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Texas Standard: November 23, 2018

On this Black Friday, how marketing created a legacy of pirates in the air over Texas, affecting music culture and politics way beyond. With shopping season officially underway, we often think of hyper-commercialism as a byproduct of Madison Avenue. But one could make the case that America’s hype machine got its start along the border…

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Texas Standard: May 13, 2016

A long awaited ruling over how Texas pays for its kids to get an education. The ruling: its ugly, but’s its constitutional. We’ll explore. Also the Obama administration ups the ante in the bathroom wars of 2016–issuing a directive to all schools in the US. Texas is plotting a legal pushback. And a de facto…

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Texas Standard: May 12, 2016

It was a deadly explosion that rocked a sense of security…3 years later, another jolt shaking the town of west Texas. We’ll explore. Texas is home to one of the largest squads of mosquito fighters in the country, but are they big enough to tackle the new threat of Zika… Also, a tempest in a…

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Texas Standard: May 11, 2016

Overflow capacity at a Fort Worth school board meeting and a debate over bathrooms and gender identity. We’ll explore. Also he’s an army vet who’s earned a burial at Arlington if there’s room…but while he’s alive, he’s not allowed to step foot in the US. We’ll speak with him, and hear about the many others…

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Texas Standard: May 9, 2016

Are Police in Texas mentally fit for duty? An investigation reveals thousands of officers and jailers improperly screened. We’ll explore. Also what does secession have in common with public bathrooms? Both are expected to be issues up for discussion as Texas Republicans convene in Dallas. Also Texas energy giant Exxon Mobil makes a major investment…

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