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Texas Standard: September 20, 2019

At least two dead, nearly 4 feet of rain and some parts of southeast Texas calling it worse than Hurricane Harvey. Our own Michael Marks joins us with the latest on tropical storm Imelda’s toll in Texas. Also, you’ve heard the phrase ‘it takes a village’, but to go to Mars? Why SpaceX is offering…

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Texas Standard: August 19, 2019

A partial win for the Trump administration’s new rule for asylum is affecting thousands of people on the other side of the Texas Mexico divide. We’ll take a look at whats happening. Other stories we’re covering: a ransomware attack paralyses 23 government computer systems statewide. Could it have been prevented? One expert says absolutely. Also,…

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Texas Standard: April 19, 2019

Reaction to the Mueller report from across Texas and from across the political spectrum. So what happens next? We’ll talk with legal scholar Steve Vladek. Plus beyond the legal and political implications, one aspect not getting much attention: how the U.S. was attacked by Russian military units. NPR’s Pam Fessler joins us with details of…

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Texas Standard: December 20, 2018

Will this be the legislative session that fixes the way Texas funds public schools? We’ll explore new recommendations. And speaking of the legislative session, there are new bills filed. We ask lawmakers why certain bills are near and dear to their hearts. We also say goodbye to members of the Texas delegation in Washington. And…

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Texas Standard: December 6, 2018

Snow to the north, flooding to the south, storms close in on the Lone Star State, with dangerous implications. We’ll hear the latest on weather warnings statewide. Also a man in a jail cell in Odessa may be one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Why did it take so long for authorities…

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Texas Standard: November 27, 2018

As visions of gift shopping danced in our heads, a report on climate released by the Feds. What does it tell us about how Texas may have to adjust? Political recriminations over the timing of the mandatory report on the economic impact of climate change. After having had a chance to review it, what’s it…

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Texas Standard: November 15, 2018

Troops at the border: a test of mettle for the Military? The defense chief in south Texas defends the use of soldiers at the U.S. Mexico line. Border security is part of national security says James Mattis at a forward operating base in south Texas. But what’s the long term goal for those 23 hundred…

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Texas Standard: October 29, 2018

As a nation reels in the aftermath of a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, congregants gather in Sutherland Springs to reflect on what happened there a year earlier. Also, as texans continue to set records at the polls, political experts keep talking about the so-called sleeping giant. But a case can be made that there’s a…

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Texas Standard: October 18, 2018

It started with a few hundred headed for the U.S. border, now 4 thousand strong: the Honduran caravan en route for the U.S. border, we’ll have the latest. Also, days away from the start of early voting, and a once reliably Republican congressional district now one of the most closely watched of the election season….

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Texas Standard: September 7, 2018

The Trump Administration wants changes to a long-held agreement affecting young immigrants held in detention. We’ll take a look at what that would mean here in Texas. Also, it’s been quite a week in Brazil. An attack on a political candidate, a major fire, and now it’s Independence Day. We’ll talk to a Brazilian with…

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Texas Standard: April 19, 2018

Too close to call? As long time experts scratch their heads, a new survey says Texas, you’re in for some fireworks in that Senate race. We’ll explore the battle of Ted and Beto. Also, who or what is the Queen of the Hill? Short answer: what may be a last chance for a deal to…

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Texas Standard: November 14, 2017

How many reports of sexual harassment have been filed against Texas house and Senate members? The number might surprise you. As Texas’ US senators pull their endorsement of Alabama republican senate candidate Roy Moore, new allegations emerge that hit much closer to home. Alexa Ura of the Texas Tribune on what their team is finding…

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Texas Standard: July 4, 2017

As Texas goes, so goes the nation? Lawrence Wright makes that argument in a new piece in the New Yorker magazine. He’ll break down his reporting. Also scientists in San Antonio are learning about how the brain’s two halves talk to each other and how that chatter could lead to a better understanding of devastating…

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Texas Standard: February 16, 2017

At campuses across Texas, posters and flyers calling for white people to take their country back. We’ll explore the recruitment campaign and the pushback. As a white supremacist group called the American Vanguard expands its college recruitment effort, demands grow for college leaders to take action. The president of the state’s flagship university joins us….

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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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Texas Standard: October 11, 2016

The law says police must report officer involved shootings. So why are hundreds of police involved shootings missing from records? We’ll explore. Also, trust the polls? Want another measure for how the presidential race is going? Why some are looking to the peso as a proxy. Plus on this final day of voter registration in…

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Texas Standard: September 21, 2016

in Houston, 65 percent of the city is within a mile of a toxic emitter. The impact’s not just environmental, but economic, we’ll explore. Also something has to change long term after the Sandra Bland case, at least that’s what some Texas lawmakers are talking about this week…but how, and how much? Plus there are…

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Texas Standard: August 6, 2016

When Isis inspired shooters attacked an event last year in Garland did the FBI know in advance? Perhaps egging them on? We’ll explore. Plus the department of homeland security appears to be having a change of heart when it comes to family detention centers. We’ll here why and what it means. Also tax free weekend…

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Texas Standard: June 7, 2016

The Trump Factor and Latino Voters: does the latest blowup over Mexican ancestry really tilt the balance in Texas? We’ll explore. Also Texas is on track to set another new record for inappropriate relationships between teachers and students. Is the fix a ban on social media? And home again, home again, jiggity jig: more young…

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Texas Standard: May 31, 2016

A Deadly Deluge as Texas flooding makes national headlines….warnings continue thru the week. Has this become the new normal? We’ll explore. Also in a year of unpredictable politics, what trumps a Trump? Anyone wanna bet on a constitutional convention? You sure about that? And nearly a third of all small businesses are victims of a…

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