Here are the stories on Texas Standard for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022:
The latest on Ian
Hurricane Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but Central Florida is still being inundated with floods. Matt Lanza, managing editor and meteorologist for Houston’s Space City Weather, shares an update:
Why Republicans are calling to declare a border ‘invasion’
For months, far-right conservative interest groups and lawmakers have called for Gov. Greg Abbott to declare an “invasion” along the southern border. They believe that would give the state constitutional authority to defend itself – a power usually reserved for the federal government. Dense Gilman, director of the immigration clinic at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, is here to go over the argument.
How Texas is responding to long COVID
Long COVID is making millions of Americans sick – so sick, in some cases, that some are unable to return to work. Houston Public Media’s Sara Willa Ernst says employers and the government are now faced with how to support a growing population of disabled Texans:
In the early 1900s, a Mexican American civil rights activist began documenting and writing about Mexican American life. His words would later help shape the future. As part of Texas Standard’s collaboration with the Voces Oral History Center, Terry Gutierrez has the story.
When it comes to online privacy, you’re your own best advocate
You’ve turned off tracking. You put a sticker over the selfie lens. You go incognito on your browser. Plenty of Texans take routine steps to try to protect their privacy online – but is it enough? Tech expert Omar Gallaga’s latest for WIRED addresses hidden risks online and how to be your own best advocate. He joins us with a takeaway today.
Talking with El Paso actor Paulina Chávez
After starring as the title character in Netflix’s “The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia,” El Paso-born actor Paulina Chávez takes on a magical role for her next project, “Fate: The Winx Saga” – and it’s a role fans of the show had been campaigning for. Paulina joins us today for a Q&A.
Texas leads the nation in toxic waterway pollution
Texas now emits more toxic substances into rivers and streams than any other state, according to a new study from Environment America. We’ll learn more from Dylan Baddour, who wrote about the report for Inside Climate News, where he is an Austin-based reporter.
All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.