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Texas Standard: June 22, 2020

As President Trump tries to get his campaign restarted after lockdowns nationwide, what to make of polls suggesting the rise of Joe Biden in Texas. That and more today on the Texas Standard. Stay at home rules are supposed to promote safety but for many, home is anything but safe, as concerns mount in some…

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Texas Standard : June 19, 2020

The meaning of emancipation and the ongoing struggle in the spotlight as millions in Texas and across the nation mark Juneteenth. More today on the Texas Standard. A Juneteenth that has taken on special prominence amid a rising chorus of demands for racial justice and equality. Voices from across the state on what Juneteenth means…

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Texas Standard : June 8, 2020

What began as protests over George Floyd mark something larger: a shift in Texas and nationwide over the use of police power. A closer look today on the Texas Standard. In cities in Texas, as elsewhere, demonstrations against the inequitable use of police force sparks calls for defunding and or dismantling police departments as we…

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Texas Standard: June 5, 2020

Several Texans said to be peacefully protesting seriously injured by so-called less lethal police force, what are the rules of engagement? We’ll explore and more today on the Texas Standard. How public perceptions of the events of the past several days may well turn on word choice. Also, some now say the time is right…

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The Role of Identity in Processing Information

When it comes to how information influences our mood, how we identify ourselves plays a big role. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role of identity in processing information.

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Texas Standard: February 24, 2020

Chants of Bernie growing louder- in Texas? What the caucuses in Nevada add up to for the Lone Star State. That story and a lot more today on the Texas Standard. This week we’re looking at the top line issues approaching November. Today, how much is health care going to move the body politic. We’ll…

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Texas Standard: February 21, 2020

Democratic State Senator John Whitmire is celebrating upcoming closures of two state prisons in his district. Why are some news organizations in Texas doing away with a shameful source of revenue? How is Dallas County finding housing for veterans experiencing homelessness? There’s an opportunity to invest in rural Texas – who will take it? Texas…

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Texas Standard: January 7, 2020

What comes next for the two Texans once in the running for president? Out of the race but not down for the count. We’ll get you up to speed today on the Texas Standard. The latest on Julian Castro’s decision to withdraw from the presidential race and his rapid endorsement of a former rival. Plus…

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Texas Standard: January 6, 2020

Iran warns of retaliation in the aftermath of the US assassination of its revolutionary guards chief. Where are we most vulnerable? That story and more today on the Texas Standard. As security officials take steps to fortify the US against expected retaliation from Iran, how Texas may to some degree insulate the rest of the…

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Texas Standard: January 3, 2020

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the US’ dramatic escalation in the Middle East. What it means today on the Texas Standard. The end of Julian Castro’s presidential bid may signal the beginning of his new political career. We explore. How the cost of housing has prompted a new era of student activism…

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Texas Standard: January 2, 2020

The race for democratic presidential candidates started with two Texans. Now there are none. Julian Castro drops out – that’s today on the Standard. What’s next for the former San Antonio mayor and former US Housing Secretary? We explore some options. With the new year – come new laws. What are they and how do…

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Texas Standard: January 1, 2019

No matter where you are, it’s 2020 and this hour, we’re taking a look at what the New Year may have in store for the Lone Star State. Thanks for joining us and a happy new year to you and yours. Texas’ first international allies have a saying: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même…

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Texas Standard: December 31, 2019

Immigration, elections, new laws, challenges to natural resources. What were the top stories in Texas during 2019? That’s our focus for this hour. On this New Years Eve, we’re refocusing the rear view mirror on the year that was. We’ll hear from Victoria DeFrancesco Soto of the LBJ School at UT-Austin, Brandon Rottinghaus of the…

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Texas Standard: December 30, 2019

It’s time to take a look at what Texas’ political parties are planning for the year 2020. A sneak peek to their strategies today on the Standard. With heavy hearts we bring you the latest on the shooting at a house of worship in White Settlement, Texas. What if what was once a symbol of…

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Texas Standard: December 24, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like 2019 all over again? On this Christmas eve, we’re telling some of our favorite stories from the year that was. From the Texas Capitol City, this hour we’ll be criss crossing the state. From deep west Texas, to the Rio Grande Valley, up and east to the Piney…

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Texas Standard: December 23, 2019

He calls it powered by people, but there’s one ex presidential contender clearly powering the group to prominence. What it could mean for Texas in 2020. Also, law enforcement warning that there’s a certain type of trafficking on the rise in the borderlands and its causing cacti to disappear. And why 2020 could turn into…

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Texas Standard: December 20, 2019

The president promises 400 miles of border wall within the next year. But something’s in the way: miles and miles of private property. More today on the Texas Standard. What were the takeaways for Texas in last night’s democratic presidential debate? And what might it mean for Texas’ lone remaining contender in that race? also,…

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Texas Standard: December 19, 2019

The impeachment of a president- for the third time in history. Where did Texas’ lawmakers come down? The lowdown on how it all went down today on the Texas Standard. In November a bond proposition failed in Midland. But wait, there’s more: suddenly a box of votes turns up and what do you know- it…

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Texas Standard: December 18, 2019

A major victory against the US Army Corps of Engineers by home and business owners hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. How, and what happens next- today on the Texas Standard. Another lawsuit, this time coming in the aftermath of tropical storm Imelda raises questions about how the Houston region is grappling with climate change. We’ll…

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Texas Standard: December 17, 2019

A vote to impeach the President of the United States. As the hour approaches, the Texas delegation comes to terms with an historic vote. The latest coming up on the Texas Standard. How are Texas representatives voting on impeachment? The latest from Benjamin Wermund of the Houston Chronicle. Also the NBA tries to score big…

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