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Texas Standard: September 10, 2020

The politics of policing part two: the mayor of Austin pushes back against the governor’s call to take a pledge not to defund police. Coming up our conversation with Austin mayor Steve Adler who says characterizations of major cutbacks in the Texas capital city’s police funding amount to GOP politics as usual. We’ll hear more…

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Texas Standard: September 9, 2020

As many Texans struggle to make ends meet in a pandemic, politicians debate what sort of relief to offer. We’ll talk with Senator John Cornyn. Also, among the biggest cities in the US, residents of Houston appear to be facing the toughest challenges when it comes to personal finance and health. We’ll have details from…

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Texas Standard: August 26, 2020

Residents of the northern part of the Texas gulf coast prepare for the worst as Hurricane Laura approaches, gathering speed. Overnight, hurricane Laura intensified 70 percent, approaching category 4 as it neared the coastal border of Louisiana and Texas. Many cities have been evacuated, we’ll be checking in with the mayor pro-tem of Galveston, who…

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The Late George Curry (Ep. 12, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a conversation with the late George E. Curry, formerly Editor-in-Chief of Emerge Magazine. Curry was a staunch champion of the Black Press until his death in August, 2016.

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The Distance In Smoots

By W. F. Strong Shakespeare told us that ‚Äúsome have greatness thrust upon them.” Such was the case for Oliver Smoot. He was born in Bexar County, Texas, and there was nothing in his formative years to predict the events that would push him into international prominence. Oliver was a fine student and his academic…

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