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Special Coverage: The Texas Winter Storm

Winter Storm Uri brought Texas to a stand still and caused major damage across the state. Hosts Tracie Lowe and Ricardo Lowe explore some of the factors that lead to the wide spread power outages, what Texans can expect with future weather events. They also talked with fellow Texans about what can be done at the community level, and what accountability is still needed.


Greg Casar

Kiah Collier

Dr. Charles Jackson

Dr. Brandon Jones

Caitlin Smith


IUPRA - "Texas Winter Storm: A Look at Energy Insecurity Across the State"

Texas Tribune - "Everyday Texans overlooked in state lawmakers' response to power outages during winter storm"

ProPublica - "Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want"

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Special Coverage: Policing in Schools

This episode is a broadcast of an online panel hosted by IUPRA about Policing and Schools. This Opportunity Forum offers a look at how Black Youth are disproportionately impacted by policing in school, and what that means for Austin and the greater Central Texas community.The panel includes:Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of AustinKevin Foster Ph.D., School Board Member, Austin Independent School DistrictAndrew Hairston, Director, Justice Education Project, Texas AppleseedNatosha Daniels, Round Rock Black Parents AssociationFarah Muscadin, Director for the City of Austin’s Office of Police OversightAdditional Resources: IUPRA Issue Brief: Law Enforcement in TexasSchools Report: Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization Appleseed Report: Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline Post Education article: Police in schools: Keeping kids safe, or arresting them for no good reason?