Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, March 2, 2023:
As more Texans struggle to find affordable housing, more advocates are warning of a housing crisis. Now, a team of Texas experts tasked with finding solutions say they’ve identified five ways forward for affordability. We’ll speak to three UT-Austin experts: the School of Architecture’s Jake Wegmann, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Sherri Greenberg and Steven Pedigo.
Even if you’re not a gamer, you’ve probably heard of Angry Birds, the whimsical mobile game that was a huge hit. But the original version of the game’s flown the coop, as publisher Rovio focuses on “freemium” Angry Birds spinoffs. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga shares how it reflects broader trends in the industry.
Community-minded independent bookstores are enjoying something of a boom across the country, despite – or possibly in response to – the pandemic and dominance of online sales. KERA’s Jerome Weeks visited North Texas’ newest indie bookstore in downtown Grapevine.
Penguin keepers across Dallas are part of an international effort to save wild African penguins. As KERA’s Katherine Hobbs reports, the bird’s caretakers are working with conservation groups across the globe to implement the Species Survival Plan.
The pandemic presented new challenges for those working to help victims of domestic violence. With lockdowns a thing of the past and a new legislative session underway, the Texas Council on Family Violence has a list of priorities it would like to see lawmakers address. We’ll hear from legislative director Krista Del Gallo.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.