Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, March 10, 2023:
Priority bills from Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan would create funds to boost broadband and water infrastructure. The Texas Tribune’s Jayme Lozano joins us with an overview.
Five men have been handed over to police in Matamoros, in connection with the kidnapping and killing of two U.S. citizens – along with a purported apology from the Gulf Cartel for mistakenly targeting them, according to multiple news outlets. Sam Houston State University professor Nathan Jones joins us with more.
Ideas for combatting the trucking shortage
The job market is tight nationwide, and the trucking industry is no exception. Revisiting the themes from our “Pumped” special report on Texas gas stations, the Standard’s Kristen Cabrera shares some takes on how to combat the nation’s trucking shortage:
Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in the country. For some Texans, pregnancy is the first time they can access health services. KERA’s Elena Rivera speaks with patients and advocates on navigating public options for care.
The annual South by Southwest festivals kick off in Austin today. Joining us with a preview of SXSW Film is Peter Hall, film and television festival programmer.
Walk around most cities long enough, you’ll notice that in lot of place sidewalks are just missing. And sometimes, they just end. In Austin, KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy went looking for answers.
The gang delivers another custom poem. Get in touch with your own topic suggestions!
Texas Tribune political reporter James Barragán stops by with a recap of the week that was.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.