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Texas Standard: December 2, 2019

21 dead in a shootout south of the border involving Mexican forces and drug cartels. Drug related violence or terrorism at the Texas border? What’s in a name? Although president Trump has threatened to designate Mexico’s drug cartels terrorist organizations, people in Mexico view the violence through a more complicated lens, according to a new…

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Texas Standard: October 8, 2019

U.S. Soldiers coming home, but what are they leaving behind? We’ll have a closer look at the decision to get U.S. troops out of northern Syria and why that matters. Also, China calls foul: how Houston found itself at the center of an international incident over Hong Kong. And word from Corpus Christi that the…

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Texas Standard: April 8, 2019

A surprise resignation by the head of Homeland Security and the impact amid rising numbers of people crossing the southern border. Also a top immigration official temporarily takes over the post of a department founded to fight terrorism after 9/11, we’ll have more. And as the president postpones a promised border shutdown, anxiety persists at…

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Texas Standard: February 18, 2019

A construction on what at the border? As the wall gets the lion’s share of attention, a new facility for asylum seekers is going up. We’ll have details. Also, we often bemoan the growing political divide. But is it possible we were just born this way? A new book by a San Antonio based researcher…

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Long Distance Fan

Do you sometimes feel like a strawberry in a sea of burnt orange? Or a golden nugget in a crowd of blue and silver? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: October 18, 2018

It started with a few hundred headed for the U.S. border, now 4 thousand strong: the Honduran caravan en route for the U.S. border, we’ll have the latest. Also, days away from the start of early voting, and a once reliably Republican congressional district now one of the most closely watched of the election season….

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Texas Standard: March 16, 2018

Now more than 300 federal agents join police in the Texas capitol city to get to the bottom of a mystery over package bombs left on front stoops. Three bombs, two dead and a whole lot of questions, we’ll explore. We’ll hear about the first fatality, a talented 17 year old en route to UNT’s…

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Texas Standard: March 15, 2018

20 billion dollars in debt: a Texas-based giant in the entertainment industry files for bankruptcy, we’ll explain. Also, big pushback against Putin a day after the UK announces sanctions against Russia, the US issues sanctions of its own over election interference. We’ll have the latest. And Texans getting sandbagged by callers claiming to be from…

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Texas Standard: January 25, 2018

The mayor of Plano joins a boycott of a meeting with president Trump. The mayor of McKinney says that was a mistake, we’ll have the latest. Also, governor Abbott appeals to the Trump administration to get money to fund the state’s healthy Texas women’s program. But why was it being withheld in the first place?…

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Texas Standard: July 6, 2016

A Texas delegate pens an open letter to the head of the national GOP…get out of the way and get ready for a shakeup. A texan plotting to trump Trump at the party convention… we’ll hear her story. Also, if you’re homeschooling kids, do you really have to, if you’re convinced that the rapture is…

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Texas Standard: April 8, 2016

Texas tops the national news on the April 8th the latest: a shoot at a military base in San Antonio. Also- the latest on a shooting incident at Lackland air force base…also a cellphone video of a 12 year old slammed to the ground by school police stirs debate over the line between maintaining order…

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2015

Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its…

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The Path of Spencer Haywood (Ep. 47, 2015)

ABA and NBA legend Spencer Haywood talks about his successes and struggles in sports and courts, and his journey to reach the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Texas Standard: June 22, 2015

After protests and hunger strikes freedom for scores of south Texas detainees…congressman Joaquin Castro joins us. $300 million in spending cuts…with the stroke of the governor’s pen. We’ll hear what got dropped over the weekend, and what it means for the bigger picture. Using well water in the Barnett shale could be hazardous to your…

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College and NBA Basketball, with T.J. Ford (Ep. 4, 2014)

Former UT and NBA basketball player looks back on a successful yet injury-ridden career in basketball, and his induction into the University of Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor.

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