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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 24, 2019

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex. But what about sexual orientation? We’ll take a closer look at the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a trio of cases with the potential of expanding gay lesbian and transgender rights. Also, 3 scientists being fired amid espionage fears at Houston’s…

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Texas Standard: October 16, 2018

Round two getting underway tonight in San Antonio: what to expect in the last debate before early voting between Ted Cruz and Beto O’rourke. Also, the policy of family separations at the border was a bust, but now the Washington Post reports it may be making a comeback. We’ll hear the how and why. And…

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Understanding China Today

Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with David J. Firestein, the executive director of The University of Texas at Austin’s China Public Policy Center, economist James K. Galbraith, and Professor of Media Studies Dr. Wenhong Chen talk about China, the myth vs. the reality, lessons from China’s digital media policy, and decoding the “Trade-War.”

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Communes (Ep. 34)

Dr. Joshua Eisenman author of Red China’s Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune is our guest on this edition of The Secret Ingredient with Raj Patel, Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy. Join us as we explore the hidden history of communes in China.  

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Texas Standard: July 16, 2018

Testimony gets underway today in a challenge to Texas’ fetal burial law: a law that some believe is really designed to undermine abortion providers, we’ll have details. Also, half the kids under the age of five separated from their families under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance plan have now been reunite. But with a court-ordered deadline…

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Texas Standard: July 6, 2018

Washington imposes tariffs on its biggest trading partner, China fires back with duties of its own. This means trade war–but what does it mean for Texas? That’s today on the Standard. As Stevie Ray might say, “stranded caught in the crossfire”. We’ll explore possible collateral damage to the Texas economy as the result of this…

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Texas Standard: May 29, 2018

Astonishing allegations of misconduct and pervasive child abuse by US customs and border protection during the Obama years. 30 thousand pages of documents dated between 2009 and 2014, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, detail verbal, physical and sexual abuse of undocumented migrant children. We’ll hear some of the findings and what the government…

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Texas Standard: April 5, 2018

President Trump orders troops to the border. Governor abbot says he welcomes the move, but what about residents on the front lines? We’ll explore. Also, the clock is ticking on a new NAFTA deal: with just days to go, where do things stand? We’ll find out. Plus farmers and ranchers get a reprieve from EPA…

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Texas Standard: November 17, 2017

It was introduced two weeks ago, and without a single hearing, it’s passed the house. Tax reform of some form seems likely, but at what cost? The president’s plan for rebuilding America’s infrastructure: price tag? 1 trillion dollars. But who’s gonna pay for it? One expert says the answer should be obvious: China. And Texas…

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Texas Standard: June 30, 2017

As a judge in San Antonio mulls the legality of a Texas sanctuary law, lawmakers in Washington take action on the federal level, we’ll have the latest. Plus Texas senator Ted Cruz said no to his fellow senate republicans. Now, he’s floating what he calls a compromise on health care. What’s the big idea, we’ll…

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Texas Standard: April 7, 2017

After US cruise missile attacks on Syria, whose move is it next? A one time event, or the start of something bigger? We’ll explore. Also, after a 15 hour budget battle royal, a 218 billion dollar spending plan for Texas, paid for in part by tapping the rainy day fund. We’ll tally the winners and…

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2017

A whole new rodeo: Texas Ag commissioner Sid Miller strikes an economic agreement with a group of west bank settlements? We’ll explore. Also: a billionaire, a brash talker, and a would be president? Skip Hollandsworth of Texas Monthly on the prospects of a Cuban revolution. And how to pay for public schools: in a session…

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Texas Standard: April 15, 2016

Amid reports of child deaths and top level departures, a shakeup at Child Protective Services. But is CPS beyond repair? Also New York’s upcoming primary may be getting all the headlines, but closer to home, there’s a bitter behind the scenes battle for delegates in Texas…we’ll hear what’s happening. And how ya gonna keep em…

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Texas Standard: January 28, 2016

Could 2016 mark a change bigger than the Reagan revolution? Texans reconsider what it means to be Republican. We’ll explore. Also, Robert Gates served presidents of both parties- what the former defense secretary, spymaster and Texas A&M President now sees as the biggest threat to national security. And the market meltdown in China has sent…

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Texas Standard: October 29, 2015

The eyes of Texas are on a military and political showdown between global superpowers in the south china sea. Who’ll blink first? And a Texas city ordinance on the ballot- getting national attention as battle lines harden over Houston’s anti-discrimination plan. Also a 19th century problem for cattle ranchers now a 21st century crisis? Where’s…

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Texas Standard: September 22, 2015

A Texas woman arrested for espionage in China, just hours before a US visit by China’s President. Is there a connection? That story today on the Texas Standard. Could the Papal visit be a factor in a Texas capitol murder sentence? Also head injuries in high school football- the law says no play until a…

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2015

It’s not just a series of videos anymore—as hearings get underway on the business practices of Planned Parenthood, today on the Texas Standard. Also, what ever happened to Jade Helm? The unprecedented military exercise in Texas and across the Southwest? We’ll get an update from one of the self-proclaimed watchers. The Chinese stock markets may…

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Texas Standard: July 8, 2015

Events unfolding in China, Iran and Greece are moving the needle on one Texas-centric economic indicator…we’re checking the gauges today on the Texas Standard. An Iconic Texas brand says no to open carry in their restaurants…we’ll explore what it means for the industry and the debate. As South Carolina debates the battleflag, lawmakers try to…

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