Here’s what’s on at the Texas Standard on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Listen on your state radio station in Texas, or ask your smart speaker to turn on Texas Standard. Check back later today for updated story and audio links.
Vote for US House withpicker moves to the second day
After a day of voting, the US House of Representatives is still without a speaker, and far-right Republicans are rejecting the offer of fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy to become leader. Sean Theriot government Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has more.
What was behind Houston’s delay with the boil water notice?
City of Houston Delays Notifying Residents of Boil Water Notice in November, residents and council members ask why they have not been informed before. Houston Chronicle City Hall the reporter Ilong Cheng joins us with others.
This waterfall in Central Texas was damaged during a December freeze.
The US Army Corps of Engineers in Lake Georgetown confirmed that part of Crockett Gardens collapsed during an Arctic cold front last month. From KUT in Austin, Kaley Hunt reports on the future of Central Texas landmarks.
How dangerous is the COVID surge in China?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new COVID testing requirements for all travelers arriving from China to the US.With. Chinese officials talk about new rule more about politics than security as well as global politics. How bad is the COVID surge in China? Dr. Jennifer Buey, Chair of Global Health, Georgetown Universityjoins us more.
Why Texas and the US Need Big Apartments
The nation is suffering lack of “family” apartments, writes Andrey Justus. Niskanen Center Housing Policy Analyst Joins Us talk aboutt is the missing link in housing policy.
Questions Still Haunt the Death of a Texas Civil Rights Hero: Part 2
Southern civil rights leader Frank J. Robinson died in East Texas in 1976 under mysterious circumstances.. The official solution was suicide, but David Martin Davis of Texas Public Radio found that evidence that challenges this narrative and points to a possible murder. Today we share part two from his series of investigations.
Treasure from Port Mansfield version
Up until the late 1950s, you could drive all 113 miles of Padre Island if you had a car with decent four-wheel drive. This option was blocked in 1957 when the Port Mansfield Cut dredging was carried out. Commentator B.F. Strong tells us how the island was split and what was found.
Fact check about USA. trade deficit with China
In December, a US congressman told a conservative radio host that the US trade deficit with China had widened from $80 billion a year in the 1990s to $400 billion a year. It is a fact? Here’s to the Austin fact check American–Statesman and Nusaiba Mizan of PolitiFact.
All of that, plus a roundup of the state of the Texas Newsroom and Welles Dunbar with “Texas Talk”.