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Texas Standard: August 28, 2019

As fall approaches the political season heats up: and a shift in the role of Texas in one of the most consequential election seasons in modern memory. Coming up a conversation with Gromer Jeffers, political writer for the Dallas Morning News, on why the Texas factor in the 2020 election year goes way beyond the…

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Texas Standard: June 21, 2019

A mass migration from California to Texas. Is it all about the Benjamins? Or could it say something about the future of the U.S.? Two visions for the future of America, and according to the Economist Magazine, one is better suited for the future, we’ll hear why. Also, is Texas big enough for a second…

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People Keep Moving To Austin. But Where Are They Coming From?

About 145 people moved to Austin each day last year. Where did they move from?

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Texas Standard: November 14, 2018

Fighting fire with…Texans. Crews from the Lone Star State travel west to help Californians battling historic blazes on several fronts. Also, some believe it could be both a watershed moment in the so-called drug war and a cultural moment – as the drug kingpin known as El Chapo heads to trial. Plus, are citizen militias…

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Texas Standard: July 31, 2017

Rewriting a constitution. That’s now a possibility in Venezuela. We’ll explore how the US may respond. Plus, there’s been a full reversal at The Texas Department of Public Safety: Local law enforcement won’t have to pay to send evidence to be tested at the crime lab. And we’re traveling back in Texas time to when…

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Texas Standard: July 24, 2017

Of the 19 items on the governor’s agenda 17 are already headed to the Texas senate for a full vote. The House: that’s another story, we’ll have details. Also, how did it happen? The deaths of at least 9 locked in the back of a tractor trailer in San Antonio this weekend raise concerns about…

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The Honorable Michael Tubbs (Ep. 25, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, California. A Stanford graduate and former Stockton city council member, Tubbs is at age 26 the first black mayor of Stockton, and youngest mayor in American history.

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Texas Standard: March 8, 2017

Obamacare, but for how much longer? How does what’s been called repeal and replace stand to affect Texans? Answers and more questions today. Also as many servicemen and women once stationed in Afghanistan return to Texas, new boots on the ground over there: Chinese boots. We’ll explore. And give me your tired, your very poor,…

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Texas Standard: November 18, 2016

According to some in Sacramento, the election outcome is an existential threat. Has California become the new Texas? Plus Texas has legalized the medical use of cannabis oil, but the fees for doing business may make it impossible. A co author of the bill wonders if that wasn’t part of the plan, we’ll hear from…

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The Black Panther Party w/ Bobby Seale (Ep. 17, 2016)

In Black America host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1995 address by Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale at the University of Texas, on the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party.

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Malisha Dellinger (Ep. 10, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Malisha Dillinger, founder, President and CEO of Curls, LLC, and author of “Against All Odds: From The Projects toThe Penthouse.”

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Texas Standard: July 21, 2015

The dust bowl, in reverse? As parched California goes bone dry- the headline across Texas..drought is over. In the run up to 2012 Rick Perry trumped up his cowboy in chief bonafides. Today, Rick Perry’s running without the Texas swagger..and some say, he tossed his mojo too… we’ll take a look. Despite the diplomatic thaw,…

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Texas Standard: July 15, 2015

Day one of Jade Helm 15–after all the jokes about Americans invading Texas, how do folks on the home front really feel? That’s today on the Texas Standard. With a new investigation launched by the Governor’s office, Planned Parenthood is again on the defensive. We’ll have details. Also, the new energy boom—and no, it;s not…

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Texas Standard: July 7, 2015

An astonishing admission rekindles a discussion about sexual assault. Is Texas law on the side of the survivors? Also today two competing visions for the future of America…which with the nation choose, California or Texas? Also as oil prices dip and layoffs continue one profession is picking up steam in shale country. Plus how one…

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