Texas state parks reopened this morning – albeit with some limitations, and retail stores can re-open Friday for delivery and pickup orders. These are the first steps in Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to re-open the Texas economy and begin easing back on social distancing. On Friday, the governor laid out the plan saying it’ll be incremental and science-based. That raised questions about how much more capacity for COVID-19 screenings the state needs.
One toddler became dizzy, fell and hit her head after drinking from a large bottle of hand sanitizer. A woman had a scary coughing and wheezing fit while soaking her produce in a sink containing bleach, vinegar and hot water.
Following in the footsteps of four early visitors to Texas, artist Mark Dion assembled a mini-museum of plants, artifacts and bones for the Amon Carter. Now a documentary on KERA-TV follows Dion at work.
Rob Rapley joins us to talk about Norman E. Borlaug, who won praise for his work on disease resistance crops – which also came with unintended consequences.
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