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Texas Standard: July 22, 2020

The state’s largest school district has plans to start the year online and could extend that a little more. Houston ISD’s interim superintendent joins us to talk about the weight of planning this school year. We’ll also hear from teachers who are frankly afraid for themselves and their families, but also love being in the…

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Ralph Towner

Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe teaches us about multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and arranger Ralph Towner. Born in Washington, Towner incorporated improvisation into much of his work. 

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Texas Standard: October 2, 2015

The Oregon shooter, and the online screed no one bothered to report. The wild west of digital speech and the dangers. Plus -a flurry news pushes Syria off the front pages, but a former NSC analyst in Texas warns there’s much more to Russia’s gambit there than meets the eye. We’ll discuss. Also, in the…

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