Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, June 6, 2023:
San Antonio wants felony charges over the migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is calling for felony and misdemeanor charges of unlawful restraint in connection with two highly politicized incidents involving the transportation of immigrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard in September. The flights were organized by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. San Antonio Express-News reporter Guillermo Contreras joins with the story:
Higher education was at the center of several heated debates at the Legislature, from funding to tenure to diversity, equity and inclusion offices. Joining the Standard to tell us more about how that all played out this session is Kate McGee, who covers higher education for the Texas Tribune.
The Army’s most populated post is losing its Confederate name
North Carolina’s Fort Bragg – the Army’s largest post by population – is now Fort Liberty. For the American Homefront Project, Jay Price reports that base officials are working to bind the installation’s new name to its storied history:
Air travel has become more and more complicated in recent years. Delays and cancellations are on the rise, and so is another common airline anxiety: turbulence, particularly a phenomenon called clear-air turbulence. Texas A&M atmospheric sciences professor Ramalingam Saravanan joins the Standard to tell us more.
The El Paso Police Department appears to be a hostile workplace for women, steeped in a culture of sexual harassment and sexism, according to a months-long investigation by El Paso Matters. Reporter Victoria Rossi joins us with a look at their investigation.
The challenge: Narrow down to 50 a list of dynamic Texans who over the past 50 years have reshaped the state and made a lasting footprint on the nation – then profile each of them. Texas Monthly editor Jeff Salamon joins us to discuss the result: “Lone Stars Rising.”
Yesterday, journalists for Gannett newspapers across the nation went on strike to protest pay and corporate greed. The strike included a one-day walkout by workers at the Austin American- Statesman. Media Guild of the West union representative Nora Alexander joins us with a look at organizing in newsrooms.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.