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Newscast January 18th, 2022

We hear from Steven Folberg, an Austin rabbi, who discussed how this weekend's hostage situation affected the Texas Jewish communities. We also hear from Michael Lee, the executive director of the Texas Association of Rural Schools, who walks us through the different types of staffing shortages rural schools are facing.

Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.