Texas Standard

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Texas Standard is a new statewide public radio news program that originates from The KUT Public Media Studios in Austin and is hosted by David Brown .

The one-hour program includes national and Texas news‐of‐the day segments along with regular feature segments on Business & the Economy, Technology & Innovation, Environment, Arts, Culture and Social Media.

Texas drives much of the national conversation in many sectors: Business, Energy, Education, Technology, Environment, Medicine, Sports and, of course, Politics and Texas Standard is here to help it make sense to us all.  

Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT

J&J’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t require cold storage has been a more desirable options for mobile vaccine clinics serving medically underserved neighborhoods.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/health-expert-says-temporary-halt-of-johnson-johnson-vaccine-prudent-but-could-hurt-hard-to-reach-areas/

Evan L'Roy / The Texas Tribune

Texas voters might still have a hangover from the 2020 elections, but the prospective candidates don’t — they’re already maneuvering for the 2022 elections.


Julia Reihs/KUT

Researchers found broad support for requiring weatherization of power plants, but not for increasing electric capacity if consumers have to foot the bill.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/two-thirds-of-texans-surveyed-said-they-lost-power-during-februarys-winter-storm-the-average-outage-was-42-hours/

Julia Reihs/KUT

The state plans increased outreach and a vaccine scheduler website, but it’s unclear when everyone who needs a vaccine will be able to get one.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/as-vaccine-eligibility-opens-to-all-adults-officials-say-texas-is-in-a-race-against-time-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19/

Julia Reihs/KUT

As Vaccine Eligibility Opens To All Adults, Officials Say Texas Is In ‘A Race Against Time’ To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

The state plans increased outreach and a vaccine scheduler website, but it’s unclear when everyone who needs a vaccine will be able to get one.


Shelly Brisbin / Texas Standard

The research team has tested over 450 animals for the virus so far, including the first two documented cases of the UK variant.


Jon Shapley for KUT News

It’s Illegal, But Some Texas Property Deeds Contain Racist And Discriminatory Language. A Bipartisan Bill Could Change That.

Untold numbers of property deeds include language outlawed by the 1968 Fair Housing Act.


Lynda M. González for KUT

We’re seeing an asylum system being put back online."


Julia Reihs/KUT

“What I want is to solve this issue – that’s the bottom line because my border communities need to be heard.”

https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/not-yet-a-crisis-but-a-challenge-henry-cuellar-on-young-migrants-at-the-southern-border/

Why SXSW Film Won’t Ever Be ‘The Same’ Again

Mar 16, 2021
Sara Hogsten

“You can’t take something as really radically different in all of our lives globally and not be changed by it. You know, when people talk about going back to normal, it’s like that I don’t see that as possible in evolution.”

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/why-sxsw-film-wont-ever-be-the-same-again/

Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times via REUTERS

The provision is expected to be added to a bill addressing the governor’s pandemic powers that has been denoted as a priority by House Speaker Dade Phelan, according to a draft obtained by The Texas Tribune.

  https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/proposal-in-texas-house-would-give-special-committee-oversight-of-governors-pandemic-orders/

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