Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Sept. 16, 2022:
A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Texas may have hit a long-anticipated demographic benchmark: The state now has more Hispanic residents than white residents. Texas state demographer and UT-San Antonio professor Lloyd Potter joins us to go over the data.
A federal judge in Texas sided with right-wing Christian plaintiffs who claimed insurance coverage of HIV prevention medication violated their religious freedoms. Now, advocates fear other coverage protected under the Affordable Care Act – like breastfeeding support, contraception, and STI screenings – are under threat. Shefali Luthra, health reporter for The 19th, joins us with more.
The first phase of San Antonio’s re-imagining of the 2.2-mile San Pedro Creek Culture Park is almost done. Texas Public Radio’s Jack Morgan spoke to one artist who’s created a waterfall visitors can fill with color with just their voices.
The impact of concussions on brain health is now widely discussed inside and outside the NFL. Now, a new study aims to understand what brain health looks like for people who played sports in college. Dr. Munro Cullum, professor at UT Southwestern and co-principal investigator of the study, joins us to discuss the findings.
YouTube is synonymous with online video. Users upload 500 hours of new video each minute, and Google, which owns the site, rakes in billions. And as it’s grown, so has the debate over its potentially harmful effects and potential for abuse. YouTube’s rise, acquisition and controversy is the subject of a new book called “Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination.” Author and journalist Mark Bergen joins us for an interview today.
The gang delivers another custom poem.
Texas Tribune political reporter James Barragán stops by with a recap of the week that was, including a troop reduction for Operation Lone Star, GOP governors’ opposition to Joe Biden’s student debt relief and a Texas Tribune Festival preview.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.