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Texas Standard: September 16, 2020

Despite less money and name recognition than the incumbent, some think MJ Hegar has a strong chance of making political history in November. Many political analysts think air force veteran and teacher M.J. Hegar has the best chance of reclaiming a seat in the US senate for Texas democrats for the first time in two…

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Texas Standard: August 31, 2020

Election day now almost 2 months away, and new battles forming over who in Texas gets to vote where and how. The Texas Secretary of State’s office threatens legal action over Harris county’s plan to send absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in the county, we’ll have the latest. Also a mass shooting in…

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Texas Standard: July 28, 2020

COVID-19 cases are plateauing in the Lone Star State. But that’s not the end of the story, we’ll have the latest. Also, how Texas A&M is strategically positioned to mass produce a COVID-19 vaccine. And how racism also occurs within communities of color. Plus Disaster declarations after Hanna and what the governor is doing to…

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Texas Standard: June 17, 2020

One size fits all does not work for Texas, so say the mayors of nine cities imploring the governor to help them get Texans back to safety guidelines. El Paso mayor Dee Margo, one of the signatories to a letter to governor Abbot tells us why he and his colleagues are asking for the power…

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Protest and Change

Demonstrations for Black Lives Matter over the past few weeks have already led to changes in policy and in society, yet as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, keeping up momentum for reform after the protests can be challenging.

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Texas Standard: June 9, 2020

The latest chapter in the civil rights struggle and the young people at the center of it demanding change. As mourners gather in Houston to honor George Floyd, we hear from some of the voices of a younger generation who grew up hearing stories of Reverend King and the freedom riders, and now find themselves…

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Texas Standard : June 8, 2020

What began as protests over George Floyd mark something larger: a shift in Texas and nationwide over the use of police power. A closer look today on the Texas Standard. In cities in Texas, as elsewhere, demonstrations against the inequitable use of police force sparks calls for defunding and or dismantling police departments as we…

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Texas Standard: June 1, 2020

Texans across the state join nationwide protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, as officials try to control nighttime looting and violence. In cities large and small, peaceful protests over police brutality devolve into violent clashes, vandalism and mayhem over the weekend. And the governor calls in state troopers and national guard…

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Texas Standard: August 16, 2016

Texas politicians have to disclose how they’re spending on campaigns unless they’ve bought a campaign in a box. The lid comes off today we’ll explore. Plus more than just the facts: new research shows how race and social media combine to shape perceptions of events like the recent Dallas police shooting. Also, a beer battle…

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Texas Standard: August 3, 2016

The state attorney raised concerns about laws being broken. She was fired and offered money not to sue. Now her story’s coming out, we’ll explore. Plus: days from now, Texas is set to put to death a man who didn’t actually kill anyone. We’ll hear why. Also, as the media spotlights a scuffle between Donald…

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Texas Standard: September 18, 2015

Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter- maintaining the peace as groups converge on the Texas Capitol. Also, the glass ceiling in college athletics- what’s preventing women from reaching top posts at top universities? Plus, the story behind a new safe haven for survivors of modern day slavery …And Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison,…

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Race In America

Race in America This month’s episode recognizes Black History Month by bringing together several scholars for a discussion of race in contemporary America. As we look back on 2014, we celebrate the achievements of African-Americans, but we also find racial inequality and abuses of power and privilege that continue to endanger and oppress non-white Americans….

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