v. Biden arose in response to a federal memo instructing immigration agents to prioritize the deportation of convicted felons and public safety risks. We’ll speak with Denise Gilman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas Law School.
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe. v Wade and the federal right to abortion. The ruling stripped nearly all remaining abortion access in Texas and other states. Now, nearly a year later, KUT’s Olivia Aldridge takes stock of where Texans have turned to seek abortion care.
Extreme heat in Texas and on the other side of the border is making the always-dangerous trek made by thousands of undocumented migrants even more treacherous. When migrants die before reaching their destination, local law enforcement and communities often become responsible for their bodies – but those that lack the resources to store them can instead send the bodies to Operation Identification at Texas State University’s Forensic Anthropology Center. We’ll hear from Dr. Kate Spradley, whose small team works to identify and repatriate the remains found along the border.
Tim Hagerty has been the broadcaster for the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team for 10 years. And before that, he worked for minor league teams in Tucson, Portland and Mobile. He’s collected funny and inspirational stories from the minors in his new book, “Tales from the Dugout.” We’ll hear some of those stories today.
The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank doesn’t just watch interest rates; it also checks in with the oil and gas industry in its district. Matt Smith, lead oil analyst for the Americas at Kpler, will tell us more about the Fed’s survey of the industry in our area.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Shelly Brisbin with the Talk of Texas.