"Hunger In Texas" Highlights For Investigative Category | 2021 Scripps Howard Awards
Texas Public Radio published extensively on hunger in Texas for the first eight months of the pandemic. Paul Flahive's reporting on hunger — especially the investigative components — spurred the creation of more longform reporting and a new podcast.
The following is a selection of 10 stories highlighting TPR's coverage on hunger in Texas during the COVID-19 crisis. Please click on the bolded links to listen to audio and to see the full online presentation for each story.
Hunger In Texas: No End In Sight For Pandemic Food Lines | September 23, 2020
This statewide radio special — which aired in the San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas metro areas among others — combines the first two episodes of "The Shakeout" podcast in radio broadcast form.
- Modern Day Breadlines, Once 'Surreal', Become Commonplace
- In the Face of a Pandemic, Universal Basic Income Is Having a Moment
TRACKING PUBLIC DATA AND FOOD BANK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC
Pandemic Drives More Americans To Food Banks | October 7, 2020
Letter from Congress subcommitee to USDA | October 9, 2020
Item #4 in this letter from the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Departmental Operations to the Secretary of Agriculture specifically mentions reporting from TPR on CRE8AD8 misleading the USDA. The letter also specifically requests that the USDA provide documents in response to the station’s Freedom of Information Act request.