Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Friday, Sept. 2, 2022:
Opponents of state curriculum changes “complained that they downplayed Texan and American exceptionalism and didn’t present opposing views on the gay rights movement,” Brian Lopez writes for The Texas Tribune. He joins us today with the story.
Climate change is contributing to increasingly devastating natural disasters, and major flooding in Dallas in August has people asking if other cities in Texas are prepared. What does climate change mean for flooding in San Antonio? Texas Public Radio’s Josh Peck has more.
A woman in Plano is being investigated for a hate crime, accused of yelling racist threats at a group of South Asian women and hitting some of them. City leadership and residents say this doesn’t reflect Plano’s character. But KERA’s Caroline Love says it’s more complicated than that.
Texas has $85 billion coming its way for transportation. What will that spending look like? For more on this 10-year plan we’ll hear from Gail Delaughter, a reporter with Houston Public Media.
Texas minted a name for itself in the crypto gold rush: a business-friendly, low-regulation environment with plenty of cheap energy. But with plummeting Bitcoin prices and energy uncertainty, the dream’s now on pause. Coin Desk reporter Eliza Gkritsi joins us with the story.
Across Texas, animal shelters are at or above capacity – all while holding adoption events, waiving re-homing fees and more. Here to help us make sense of all of this is Clare Callison, director with American Pets Alive.
The gang delivers another custom poem. Submit your own suggestions online!
Texas Tribune political reporter James Barragán stops by with a look at the week that was.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.