Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022:
Live with reporters across Texas
Polls opened at 7 a.m. this Election Day. We’ll get updates from across the state with these great reporters: Houston Public Media’s Dominic Anthony Walsh; the Standard’s Kristen Cabrera in Austin; Jack Morgan with Texas Public Radio in San Antonio; and Texas Tech Public Media’s Sarah Self-Walbrick in Lubbock:
What we’ve heard from Latino voters this election
This election season, public radio reporters across Texas have been asking Latino voters about the top issues on their minds. The goal is to find out what they want candidates to be paying attention to, and their hopes for the state’s future. We’ll hear from some of those voters:
In praise of the unsung taco heroes
Few food fans go as hard as taco fans do, beefing with other cities as to whose tacos are the best, or what goes best in a taco. But we’re not looking to start any fights – in fact, 2022 James Beard Award Nominee and “Tacos of Texas” podcast host Mando Rayo has a few points of celebration he wants to share.
What it’s like to be a poll worker in our conspiracy-addled age
False narratives on the right surrounding the 2020 election, including the lie that it was stolen, have increased scrutiny on election workers. Despite the claims being false, Texas responded by giving poll watchers – folks who are supposed to observe the election process without disrupting it – more power. The Texas Standard’s Terry Gutierrez wanted to find out how the increased scrutiny has impacted those working at the polls.
Celebrating the Astros’ World Series win in Houston
Thousands upon thousands of fans gathered throughout downtown Houston for the Astros’ victory parade Monday. Houston Public Media’s Lucio Vasquez was there and spoke with fans celebrating the Major League Baseball World Series Champions:
Why Texas crime victims are waiting longer to receive help
The Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund is supposed to provide payouts to victims of violent crimes who have otherwise exhausted sources such as insurance and workers’ compensation. But a new investigation from Austin TV station KXAN finds victims are waiting longer and longer to receive help, due to issues in the attorney general’s office. David Barer, senior investigative producer and reporter at KXAN, shares more.
Answering your questions about voting
Haven’t voted yet? What should you know before heading out to the polls? The Standard’s Shelly Brisbin is here with answers to some of the most common questions people are asking about voting on this Election Day.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.