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Texas Standard: September 16, 2020

Despite less money and name recognition than the incumbent, some think MJ Hegar has a strong chance of making political history in November. Many political analysts think air force veteran and teacher M.J. Hegar has the best chance of reclaiming a seat in the US senate for Texas democrats for the first time in two…

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Texas Standard: September 14, 2020

Primary care physicians on the front line of a health crisis now asking for a primary care “Marshall Plan” to survive long term. That story and more today on the Texas Standard. El Paso, long a democratic stronghold, but also with a history of low turnout among Latinos and young voters. A closer look at…

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Texas Standard: September 7, 2020

It’s Labor Day and we have a special show for you- “Overlooked No More: How Asian Texans Shape the State. Here on the Texas Standard. We’ll talk about How the Asian American community has changed from 1870, the first time the US census counted people from China to today. We’ll meet a group called the…

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Texas Standard: September 4, 2020

After major cuts in the budget for police in the capitol city, Texas’ governor warns of a possible takeover of policing by the DPS. That story and more on the Texas Standard. Children are dying- so says a federal judge warning Texas isn’t doing enough to protect kids in foster care. The latest from Bob…

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Texas Standard: August 19, 2020

Calls for defunding police now getting pushback from Texas’ top three elected officials, setting up a major fight between state lawmakers and cities. A vow from Texas GOP leaders at the State Capitol to cap property tax revenue for cities that move to make cuts in law enforcement budgets. We’ll have details. Also, how the…

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Texas Standard: August 17, 2020

Lovers of the political theater get two extra hours of screen time today as the Democratic National Convention kicks off. COVID cases in children are steadily increasing , says the CDC. And yet, in-person classes have resumed in some Texas school districts. Airlines are losing money — but airlines are hoarding money? How those two…

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Texas Standard: August 3, 2020

One year after the deadliest attack against Latinos in recent history, Texas remembers those lost in El Paso during a day of reflection and healing. Democrats beating republicans in fundraising for Texas congressional races- a closer look. Also, a battle in Midland before and after a vote to rename a city high school. The storm…

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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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