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What Siri Can’t Tell You

The navigation apps so accessible in our cars and on our phones are to me, magical. Siri, Google Maps and the like save us collectively from hundreds of thousands of lost hours each day by saving us from, well, being lost. Siri also may have saved a few relationships by sparing couples from arguing about…

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How None Of Us Read The Privacy Notifications

You know the feeling, you need to use an app or a piece of software and, suddenly, you encounter a big, legal document asking for your consent. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: May 23, 2017

The Manchester bomb attack sparks reaction across Texas; a former top national security adviser explores the implications. Also they’re calling it an emergency issue. With just a few days left in the legislative session, why are the governor, Lt. Governor, and the attorney General demanding lawmakers take up the issue of voter ID? Plus in…

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Texas Standard: March 29, 2017

The dismantling of the clean power plan, a catastrophe? A former Obama Administration official says it’s the right thing to do, we’ll explore. Also the US supreme court takes a step that could have a profound impact on who Texas sends to death row. Plus public colleges and universities across Texas bracing for what looks…

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Texas Standard: May 12, 2016

It was a deadly explosion that rocked a sense of security…3 years later, another jolt shaking the town of west Texas. We’ll explore. Texas is home to one of the largest squads of mosquito fighters in the country, but are they big enough to tackle the new threat of Zika… Also, a tempest in a…

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2016

Top 10 and you’re in: its supposed to promote diversity in the state’s colleges and universities. How well is that working? We’ll find out. Also justice Scalia dies in west Texas and no hearings are in sight on a replacement. A top Texas constitutional scholar says it doesn’t have to be that way. An idea…

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Texas Standard: January 8, 2016

Coming up: two men arrested for terrorism related charges. One in California the other in Houston. What’s the story? We’ll explore. And you’ve heard about the standoff in Oregon? It’s been going on for a week…But did you know about the standoff in Texas that lasted more than a decade? An armed man’s been holding…

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