Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Monday, Nov. 28, 2022:
Demand for mental health care continues to soar
Demand for mental health services has continued to climb since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. David Brown spoke with Dr. Alfonso Mercado, a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
OBGYN field experiencing high rate of burnout
Obstetrics and gynecology is a specialty of medicine experiencing some of the highest rates of burnout nationally. Health reporter Sara Willa Ernst tells us how that’s panning out in Houston:
Austin mayoral runoff: A conversation with Kirk Watson
For the first time since 2014, Texas’ capital city will have a new mayor. A Dec. 13 runoff election will determine whether Celia Israel or Kirk Watson will take the reins at City Hall. The Standard spoke with both candidates; today’s conversation is with Watson, who was Austin’s mayor from 1997 to 2001, and later a state senator.
It’s day 8 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and 32 teams from around the globe have been battling it out for a chance to advance to the round of 16. For the latest of who is moving on and who is going home, we’re speaking with Arch Bell, a soccer reporter in Austin who writes and edits for concacaf.com.
Rediscovering the world of the vaqueros
The lives of cowboys were filled with danger – but the role played by the vaquero played has often been minimized in the history books. For vaqueros in South Texas in the mid-20th century, life on the ranch was perilous. A young artist and vaquero himself, Ricardo Moreno Beasley was there to capture these moments in ink, prose and poetry. We’ll hear from historian Andrés Tijerina, author of “Beasley’s Vaqueros: The Memoirs, Art, and Poems of Ricardo M. Beasley.”
Native American boarding schools a painful part of heritage
Native American Heritage Month pays tribute to the history of Indian achievements. But Dora Brought Plenty, a Dallas Native artist, says part of that heritage is “intergenerational trauma,” the inheritance of cultural dislocation and lost children. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports the artist is one of those children – but she has a plan for finding others.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Shelly Brisbin with the Talk of Texas.