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Texas Standard: February 6, 2018

ISIS: mostly defeated. But is the Taliban gaining ground? Military engagements may be changing overseas but the message to troops here in the US: deploy or get out. We’ll take a closer look at the situation. And a new TV series is retelling the story of the FBI siege on the Branch Davidian compound outside…

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Texas Standard: July 12, 2017

As the US focuses on the tale of the emails, another big story may be getting buried. Will this week go down in history as the end of ISIS? We’ll explore. Also one of the most powerful players in the business world is buying up Texas companies: a multibillion dollar offer for Oncor, his latest…

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Texas Standard: May 5th, 2015

The plaintiff: a US army Captain. The defendant: president Barack Obama. The claim? That the war against Isis is illegal. We’ll explore. Also, how safe is your drinking water? A warning for pregnant women, especially those who live in rural parts of Texas. And if you’ve been the victim of a crime, you may have…

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V&B – ISIS in Context

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy is joined in discussion with Jeremi Suri from the LBJ school of Public Affairs, Middle East Historian Yoav Di-Capua, and Stephennie Mulder, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, to talk about the rhetoric, the iconography, the mythology, and the history around the development of Isis. Who…

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Texas Standard: March 28, 2016

The border surge: some called it a cynical political move. But now even local critics concede they feel safer. We’ll explore. Also from security on the Texas border to terrorism abroad. Officials have been warning of so-called lone wolves. How do attacks in Brussels and Pakistan change the conversation? And a federal judge orders a…

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Texas Standard: March 18, 2016

More rain in the forecast today for parts of Texas including those already under water. How disaster declarations affect resources and recovery. Also – Genocide… or just war? Understanding why the declaration about ISIS makes a difference. Plus… SeaWorld in San Antonio and the coasts are making changes to how they do business… we’ll hear…

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Texas Standard: December 9, 2015

Strong ties to the US and Texas and a major source of ISIS money. Saudi Arabia: ally or something else? We’ll explore. Plus the first in the nation primary state is traditionally a republican stronghold. Now an influential newspaper’s calling out a Texan as all hat, no cattle. We’ll hear whether his Lone Star roots…

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2015

Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its…

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Texas Standard: November 17, 2015

Last weekend it was Paris, next they warn Washington. What top intelligence officials tell us about how to stop the so called islamic state. And as storms sweep the state, a new study shown billions in damage to Texas roads…from weather alone. We’ll do the numbers. Also Texas Textbooks revisited: a push to get the…

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V&B Extra: Lara Logan – Foreign Correspondence in The Middle East

In this special edition of Views & Brews, CBS & 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan is joined by Director of the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Karin Wilkins, Assistant Director Chris Rose, and journalist Tracy Dahlby to discuss the current state of foreign correspondence in the Middle East, the Islamic State, modern reporting and its implications.

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June 4, 2015

Former Governor Rick Perry is launching his presidential campaign, but can he overcome his indictment, his low poll numbers, and — a third thing i can’t remember…. As Congress takes a closer look at last month’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, we’ll hear how the so-called Islamic State is using social media to build a…

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May 22, 2015

The takeover stretches from Syria deep into the hear of Iraq…is it too late to stem the tide of the group that calls itself the islamic state? From Texas to Nepal with love…an effort to help keep the water safe after devastating earthquakes…Avengers assemble! then check your wallets…because superheroes are big business. Speaking of getting…

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Green Room: Iraq Veterans

As ‘ISIS’ insurgents rapidly take over vast portions of Iraq, the U.S. sends special forces and explores possible further military options. How are veterans of the Iraq conflict reacting to the news? Would they support a U.S. return to Iraq?

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