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Texas Standard: August 28, 2015

Kids serving hard time in Texas prisons- what happens when they age into adulthood behind bars and are released into society? Also, the shooter who killed two journalists on live TV in Virginia wanted notoriety – should the media deny that to him by limiting coverage of his identity? Plus -why the speed of traffic…

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Texas Standard: August 27, 2015

American gun violence was shoved into our faces with the shooting of two reporters on live TV. What is the doing to our minds? A cognitive psychologist weights in on the emotional effect watching of the Virginia shooting. Also- morale in the Dallas police department…officers are leaving the force and response times are going up….

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Texas Standard: August 26, 2015

Two Virginia journalists shot dead during a live TV broadcast today, opening new conversations around violence and the media. We’ll speak with a journalism professor about the ethics of airing video of the shooting. Plus, the battle over the Alamo in 2015 -pitting the daughters of the republic of Texas against the general land office….

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Texas Standard: August 25, 2015

The flood of immigrant children trying to enter the Texas border illegally has been cut in HALF. Is it proof the Texas border surge worked? Not everyone thinks so. Plus, your property tax bill could change depending on the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the city of Austin against the state of Texas. Also,…

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Texas Standard: August 24, 2015

Millions of Texas children are back to school today – but some kids who are u-s citizens can’t get in because their parents entered the country illegally. The legal fight over birth certificates for the children of undocumented immigrants. Plus, women’s equality day is this week- how much less are women earning for doing the…

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Texas Standard: August 21, 2015

On today’s show the future of women in combat. And, in the land of the oil bust, the repo man looms large. Plus, Houston gets its first electronic flash flood gates. And, what’s it like moving 600 hospital patients, across a sky bridge over a busy street in Dallas. All those stories and more on…

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Texas Standard: August 20, 2015

Water woes in Texas. How flooding reshaped the Buffalo Bayou. And the opportunity before Godzilla el Nino hits. Today, twelve million dollars for a new treatment plant and the water is still unsafe? Plus, why right now might the the perfect time to make some home repairs… And, does your kid really need that gaming…

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Texas Standard: August 19, 2015

Today, reading on screens- how digital media influences our attention span, both online and off. Also…let’s take a trip out to West Texas, where growers at the state’s biggest winery first faced the challenge of hot, dry weather. Then, trying to convincing folks to drop the can and pick up a bottle. Plus, what’s better…

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Texas Standard: August 18, 2015

Smokey bacon margaritas, deep fried alligator and fried carrot cake rolls: It can only mean one thing – the State Fair of Texas is returning. Plus: It’s almost back-to-school time for students at Prairie View A&M – the school Sandra Bland attended, and had landed a job at when she was arrested. We’ll check with…

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Texas Standard: August 17, 2015

The UT Austin statue of Jefferson Davis was supposed to move to a museum this weekend…Why that didn’t happen, and we talk with Davis’ great great grandson on today’s Texas Standard. A Texas man is sentenced- to marriage? Turns out some judges like to hand out strange punishments. Also, hacking into medical devices. And waiting…

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Texas Standard: August 14, 2015

Three months after shootout that made world headlines what do new autopsies tell us about what really happened in Waco? Also, Not San Francisco, not Miami, not Houston- across the entire US, few places are as red hot for residential real estate as Plano, Texas. And this time, it doesn’t look like a bubble. We’ll…

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Texas Standard: August 13, 2015

How many police shootings since the start of the year? Though data is hard to come by, there may be a crowdsourced solution. Also, you’ve heard of flash floods…but what about flash droughts? That’s the term more and more climatologists are using to describe the state of Texas right now…we’ll have more. Also…is the heat…

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Texas Standard: August 12, 2015

An unarmed black teen shot by police. The officer who pulled the trigger -fired. But for the people of Arlington, is that enough? We’ll explore. After a deadly listeria outbreak, Blue Bell Trucks return to the streets: but what about the road to respectability? Also in prison, phone calls are expensive. Sometimes letters don’t get…

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Texas Standard: August 11, 2015

Before the first shot is ever fired…what justifies a police officer drawing a sidearm from the holster? The rules of engagement today on the Texas Standard. Plus – oops there it is: some grim developments at Camp Perry, as one of the Presidential candidates pulls the plug on paychecks…we’ll explore. Plus, a teacher shortage nationwide…a…

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Texas Standard: August 10, 2015

Another officer shooting, another unarmed black man- this time in North Texas. The case of Christian Taylor today on the Texas Standard. Also, the Obama Administration was ordered to shutdown Texas immigrant detention centers. But the justice department is asking to keep them open…we’ll hear the rationale. Plus, he may be trumping the rest of…

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Texas Standard: August 7, 2015

The media circus has moved on…but family members have not. A conversation with Sandra Bland’s sister today on the Texas Standard. The numbers on incarcerated African American Women don’t add up…we’ll talk about what one Texas newspaper editor calls the New Jane Crow. 5 million dollars: the reward the US is offering for the capture…

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Texas Standard: August 6, 2015

Texas’s strict voter ID law struck down? Not so fast. Despite what you may have heard, voters are still very much in limbo. Also, deja vu for an embattled attorney general who faces even more legal trouble, this time possible contempt over same sex marriage laws. We’ll explain. And the FCC may well cut the…

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Texas Standard: August 5, 2015

A mugshot, a missing towel, a trifle? Or a sign that the well connected in Texas get white collar justice? The controversy today on the Texas Standard. Also, he’s a Texan with big plans and he’s having a very special guest over for dinner. We’ll hear why Hillary Clinton’s accepted the invitation, and what both…

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Texas Standard: August 4, 2015

In a town best known for its fruitcakes, door to door raids and detentions send shockwaves and raise questions. The story today on the Texas Standard. It’s the final countdown: who’ll be in the top 10 for the GOP debate? Another question: does the method add up? Also: a possible tipping point in reducing cow’s…

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Texas Standard: August 3, 2015

The top lawman in Texas indicted on three felony counts. What this means for a Tea Party favorite and for the state as a whole–today on the Texas Standard. Sweeping new curbs on carbon, and how Texas plans to respond. Also seeking sanctuary: a Guatemalan living in a Texas church, fearful of deportation because she’s…

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