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Texas Standard: October 18, 2019

This time it seems it’s for real: the Energy secretary caught up in an impeachment inquiry, is coming home to Texas. We’ll have the latest on the return of Rick Perry. Other stories were tracking: Fort Worth is the biggest city in Texas without a police oversight board. After last weekend’s police shooting of a…

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Why Does The Top Of Austin’s Tallest Building Look ‘Unfinished’?

Everyone’s an architecture critic. But why does the crown on “The Independent” look the way it does?

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Texas Standard: May 8, 2019

Austin’s the largest city in the U.S. without a public defenders office, but that may be about to change. We’ll look at why the push and what it means. Also, we’ll meet the Texas doctor developing replacement internal organs using 3d printers. And delays for trucks trying to cross the border, the U.S. and Texas…

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Time-Traveling With Frederick Law Olmsted

If I could have any wish I would choose to be a time-traveler. Some say time travel will be possible one day, and some say it is the stuff of fairy tales. So, I guess until Elon Musk invents that mythical machine, books will have to do. Books give us the next best thing. They…

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John S. Chase (Ep. 34, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 interview with the late John S. Chase, about his experiences as a pioneering architecture student at the University of Texas and the first licensed African American architect in the state of Texas.

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Texas Standard: February 28, 2018

We begin by talking about national election security. Also, the long awaited tracker of hurricane Harvey spending is out: we’ll tell you more. Plus towns near the Texas/Louisiana border flooded before and after Harvey. learn about their recovery efforts. Plus, Election information “compromised” by Russian hackers? In Texas? We’ll take a look. And watch out!…

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Texas Standard: February 20, 2017

One month after taking office, historically low approval ratings for the President: but in Texas new numbers tell quite a different story. Also a working vacation for members of congress? Many appear to be busy this week avoiding hometown constituents but who’s gonna pay for that wall? Mexico warns the price for deteriorating relations may…

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Breaking Color Lines with the late John Chase (Ep. 6, 2014)

An interview with the late John S. Chase, the first African American to enroll in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas, and the first licensed black architect in the state of Texas.

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