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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: March 24, 2017

A vote on health care? Or something else? As republican leaders scramble for votes, what does it mean to be a republican? We’ll explore. Also, 15 percent of UT Austin women have been victims of rape according to the accidentally released details of a landmark study. We’ll hear about the survey and how the numbers…

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Texas Standard: March 22, 2017

Is this the end of what’s been known as Obamacare? The Texas delegation split as a vote comes down to the wire. Plus, they say no one’s above the law, but is the FBI above politics? Not if history is any indicator. Why James Comey’s command performance at the capitol this week may be seen…

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Texas Standard: March 15, 2017

Two Texas lawmakers may have discovered a cure for what ails our political process. The catch: someone’s gotta pay for the gas. Also all across the US the numbers grow to nearly 500 so-called sanctuary cities and jurisdictions. That number may be about to shrink: lawmakers hear from everyday Texans on a bill to draw…

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Texas Standard: March 13, 2017

Did Texas Republicans draw up districts intentionally to dilute minority voting strength? A federal court says yes: now what? It used to be known as the spinach capitol of the world. These days, it’s famous as the city where nearly every top official was charged with corruption. Crystal City: one year later. Also: it’s part…

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Texas Standard: February 8, 2017

A new criminal charge: failure to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Upping the stakes in a so called sanctuary city bill, we’ll have the latest. Also the immigration and travel order now being litigated in the 9th circuit: the proverbial tip of the iceberg? NPR’s John Burnett joins us to explore whether we’re witnessing something…

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Texas Standard: January 6, 2017

The report cards are in —and what do they teach us about the state of Texas public schools? A collision course over the grading system. Also, water closets everywhere, but who gets to use which ones? Texas lawmakers move to regulate public bathrooms a la North Carolina, as business groups warn that the price could…

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Texas Standard: November 14, 2016

From cyberbullying bills to political ethics rules, what’s just over the horizon for Texas? We’re about to find out for real. Plus as the Feds send more force to the border, there are signs Texas law enforcement may lighten up on the southern frontier. We’ll hear why. Also, republican administrations are often thought of as…

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Texas Standard: February 29, 2016

It has the potential to be a landmark case before the nation’s highest court a test of Texas abortions restrictions. Also- a wave of immigrants at the Texas border…who don’t get turned away. But instead, get a welcome to stay as long as they want. We’ll hear what’s happening and why. Gimme a B, gimme…

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Texas Standard: November 20, 2015

An attack in Africa. A former french colony. How does it fit into the events of the past 7 days? A top adviser to the secretary of state weighs in. And making sense of the situation in Mali- Ambassador Kristie Kenney Joins us… Plus: 5 Texas democrats in the house join 47 others bucking their…

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June 17, 2017

Big Bad Bill? Not so much, but as hurricane season gets underway, there’s a new warning about the trillion dollar price tag. Texas leads the nation in prison sexual assault. But of the hundreds of reported cases of prison workers preying on inmates…only 9 have been sentenced to serve time. Also, the story of one…

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June 16, 2015

Disaster recovery teams are activated and millions brace for more rain and Bill takes aim on Texas. We’re on top of the big story today as a tropical storm makes landfall…sparking concerns of flooding from Corpus to Houston, Austin and Northeast Texas… Also The Supreme Court decides not to second guess a North Carolina abortion…

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