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Texas Standard: September 30, 2020

Politics as unusual or the new normal? What’s the take away from a chaotic spectacle billed as the first presidential debate of this general election? We’ll have more on the so called presidential debate, one which many analysts panned as neither a debate nor presidential. Also, a brain killing amoeba leads to a boil water…

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The Thieves of Delight

The last crops of the season are being plucked from gardens across Texas — at least if human gardeners can get to them before the other creatures! That’s the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Who Is That Guy With The ‘Giant Bird’ In South Austin?

In our latest, “Hi, Who Are You?” story, we hear the story of a man and his bird — and the family that wanted to meet them.

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Texas Standard: July 27, 2018

After fears yesterday of a broader downturn following Facebook’s steep stock drop, a stunning new number on the state of the economy. 4.1%: that’s how fast the economy grew in the second quarter. We’ll look at what the numbers add up to in this time of tariffs and talk of trade wars. Also, Nicaragua reported…

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Texas Standard: July 7, 2016

Texas versus New York. There’s clearly a bit of a rivalry there and it may just have heated up over a hot-button issue. Plus Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been quieter since suspending his campaign for president… but his political machine hasn’t slowed down… it may just be re-tooling. Also… 1.4 million Texas public education…

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Grackles

If you’ve ever eaten on the patio of an Austin restaurant, you’ve probably kept a close eye on the black birds that swoop in on your tortilla chips: the grackles. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Grackles

They’re annoying. They’re mean. They’re filthy. But we love to hate them.

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