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Texas Standard: April 16, 2019

The images captured the world: Notre Dame on fire. Yellow smoke billowing, the spire falling. We’ll have the view from Texas. Also, could a voting error land you in jail? The Texas Senate just passed a bill to increase the penalties of so-called voter fraud. We’ll explore. And more states are allowing certain teachers and…

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Texas: The Name Heard ‘Round The World

By W. F. Strong I’ve spent a good deal of time over the last couple of years contemplating all things Texas inside of Texas. So I thought I would take a look at Texas OUTSIDE of Texas. There is a lot out there. First, I suspect you’ve heard that in Norway the word “Texas” means…

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Texas Standard: June 27, 2017

A White House warning on Syria raises hackles in Moscow and eyebrows around the world. What’s behind last night’s announcement? We’ll explore. Also, drowned out by some of the bigger stories from the supreme court this week, a decision not to decide a case involving a high profile shooting at the border. We’ll loop back…

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Texas Standard: November 3, 2016

The republican presidential nominee says Tuesday will be another Brexit moment. Are there really holes in the polls? We’ll explore. Also, doing more with less? A new study on early education cuts provides serious pushback. Plus Texas researchers say one’s own fat may be where its at when it comes to treating knee pain, we’ll…

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Texas Standard: November 18, 2015

A pre dawn raid in a village north of Paris. As France cracks down, many Texans remain dubious about resettled Syrian refugees. And complaints about excessive force by police. One major city says they’re down. But does the explanation add up? Also: rethinking a one term presidency: a conversation with author Jon Meacham on the…

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Texas Standard: November 17, 2015

Last weekend it was Paris, next they warn Washington. What top intelligence officials tell us about how to stop the so called islamic state. And as storms sweep the state, a new study shown billions in damage to Texas roads…from weather alone. We’ll do the numbers. Also Texas Textbooks revisited: a push to get the…

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Texas Standard: November 16, 2015

Since the refugee crisis, more Syrians have resettled in Texas than in any other state. After Paris, what’s next for refugee plans? Plus- the nations highest court will take up a challenge to Texas abortion restrictions. What this could mean for abortion rights here and across the US? And have restaurant goers reached a tipping…

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Dexter Gordon (3.29.15)

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz saxophone player, who helped to cement the bebop style post Charlie Parker and others.  He spent most of his career playing, composing and recording in Europe, as it was a more, “harmonious” place to live and create. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe,…

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