Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022:
What a railroad strike would mean, and why D.C. is working to avert one
President Joe Biden is urging Congress to pass a measure forcing railroads and unions to accept a negotiated contract, in hopes of heading off a nationwide railway strike. Joining us to discuss the economic and political implications – and their impact on Texas – is Associated Press reporter Josh Funk.
Why Stephen F. Austin University is joining the UT System
Stephen F. Austin State University’s Board of Regents voted to join the University of Texas System on Tuesday. UT’s offer beat out competitors across the state, including the Texas A&M, Texas State and the Texas Tech university systems. Why is SFA joining a university system, and what does the school stand to gain? Kate McGee, higher education reporter for the Texas Tribune, joins us with an overview.
DREAMERS from Texas make another push in D.C.
Business and education leaders head to Washington, D.C., today, urging Congress to pass new laws they say will help some young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children As KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports, advocates say those young people, known as “DREAMERS,” can help strengthen the country:
Another look at Texas’ economic future
When it comes to assessing the state of the economy, there are obvious indicators – like the gross domestic product (GDP) and rates of inflation. But there’s also a multitude of other, less obvious indicators. Joining us with a deeper dive is Joshua Roberson, lead data analyst at the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M.
How one Texas city is bringing healthcare to people experiencing homelessness
There’s an effort underway in Austin to provide better healthcare services to people experiencing homelessness. The goal is to make sure people are getting the help they need to stay healthy. KUT’s Seema Mathur reports some are doing that by bringing the services to the streets:
Exploring the complicated legacy of a Mexican interpreter
An exhibit in San Antonio examines the complicated legend of a woman considered for centuries to be a traitor to her nation. Texas Public Radio’s Norma Martinez reports.
A fact-check with PolitiFact Texas
A viral Instagram post says the Biden administration is deporting Cubans because of their political affiliation. Is that a fact? Joining us from the Austin American-Statesman and PolitiFact Texas is Nusaiba Mizan.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.