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Texas Standard: November 22, 2016

Detroit, Stockton, Orange County: all on a list of cities and counties that have declared bankruptcy, could a big one from Texas be next? Plus we’ll have the latest on the ambush-style killing of a San Antonio Police Officer. Also, over the top tweets gotcha down? Facebook giving you the frowns? NPR’s All tech Considered…

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The Ticket: Post-Election Chat

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Texas Standard: November 9, 2016

What happens now? On the day after an historic vote with the potential to shift national direction, whither the Lone Star State? We’ll explore. From immigration to energy policy, women’s health to guns, the tectonic shift at the federal level will reverberate across Texas. We’ll examine the likely ripple effects. A Trump administration promises to…

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The Ticket: How 2016 Affects 2018

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Texas Standard: November 4, 2016

In the works as we speak: an emergency spending plan for the agency responsible for at risk kids, but is it enough? We’ll explore. Also, by now you’re likely sick of hearing how sick we are of this political season. All the negativity bad for civic engagement? Why the extra long early voting lines suggest…

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Texas Standard: November 3, 2016

The republican presidential nominee says Tuesday will be another Brexit moment. Are there really holes in the polls? We’ll explore. Also, doing more with less? A new study on early education cuts provides serious pushback. Plus Texas researchers say one’s own fat may be where its at when it comes to treating knee pain, we’ll…

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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: October 28, 2016

A switch in time saved nine remember? If Ted Cruz holds his ground, what might save a nine person Supreme Court today? Also, it may sound strange with record numbers voting early, but history tells us, Texas ranks near the bottom when it comes to voter turnout. Why? We’ll explore. And the big shakeup for…

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Texas Standard: October 27, 2016

An unprecedented step starting today as state police sweep across Texas to find almost 3 thousand missing foster care kids, We’ll explore. Also: if you can’t bring yourself to vote for Trump or Clinton, what ya gonna do? Today, the bottom line on whether its possible to vote for 3rd party candidates in Texas…and if…

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The Ticket: Explaining Why the Polls Are Not Rigged

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Texas Standard: October 26, 2016

Amid reports of dodgy voting machines an Amarillo judge steps in to say false. We’ll explore the thanks and threats she’s getting. Also, some call it reapportionment. Others call it stealing elections. The backstory of why your district looks the way it does. Plus, hundreds of small businesses send a message to Texas lawmakers when…

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Texas Standard: October 25, 2016

By all accounts, a record setting first day of early voting. Some motivated by fears of funny business at the ballot box. How well founded? We’ll explore. Also a few things possibly overlooked in the conversation about a Texas based telecom giant taking over Time Warner: such as what if AT&T gets into the journalism…

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Texas Standard: October 24, 2016

Your child is cured! A blistering report shows how Texas kids needing special education are getting turned away by state policies. Plus, what’s it gonna be Texas, Clinton or Trump? As polls across Texas open for early voting, what you need to be carrying…and what you need to leave back home. Also why is Texas…

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Texas Standard: October 21, 2016

Amid talk of rigged US elections, Russia generously offers election monitors to Texas, we’ll follow the story. Also early voting begins next week, and judging by your messages to us: Texans have a lot of questions about the nuts and bolts. We’ll break out the tool kit, and check in again with our resident panel…

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The Ticket LIVE: Let’s End the 2016 Election with a Little Humor

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The Ticket: What’s Next for America and Voters after 2016?

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The Ticket: Why Do Ohio and Florida Get to Have All the Fun?

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Texas Standard: October 19, 2016

A third and final presidential debate tonight poses an important question: do we really need to go through with this? We’ll debate it. Also Texas has more people in immigration detention centers than any other state, but who’s covering the tab? And call the doctor, but careful there: Texas rules on telemedicine are among the…

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