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Texas Standard: October 7, 2019

Election day draws near, perhaps nearer than most Texans think. We’ll take a closer look at what Texas voters are being asked to decide this November. Also, it’s a Texas border more dangerous than the one that gets the lion’s share of attention. How a boom in the Permian has made for perilous times along…

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Texas Standard: September 11, 2019

Texas goes back to the drawing board to determine political maps. We’ll look at how recent legal rulings could shape that process. Also, President Trump is looking for yet another National Security Advisor. What the position does and why it matters. And we’ll do some fact-checking on claims about Texas gun violence. Also, we’ll get…

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Why Is Austin’s ‘Official’ Pride Festival In August — And Not June, Like Most Everyone Else’s?

June is when many places celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. So why doesn’t Austin?

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Texas Standard: May 14, 2019

A bill killed by the LGBTQ caucus in the Texas House is revived in the senate. A battle in the culture wars? We’ll have the latest. Plus with the final day of this legislative session fast approaching, The Texas Senate appears to be fast tracking a religious liberty bill opponents say amounts to a license…

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Texas Standard: February 27, 2019

Texas has a savings account soon to reach 15 Billion dollars. When it comes to spending it, there’s a surplus of ideas, and a deficit of agreement. We’ll take a look at what this adds up to. Also, a long cool dip into the Texas rainy day fund, or should we leave it untouched? We’ll…

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Texas Standard: June 5, 2018

The story of a same sex marriage, and a wedding cake that a christian baker wouldn’t bake. There are implications for Texas, we’ll explore. Also, did you realize that as of last week, we are now just one state away from necessary number of states ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment? But there’s a catch. We’ll…

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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: November 13, 2017

A seat in the U.S. Senate and 36 in the House, plus dozens upon dozens of Texas House and Senate spots. Who wants to fill those jobs? We’ll explore. Also, one week after a deadly shooting all eyes turned once again to a church service in Sutherland Springs, we’ll have the latest. Plus oil and…

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V&B – Being Trans in Texas: Education, Advocacy and Support

KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Chuck Smith from Equality Texas, Carmarion Anderson of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Attorney Claire Bow, Professor Shane Whalley from the UT School of Social Work, and Filmmaker Jett Garrison to talk about what it means to be transgender in the current social and political moment and how allies can provide…

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Texas Standard: March 27, 2017

Who’s in charge here? With the president giving more latitude to the military, rising civilian casualty counts in Syria trigger growing concerns. Plus reading, writing and reboot. Texas public school students hunker down for assessment tests statewide, but the score that may wind up mattering most: the one for the test makers. We’ll hear why….

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V&B – ADL & Transgender Studies Part 1

Views and Brews joined up with Equality Texas and The Anti-Defamation League of Austin to learn through the lenses of trans folks and the dad of a trans youth about what it means to be transgender. Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dylan Forbis, Claire Bow, Ken Ballard, and Carmarion D. Anderson discuss what…

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V&B – ADL & Transgender Studies Part 2

Views and Brews joined up with Equality Texas and The Anti-Defamation League of Austin to learn through the lenses of trans folks and the dad of a trans youth about what it means to be transgender. Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dylan Forbis, Claire Bow, Ken Ballard, and Carmarion D. Anderson discuss what…

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Texas Standard: June 20, 2016

A case of friendly fire? More than 50 US diplomats sign a memo of dissent demanding a shift in Syria. Also teachers face police in a standoff on a highway. The result? 6 teachers killed in Oaxaca. We’ll hear what’s behind the protests. Plus an offer to the LGBT community in Houston takes an unexpected…

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Defining Gender

The science, the politics, and the general understanding of gender here in the US has evolved dramatically over the last 30 years, but what does that mean for how we understand ourselves and others differently through time. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about…

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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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