Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
Many migrants arriving at the U.S./Mexico border hail from Venezuela. To understand why, it’s important to understand the underlying factors that are driving Venezuelans to flee the country. Francisco Monaldi, Latin American energy policy fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, and Denise Gillman, director of the Immigration Clinic at UT–Austin, join us with an overview.
Houston had one of its hottest summers ever this year, with record-setting temperatures in both June and July. But the heat doesn’t affect every neighborhood equally. Houston Public Media’s Katie Watkins looks at a new plan to cool down one of Harris County’s hottest neighborhoods.
Google has announced that it’s pulling the plug on Stadia, the gaming platform it launched in 2019. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga helps us understand what went wrong with Stadia – and why it’s just the latest major Google initiative to be abandoned.
Austin elected its first Mexican American City Council member in 1975, but the man who made that history didn’t feel destined for a political life. In fact, it was only after his parish priest nudged him that he began to see himself in a new light. As part of our Hispanic Heritage month partnership with the Voces Oral History Center at UT-Austin, Terry Gutierrez has the story.
She’s been called country music’s next star. But Margo Price’s rise to fame has included a lot of heartbreak, too. We’ll meet Price and talk about her new memoir on loss, motherhood and the search for artistic freedom in a male-dominated medium.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for Texas’ state parks and natural spaces, plus conservation, wildlife protection and law enforcement. In January 2023, the department’s executive director plans to retire. He’ll be replaced by our guest: David Yoskowitz. We’ll learn about his vision for the department.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.