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Texas Standard: September 22, 2016

A police shooting: do you release the video or not? What two different policies may tell us about what we should do moving forward. Plus Governor Abbot says security first, as he plans to pull Texas from the federal refugee program. But there’s no indication it’ll stop a single refugee from resettling in Texas. Much…

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Texas Standard: September 21, 2016

in Houston, 65 percent of the city is within a mile of a toxic emitter. The impact’s not just environmental, but economic, we’ll explore. Also something has to change long term after the Sandra Bland case, at least that’s what some Texas lawmakers are talking about this week…but how, and how much? Plus there are…

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Texas Standard: September 2, 2016

He became a national figure after the deadly attack on police in July, but now the Dallas Police Chief is stepping down. Our conversation with the city’s mayor, we’ll explore. Also It’s been hard to track shootings involving police, but it’s recently gotten a little easier in Texas, we’ll explain. Plus Labor Day boaters beware:…

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Texas Standard: August 31, 2016

Texas police shootings: we’ll explore what we know about how often cops fire their weapons and what the consequences are. Plus more Central American kids making their way to Texas to escape atrocities. We’ll introduce you to some who are arriving legally. And bustling this time of year but otherwise vacant parking lots and under-used…

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Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

The Aleppo boy in the ambulance – could a haunting photo mark a tipping point in what’s been called a forever war? The case today on the Texas Standard. The feds are phasing out private prisons. How did we get there in the first place? Would you believe Texas led the way? Also the dwindling…

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Texas Standard: July 19, 2016

Police protection: that’s the aim of a new proposal from the Texas Governor. But would it work? That’s the question we ask on today’s Texas Standard. Also: political ads. One presidential candidate has been spending a lot more than another, but do ads even make a difference these days? Plus why getting a license to…

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Texas Standard: July 15, 2016

Another attack. Again in France. At least two Americans killed, reports they were Texans. We’re following that. Also in this country… ongoing tensions in police-community relations. A Texas leader calling out the President for his reactions to recent events. And funding for fighting Zika… what Texas can expect from Washington. Plus a Texas Youth Orchestra…

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Texas Standard: June 20, 2016

A case of friendly fire? More than 50 US diplomats sign a memo of dissent demanding a shift in Syria. Also teachers face police in a standoff on a highway. The result? 6 teachers killed in Oaxaca. We’ll hear what’s behind the protests. Plus an offer to the LGBT community in Houston takes an unexpected…

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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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Texas Standard: April 8, 2016

Texas tops the national news on the April 8th the latest: a shoot at a military base in San Antonio. Also- the latest on a shooting incident at Lackland air force base…also a cellphone video of a 12 year old slammed to the ground by school police stirs debate over the line between maintaining order…

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Texas Standard: February 2, 2016

File under Trumped: Did the army of Texans in Iowa put Ted Cruz over top? The Lt. Governor joins us from Des Moines. Also the spread of the Zika virus now an international emergency and more cases discovered in Texas. 5 things you need to know now. And is technology turning Texas police officers into…

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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: September 30, 2015

Should police be required to live in the cities they serve? What about a bonus for those who will? Also, imagine making more than 200 thousand dollars a year but not letting go of your subsidized housing? The issue over-income families. Plus- an abortion clinic closed in the wake of new state restrictions, reopens…but for…

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Texas Standard: September 2, 2015

Different perspectives on police shootings -literally- as officials investigate what are now two videos of a hands-up killing in San Antonio. Also, Long before Caitlyn Jenner there was the country’s first openly transgendered judge…in Texas. We’ll meet her. Plus, online grocery shopping and your labor day barbecue- viewed from the sides. All that and so…

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Texas Standard: August 13, 2015

How many police shootings since the start of the year? Though data is hard to come by, there may be a crowdsourced solution. Also, you’ve heard of flash floods…but what about flash droughts? That’s the term more and more climatologists are using to describe the state of Texas right now…we’ll have more. Also…is the heat…

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Texas Standard: August 12, 2015

An unarmed black teen shot by police. The officer who pulled the trigger -fired. But for the people of Arlington, is that enough? We’ll explore. After a deadly listeria outbreak, Blue Bell Trucks return to the streets: but what about the road to respectability? Also in prison, phone calls are expensive. Sometimes letters don’t get…

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June 9, 2015

To protect and to serve. And to fear? What the videos from McKinney Texas may tell us about 21st century police training. Plus more from the most infamous breakup of a teenage pool party in US history, as protests grow and internet hackers get in on the action. Property tax savings- experts warn don’t spend…

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June 8, 2015

Police and Race…Texas in the international spotlight as a pair of videos go viral. The EPA says there’s no connection between fracking and pollution of drinking water…end of discussion? Not so much, we’ll explore. Also, a medical breakthrough at a Houston hospital: the first ever skull cap transplant. And a tax that affects only women?…

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