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Texas Standard: January 28, 2019

Another Presidential Tweetstorm, this time with a Texas twist: one suggesting widespread voter fraud. We’ll take a closer look at the claim and the source. Also, a Texas city won national attention for becoming the first to go with 100% renewable electricity. Now some are asking did the city pay too high a price? We’ll…

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Generations

Cliches notwithstanding, not every old person is wise and kind, nor is every young one thoughtless or callow. Personality and brains, or lack of them, often stick around throughout one’s life. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Older Than I’ve Ever Been

Time can be cruel, and depressing, even. But it offers so many metaphors. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem

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Texas Standard: April 13, 2017

For decades, Texas has had hate crimes laws on the books, but of hundreds of reports in the past 5 years, only 8 convictions? We’ll explore. Also one of the top financial services companies in Texas does the math and decides to boost its minimum wage. What it means for Texas and perhaps for you…

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Back in My Day

It’s 2016 – we’ve got waterproof supercomputers in our pockets, an artifical intelligence assistant and buttons we can press to have toilet paper delivered. News gets to our screens faster than we can read it. We can watch an event across the world from the comfort of our couches in real-time. But it wasn’t always like…

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Texas Standard: March 22, 2016

A primary day in the US- a bloody day in Belgium, one some see as an attack on Europe …but what does it mean for us? We’ll explore. Also a white mob nearly burns down a city -the year 1943, the place, east Texas…a forgotten chapter of history which resonates today. A surge in citizenship…

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Best Town Names in Texas

Everyone knows the familiar Texas city names: Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso. But if you look closer, you’ll find that our state has more than a few interesting points on the map. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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