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Texas Standard: January 17, 2020

As the senate takes up impeachment, it takes up something else in the spirit of bipartisanship with major implications for Texas, we’ll hear all about it. Also, Texas among the states becoming magnets for people from Puerto Rico. As the territory hits population lows, who’s left? And remembering a moment that made Barbara Jordan a…

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Texas Standard: March 28, 2019

A tipping point at the border and pessimistic projections about the possibility of tragedy amid record numbers of asylum seekers. We’ll have the latest from El Paso where migrant families are being fenced into a makeshift shelter under a highway bridge. Also, a Texas mother files a federal lawsuit seeking 125 million from the Weather…

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In 15 Minutes, Barbara Jordan Built A Legacy

Andy Warhol summed up our modern, technology-driven world: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” But Barbara Jordan turned this idea on its head. In 15 minutes, she delivered a speech that gave her lasting, worldwide fame. She was only 38 when she, on national television, argued for the indictment of Richard…

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The Late George T. “Mickey” Leland (Ep. 35, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1981 conversation with the late George T. “Mickey” Leland, former U.S. Representative from the 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Leland died in a plane crash in Africa in 1989.

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Texas Standard: February 19, 2016

We’re pretty familiar these days with the standard political party views on immigration but how have they evolved over the decades? We’ll explore. Also a state-led effort to prevent the need for foster care in some cases… we’ll take a look. Plus- are you snacking right now? How adult eating habits may be linked to…

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George T “Mickey” Leland (Ep. 39, 2015)

A 1981 conversation with the late Honorable George T. “Mickey” Leland, former U.S. Representative from Texas who died in a 1989 plane crash while on a humanitarian mission in Africa.

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