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Texas Standard: February 18, 2016

Imagine getting a message at work saying you’re at risk for diabetes… How some employers are tracking worker health data. We’ll explore… Also Texas Senator Ted Cruz continues to battle it out on the campaign trail with one Donald J. Trump… we’ll unpack the heated race. Plus… We all know Texas is highly dependent on…

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Texas Standard: November 12, 2015

The biggest breach of attorney client privilege in US history. Was a Dallas based company recording confidential phone calls? And University professors protesting campus carry say their next stop might be the courthouse. What’ll it take to make the case? Many Americans learn too late about the real value money. A Texas school district is…

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Live Long and Barbecue

You’ve probably heard by now that the World Health Organization has determined processed meats might be more problematic than previously thought. David Fruchter used that as inspiration for this week’s poem.

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Texas Standard: September 17, 2015

The homemade clock and the high school arrest heard round the world -a case of Islamophobia, or something more? Should army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held for five years by the Taliban face a court marshall–that’s the question in San Antonio today. Also a doctor shortage across Texas…and a possible remedy. Plus, boil a bag of…

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Texas Standard: September 2, 2015

Different perspectives on police shootings -literally- as officials investigate what are now two videos of a hands-up killing in San Antonio. Also, Long before Caitlyn Jenner there was the country’s first openly transgendered judge…in Texas. We’ll meet her. Plus, online grocery shopping and your labor day barbecue- viewed from the sides. All that and so…

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Texas Standard: August 12, 2015

An unarmed black teen shot by police. The officer who pulled the trigger -fired. But for the people of Arlington, is that enough? We’ll explore. After a deadly listeria outbreak, Blue Bell Trucks return to the streets: but what about the road to respectability? Also in prison, phone calls are expensive. Sometimes letters don’t get…

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Summer in TX

2015 had been a pretty temperate summer but, now, it’s hot — darn hot! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.

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