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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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Texas Standard: September 23, 2016

Signals from space telegraph warnings for Texas about the source of those earthquakes we’ve been worried about. We’ll explore. Also when doctors can’t offer infants life saving technology because its too expensive: what then? A Doctor at Rice has been working on solutions, and she’s just been awarded a MacArthur genius grant for her efforts:…

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Texas Standard: June 29, 2016

You protect them, you monitor what they’re exposed to, and then one day: Dad what is ISIS? How do you respond? We’ll explore. Also big fail for standardized tests in Texas, penalties nearing one and a half million dollars. So why are we sticking with the company behind them? Is there a better way? Also…

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Swearing

Should you let your kids swear like sailors, or should you put the hammer down? Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind swearing and raising kids.

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Texas Standard: January 26, 2016

In today’s episode of as the tables turn- planned parenthood gets cleared of wrongdoing. Secret videographers get indicted. More on the surprise decision by a harris county grand jury looking into Planned Parenthood…and the outcome top state officials did not see coming. If you’re a landlord in Texas, should you have to ask your tenants…

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Texas Standard: January 5, 2016

She was the first openly gay mayor of any major metro city. Now, Annise Parker tells us what’s next, and what’s off the table. Coming up an unusually candid conversation with the former mayor of Houston also how the energy capitol of the world might weigh in on the presidential race. Also a child sex…

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Texas Standard: December 29, 2015

The forecast for the National Weather Service: lots of unfilled positions. We’ll explore what that could mean for safety in our state of extremes. Also a Muslim driver shot and killed at a Houston intersection. No charges brought against the shooter. A case of road rage, said the prosecutor. But a reporter found evidence of…

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Texas Standard: September 29, 2015

10 thousand migrant kids and families apprehended last month those numbers sparking fresh concerns of a second immigration crisis. We’ll explore a new surge down at the border, thru two perspectives: that of a border patrol officer-as well as the mayor of McAllen. Also- At age 14 he was convicted of murder. He’s free today,…

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Texas Standard: August 28, 2015

Kids serving hard time in Texas prisons- what happens when they age into adulthood behind bars and are released into society? Also, the shooter who killed two journalists on live TV in Virginia wanted notoriety – should the media deny that to him by limiting coverage of his identity? Plus -why the speed of traffic…

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Summer Kids

It’s hot outside and it’s reached that point in summer vacations when, admit it or not, most kids are getting a little bored and ready to get back to school. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.

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Green Room: Kids and News

In recent weeks, the headlines have been filled with tragedies involving children–from the US borderland to Israel and the Gaza Strip. How do you talk to your kids about these events? How old is ‘old enough’ to listen to the news?

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