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Texas Standard: October 10, 2019

A stern warning from the federal judge overseeing reform of Texas’ foster care system: further resistance will be worse than futile. We’ll have the story. Also, the president makes it clear he won’t be cooperating with the house impeachment process. What’s less clear: what this means for what many have predicted to be a transitional…

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Texas Standard: July 9, 2019

A new court ruling on the so-called “broken” Texas foster care system and efforts to fix it. We’ll take a look at where things stand now. Plus, the U.S. withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Iran is now violating it. Where that leaves allies and what’s next. And poking holes in the “Texas Miracle”:…

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Who Is The Man In Southwest Austin Who Fostered Over 100 Babies With His Wife?

For the next episode in our Hi, Who Are You?┬áseries, KUT’s Nadia Hamdan introduces us to Burrell W. Lankford.

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Texas Standard: February 7, 2019

A new migrant caravan reaches the border with Texas and president Trump puts more boots on the ground, we’ll have the latest. Also, political strategies are adapting to a changing Texas. With all eyes on 2020, is the GOP scared? Or is recent rhetoric simply a plan to turn out the faithful? And from plastic…

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Texas Standard: February 5, 2019

If a gun is sold to a mass shooter, can the gun store be held accountable? A lawsuit against a Texas based sports shop is in the spotlight, we’ll explore. Also innocent until proven guilty, but those with money often get to walk before trial: now a move to change the rules on cash-bail statewide….

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Texas Standard: October 22, 2018

Early voting gets underway across the Lone Star State and more Texans are registered than ever. But are they actually voting? We’ll check in on how early voting is going as Texans begin casting ballots in the much anticipated midterms. Plus a primer on early voting should you plan to cast a ballot. Plus a…

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Texas Standard: May 8, 2018

The new Texas lawsuit to stop DACA: a top republican says he doesn’t get it. A difference over strategy or some deeper fissure? We’ll explore. Also, teacher walkouts in other parts of the country, now a new report compares teacher pay in Texas with national norms: we’ll do the numbers. And before the system was…

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Texas Standard: October 18, 2017

16 people killed in a hot air balloon crash outside of Lockhart last year: the cause? In part, investigators say a missing in action FAA, we’ll have the latest. Also, it’s being described as what could be the biggest payout since the VW emissions scandal, and the lawyers are circling. How the government could be…

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Texas Standard: September 6, 2017

Is DACA really dead? Though Texas top law enforcement official is celebrating, other Texas lawmakers say not so fast, we’ll explore. Also- the Texas congressional delegation set to return to Washington for a special conference, as lone star lawmakers try to come up with a strategy to bring home aid money post Harvey, we’ll hear…

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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: January 31, 2017

One of the most important announcements yet, with potential implications for generations. We’ll explore the short list for the Supreme Court. Plus a fire destroys a mosque in Victoria and another burns down an Islamic center in central Texas. Unconnected events? We’ll hear what officials are saying, and not saying. And Texas two step? Texas…

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Texas Standard: November 2, 2016

A Texas politician tweets an obscene characterization of a political opponent. A mere slip of the twit, or a larger problem? We’ll explore. Also as the nation focuses on Presidential politics, another race with huge implications for our own backyard is getting precious little attention…perhaps because no one cares about railroads anymore. We’ll explain why…

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Texas Standard: September 27, 2016

There appears to be a consensus winner, but did the needle move? Voices seldom heard on the morning after an historic debate. Plus, if you could ask any question this election season, what would it be? More than a thousand public radio listeners have weighed in, and today, we’ll hear the top five which public…

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Texas Standard: July 13, 2016

Texas dealing with tensions over race and policing. Moments of healing at a Dallas memorial service… and reminders of past scars, we’ll explore. Also One year ago today, a young woman found dead in her jail cell. The video of the arrest that put her there going viral. Plus no silver bullet: recommendations for fixes…

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Merri Dee (Ep. 25, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Merri Dee, an award-winning retired broadcaster, author and philanthropist, and owner of MD Communications, a consulting practice addressing and advancing family, education and women’s issues.

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Texas Standard: May 17, 2016

The Texas Foster Care System is broken. We’ll explore one state representative’s plan to work towards fixing it. Also high lead levels causing health concerns and we’re not talking about Flint but right here in Texas, at state-run facilities in fact. We’ll have the details. Plus how a lack of phone service is causing a…

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Texas Standard: December 18, 2015

Thousands of kids placed in unreasonable risk of harm? A Federal judge says Texas has a broken foster care system- on today’s Texas Standard. Coming up, we’ll take a trip to Crystal City, Texas… in 1944…you’d be surprised what was there. Plus threats sent to schools in D.C., Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas. An expert…

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May 28, 2015

Flash flood warnings across Texas today. Evacuations in Parker County and the search for victims continues elsewhere – why are there so many homes in flood zones? We’ll speak to a reporter who says there’s a race in Texas to build in harms way. Meanwhile the rain has put a final nail in the coffin…

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May 26, 2015

The Memorial Day floods of 2015-Texas tossed by storms statewide. From Houston to Hill Country, Del Rio to Dallas…an epic downpour tosses cars along interstate off ramps drowning downtown streets and leaving hundreds seeking shelter. Also, the tempest inside the Texas legislature over new abortion restrictions. And concerns about foster care and the rights of…

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