Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, May 18, 2023:
Florida and Idaho governors answer Greg Abbott’s border call
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Idaho Gov. Brad Little have pledged personnel to assist with border security in Texas at Gov. Greg Abbott’s request. Gov. Abbott made the ask following the end of the Title 42 border policy. Julián Aguilar from the Texas Newsroom provides an update.
A Dallas church prepares for migrants as Title 42 ends
The pandemic-era health policy known as Title 42, which expelled hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, has ended. Anticipating its conclusion, one Dallas church has been preparing to receive migrants sent from the border. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports.
Tech execs face lawmakers’ questions on AI risks
Tech executives, including the CEO of OpenAI, faced questioning from U.S. lawmakers regarding concerns over ChatGPT and other natural language models. The lawmakers expressed worries about deep fakes, job displacement, and copyright challenges. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga joins us with more.
Collin County residents want reforms and accountability after mass shooting
Collin County traditionally has elected Republican politicians who don’t support gun reforms. But KERA’s Caroline Love says a growing number of residents are speaking out in favor of such policies – and against those politicians – after the mass shooting in Allen, Texas.
Uvalde parents remember Jackie Cazares
This week we’ve been bringing you the stories of families whose children died in Uvalde. Today we’ll hear from Gloria, Javier and Jazmin Cazares as they remember their daughter and sister Jackie. They spoke to Texas State journalism student John Gamez.
Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis returns with new sound and perspective
When singer–songwriter Robert Ellis last appeared on the Standard, he was, in the words of his 2019 album, the “Texas Piano Man.” Now the Fort Worth-based musician is back with a new outlook and a new sound on his new LP “Yesterday’s News.” We’ll hear from him today.
Getting a job can be tough if you’ve been in prison. That can also hurt the economy.
Formerly incarcerated individuals often encounter significant obstacles when seeking employment, even with strong connections and impressive resumes. Advocates argue that these barriers not only harm those individuals but carry broader economic consequences as well. The Dallas Morning News’ Arcelia Martin joins us with more.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.