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Texas Standard: March 15, 2018

20 billion dollars in debt: a Texas-based giant in the entertainment industry files for bankruptcy, we’ll explain. Also, big pushback against Putin a day after the UK announces sanctions against Russia, the US issues sanctions of its own over election interference. We’ll have the latest. And Texans getting sandbagged by callers claiming to be from…

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Texas Standard: July 6, 2017

The US Russian divide used to be described as a cold war. Today, more evidence its become something more like a hostage crisis, we’ll have the story. Also a year ago this week: tragedy in downtown Dallas. 5 officers shot dead at an otherwise peaceful protest. What its like to be a cop in the…

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V&B: JFK and Vietnam – What We Know & Why It Matters

KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts the eminent economist James K. Galbraith, and retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, historian, and author of JFK and Vietnam, Dr. John Newman. What was Oswald’s relationship with the CIA? What role did Eisenhower play in the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And what do we know and still need to know about this…

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The One Musician To Get A Ticker Tape Parade Was A Texan

New York City has held over 200 ticker-tape parades since the first one in 1886, which honored the Statue of Liberty. Lindbergh got a ticker-tape parade for his solo transatlantic flight. Jesse Owens was celebrated for his 4 gold medals with a parade in 1936. Churchill had a blizzard of ticker tape float down on…

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Texas Standard: September 11, 2015

During the cold war many Cubans fled to Miami. Now that there’s a thaw…why are Cubans flocking to Texas…and why so many? Also- Boca Chica we have a problem—Residents of a tiny gulf coast village now wish wish that Space X would take off…we’ll hear why. And Attention shoppers, Texas A&M thinks its developed a…

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Dave Brubeck (12.7.14)

Dave Brubeck was an American jazz  pianist and composer who helped to bring jazz to a mainstream audience, during very turbulent days in America’s history. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe discusses how listening to Brubeck’s music provides us with an opportunity to make change and fight injustices by…

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