Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Oct. 7, 2022:
What will Joe Biden’s big pot announcement mean for Texas?
President Joe Biden has pardoned thousands of people with federal convictions for marijuana possession. Biden called on state governors to follow suit, and is also rethinking marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I controlled drug. Katharine Neill Harris, drug policy fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, joins us with more.
Amid ACL’s kickoff, what’s the state of live music in Texas?
Kicking off its 20th year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has become a focal point of live music in Texas, attracting artists like Lil Nas X, Pink!, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But needless to say, the live music industry has endured strong headwinds with the spread of COVID. What’s the state of live music today? Deidre Gott, assistant program director of KUTX, offers up her perspective.
An altogether different fest: German-Texans celebrate their heritage with Hill Country fall festivals
German-Texans celebrate their heritage with several Hill Country celebrations each fall. Texas Public Radio’s Brian Kirkpatrick attended one party in Blanco.
TikTok learns it’s lonely at the top
First launched in 2016, TikTok has become perhaps the most important player in the world of social media. While it’s known for dance challenges, lip syncing and other youth ephemera, TikTok’s also amassed more than a billion users and is available in more than 150 countries. New York Magazine reporter and columnist John Herrman asks the most important question: so now what? He joins us today.
Meet the founder of JalaPeña’s Salsa
We’ll hear from Alissa Peña about her homegrown salsa brand.
These Latinos integrated Houston’s first-responder ranks
In the 1940s, Latinos did not hold any positions in Houston’s police and fire departments. The efforts of one World War II veteran along with hundreds of other Mexican Americans helped change that. For the Voces Oral History Center, Terry Gutierrez has the story.
The gang delivers another custom poem.
Texas Tribune political reporter James Barragán stops by with a recap of the week that was.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.