Here’s are the stories for Texas Standard for Wednesday, May 25, 2022:
A horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers yesterday. The killer is also dead. For the latest, we’re joined by Texas Public Radio’s Brian Kirkpatrick and Associated Press Texas correspondent Acacia Coronado.
Several statewide runoffs in the Republican and Democratic parties were decided by Texas voters last night. We’ll hear more from Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, state Capitol reporter for The Texas Newsroom, and Texas Public Radio border and immigration reporter Sofía Sánchez.
Millions of Texas students are back in classrooms today, one day after the state’s deadliest school shooting. What can Texas do to improve school safety? Professor Odis Johnson, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, joins us to discuss this issue.
A day after yet another mass shooting, we’re left with wrenching questions. Why again? How can we stop this horrible, deadly trend? Kristin Anderson, professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown, joins us with more.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.