Texas Standard

March 3, 2015

Are you vaccinated? Are you sure? Chances are the court doesn’t know either. Also, why grade inflation gets a pass around these parts. Plus, arguments tomorrow in a case that could alter healthcare for millions across Texas and beyond. All that and much more on today’s episode of the Texas Standard.

March 2, 2015

Texas money to fight terrorists abroad? Meet the group raising funds for Christian soldiers to take on ISIS. Plus: Peering into journals of every day Texans, and five things every Texan needs to do before they die. Also: Al-Shabaab on the Texas border -political propaganda or serious terrorist threat? All that and more, on this…

February 27, 2015

Land of the free and the home of the hacker? Why Texas ranks top for e-fraudsters. Also, echoes of the D.C. sniper attacks with random shootings in Houston. Plus, Andy Roddick speaks out on Texas Education and – unlike some other sports heroes – still refuses to bite his tongue. All that and more on…

February 26, 2015

What’s the difference between right and wrong? After the sniper trial a proposal to change the insanity defense. And, the right to try-a push for experimental drugs. Yik Yak-yuk? A social media platform aimed at colleges- and colleges are firing back. Also, why are so many Texas kids leaving college money on the table? Plus,…

February 25, 2015

As the courts brace for battle over halting deportations, where’s the outrage over the other unilateral immigration action? Plus, the Texas tax cuts of 2015 — will they happen, who’ll keep their money and why? Also, youngsters step up to school the rest of us on the trouble with coeducation in Texas. And after the thaw, tips on…

February 24, 2015

Unsubstantiated shootings and allegations of excessive force–now a test begins to police the border patrol. Plus, a company turning the field of foster care into a cash cow. Also, anti-feminist, anti-freedom, anti-modern, pro-beheadings-what could make a paternalistic death cult attractive to teenage girls? And, closer to home, the return of Billy the Kid-notorious outlaw-think again….

February 23, 2015

Winter storm watches and warnings stretch across the top two-thirds of Texas, a deadline to fund homeland security and a showdown in Washington to tie funding to immigration policy. A South Texas prison riot is under control, but for how long? And what do the Koch Brothers, the Sierra Club and the founder of Space…

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February 20, 1015

A license was filed, and Texas’ first legal same-sex marriage was performed – unless it never really happened? Plus: Who foots the bill for Border Security? An Oscars check-in to see which Texans will make us proud. A teenager angling for a trip to Mars, and tiny’s the next big thing in social networks. All…

February 19, 2015

The first ever same-sex couple was married in Texas today. A top Texas economist warns that within hours, there could be a total bank collapse in Greece. Also, a new plan to calculate all the costs of electricity in Texas. And the barbecue wars of 2015. All that, and much more, on today’s episode of…

February 18, 2015

Ethics in Texas politics and the road to the U.S. as thousands of Syrians flee the fighting. A Texas experiment puts women against men in a simulated Wall Street and do we Texans have our own language. All that, and much more, on today’s episode of the Standard:

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February 17, 2015

Chemical weapons in Iraq seized by US forces 10 years ago. Does this rewrite the history of the Iraq conflict? Also a story that affects millions across Texas and far beyond as a Texas judge stops President Obama’s anti-deportation order in its tracks. One two three stoplight, a Texas lawmaker plans to put the brakes…

February 16, 2015

Corpus, Dallas, El Paso and beyond. Today, the mayors of the top 10 Texas cities join forces for the first time. Also, should a private company have the power to take your property? A North Texas republican says something’s gotta change. Do you remember the Alamo? Sure hope so, because part of its disappearing at…

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February 13, 2015

A man convicted of murder nearly two decades ago – and the appeal that could get him off of death row. Plus, the oldest synagogue in Texas: Who tore it down, and why? Also: Poor grades? Low SAT’s? Perhaps you qualify for UT’s off-the-books admissions process. And a Valentine’s search for the real heart of Texas. All…

February 12, 2015

Groups pushing gun rights set their sights on Austin – and campus carry is the target. President Obama wants new authority to take on Islamic terrorists as his strategy in Yemen crumbles. Plus: How the craft beer business in Texas is beating the big boys. All this and more, on today’s episode of the Standard:

February 11, 2015

The oil bust gets all the headlines, but what about that crisis in that other liquid resource – one that’s even more valuable? Plus: the football player, the transgender partner, and the killing that’s the talk of Tyler, Texas. Also, remembering the man mislabeled the “Sepia Sinatra” – Bobby “Blue” Bland.  All that and more, on…

February 10, 2015

Twenty-six states turn to Brownsville, Texas where ruling on whether the White House has gone too far. A reversal of fortune- Mexican Immigrants on the road back home. South by South what some businesses perish on this years festival. Also boring down on ear worms new science behind the songs that stick. And how to…

February 9, 2015

From Texas twisters to Texas temblors, the source of this latest scare may not be what you think. Also, a new era in space exploration and a possible booster rocket for the Texas spirit. Plus, there’s something in the West Texas wind and it smells a lot like antibiotics. All that and more on today’s…

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February 6, 2015

The spotlight turns to a tiny Texas town for the American Sniper trial, but how hard is it to separate fact from fiction? Also this hour: amid a measles outbreak, why part of Texas has become a hotbed for vaccination waivers.Plus Texas versus florida–who’s crazier? You decide. All that and much more on this week’s…

TX Standard 23: Freshman Year in a Car

We meet the Texas State student who spent his first year of college with a secret: his home was his auto.

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TX Standard 22: Cricket Power

A Texas food company hopes to sell America on getting an energy boost from bugs. We’ll sample the big idea behind ‘Hopper Bars’.

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