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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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Texas Standard: July 31, 2015

Bedsheets, clothing, trash bags- a review of Texas jailhouse suicides raises questions of what officials can do turn things around- today on the Texas Standard. In the wake of scandals at the VA hospitals- legislation to make it easier to fire bad actors hits a roadblock – we’ll hear why. Also, freedom of choice was…

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Texas Standard: July 30, 2015

Texas has safeguards to prevent jail suicides. So why did they fail Sandra Bland and why so many jail suicides statewide? Jonathan Pollard, convicted Israeli spy and native son of Texas. His imminent and controversial release turns a spotlight on his backstory. Also, the Trans-Pacific Partnership faces a Friday deadline to reach a deal and…

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2015

It’s not just a series of videos anymore—as hearings get underway on the business practices of Planned Parenthood, today on the Texas Standard. Also, what ever happened to Jade Helm? The unprecedented military exercise in Texas and across the Southwest? We’ll get an update from one of the self-proclaimed watchers. The Chinese stock markets may…

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Texas Standard: July 28, 2015

The pro-choice movement faces more than a PR crisis—exploring the grey area in the law and ethics of fetal tissue transfers- today on the Texas Standard. As the spotlight on drug abuse focuses on opioids, in Texas, alarms begin to sound on the return of another destructive drug trend. Also, three Texas cities take dubious…

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Texas Standard: July 27, 2015

A judge orders the release of thousands of families from immigrant detention centers–so why is no one being released? Another mass shooting, another debate about guns. But politicians remain silent on another issue that’s a factor in nearly every single mass shooting in modern history. It’s being called the biggest scandal in Texas sports right…

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Texas Standard: July 24, 2015

Not guilty? Not so fast. A ruling today in favor of Rick Perry still leaves him on the hook. What it means for the would be president, today on the Texas Standard. The blue lights flashing in the rear view mirror. Now what? A longtime police officer who now trains law enforcement on what to…

Texas Standard: July 23, 2015

She told jail officials she had previously attempted suicide- 3 days later she was dead in her cell. What happened..and failed to happen. Also, do optics Trump substance? As the man polls claim to be the Republican front runner lands in Texas..The mayor of a border town worries about being used as a political backdrop….

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Texas Standard: July 22, 2015

Put out that cigarette, please. Get out of the car or I will light you up. What is a lawful order? And what isn’t? We’ll try to break down the events of the Texas DPS dash cam video that the nation is talking about. Also, Texas A&M trained untold thousands of Aggies in the care…

Texas Standard: July 21, 2015

The dust bowl, in reverse? As parched California goes bone dry- the headline across Texas..drought is over. In the run up to 2012 Rick Perry trumped up his cowboy in chief bonafides. Today, Rick Perry’s running without the Texas swagger..and some say, he tossed his mojo too… we’ll take a look. Despite the diplomatic thaw,…

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Texas Standard: July 20, 2015

From prayer walks to protests, on the streets and online, a death at a Texas jail becomes the focus of global attention, we’ll have the latest on the story of Sandra Bland-the 28 year old who died in police custody in Waller County. Also,a landlord asks longtime tenants to prove legal immigration status- now tenants…

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Texas Standard: July 17, 2015

The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas County Jail. What started as a traffic stop is now a federal investigation and national concern. As investigations continue into the motive behind yesterday’s shootings in Chattanooga, in a small north Texas town fearful resident residents pack city hall to stop a Muslim cemetery. We’ll have the…

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Texas Standard: July 16, 2015

Born in Texas, but denied a birth certificate. 17 Immigrant families file a civil rights suit saying their documents should be good enough. Also, a nuclear deal between Iran and the US…could North Korea be next? We’ll explore the possibilities. The city that almost singlehandedly gave birth to the concept of reefer madness is leading…

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Texas Standard: July 15, 2015

Day one of Jade Helm 15–after all the jokes about Americans invading Texas, how do folks on the home front really feel? That’s today on the Texas Standard. With a new investigation launched by the Governor’s office, Planned Parenthood is again on the defensive. We’ll have details. Also, the new energy boom—and no, it;s not…

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Texas Standard: July 14, 2015

As Iran celebrates a deal with the great satan, some Texas lawmakers say the devil’s in the details. In a war at the border, the feds bring in a french killer. Curious? So were we. we’ll hear the backstory. The wedding capital of Texas—still ambivalent about same sex marriage? In the wee hours of this…

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