On Fronteras: 'El Chapo' Extradicted?, Country Singer Red Simpson's Legacy
“El Chapo” Captured – Will Drug Lord Be Tried In the U.S?
In the news this week - Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. First, Mexican Marines captured the elusive escapee in a shootout. Then in Rolling Stone magazine, actor Sean Penn revealed he secretly met with “El Chapo” last October in a Mexican jungle while the drug cartel leader was on the run. Next, is whether Guzman will be extradited to San Diego to stand trial on federal drug trafficking charges? U.S. authorities had sought his extradition a month before he escaped from a Mexican prison last July.
Tom Fudge of KPBS talked with Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego about the possibility of a U.S. trial.
West Texas Sheriff's Drug Trafficking Life Sentence Reduced
In West Texas, The life sentence of former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson for a federal drug trafficking conviction has been reduced to 30 years. Fronteras reporter Lorne Matalon at Marfa Public Radio has more on a lawman who was once a symbol of the “War on Drugs.”
Few Low Income Students Enroll In Top Colleges
Only three percent of students who attend the country’s top colleges and universities come from low-income families. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, a foundation report says these top schools should be doing more – by giving admissions preference to poor students.
Technology Company Expansion Forces Renters Out
In Austin, some progress equaled displacement. The Oracle technology company’s plans for a new waterfront campus and housing for its employees is forcing renters out of their affordable apartments. KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy has more.
Financial Experts Advise Entrepreneurs On Money Management
It’s a bleak statistic, but true: Most new small businesses fail within two years. The secret to success? Understanding how to manage money. KERA’s Courtney Collins spotlights a Dallas workshop helping startups proceed with monetary caution.
Truck Driving Country Music Pioneer Red Simpson’s Legacy
If you were trucking America’s highways in the 60s and 70s, chances are you listened to truck songs by Red Simpson. The singer helped pioneer the hard driving twang known as country music’s “Bakersfield Sound.” Simpson died last weekend at the age of 81. From Marfa Public Radio, here’s Tom Michael.