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Texas Standard: October 2, 2019

Guilty. A jury has convicted a former Dallas Police officer of murdering her neighbor in his own apartment. We’ll have reaction and a look ahead to sentencing. Also, Texas State University under scrutiny for under-reporting sexual assaults on campus. We’ll take a look at what happened and why. Meanwhile, the state’s first black city is…

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Texas Standard: August 16, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott faces questions about his response to the mass shooting in El Paso. But is he going far enough? He’s facing calls to bring lawmakers back to Austin for a special session in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting. We’ll hear his response from last night’s town hall in Tyler, broadcast statewide…

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Texas Standard: May 30, 2019

The latest front in the culture wars? A game of political chicken, sandwiches? We’ll look at the backstory behind the conservative cry to save Chick-fil-a. AT&T is one of the biggest and best known brands in the world, but it ain’t your parents Ma Bell anymore. How the Dallas based phone company is morphing into…

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Texas Standard: July 3, 2018

Worried about a second American civil war? If it’s war we’re worried about, we may be facing the wrong direction. As Russia hosts the World Cup, no one seems to be paying attention to what the Kremlin is doing this moment in Syria: a bombing campaign and a fight that could eclipse the battle for…

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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: June 23, 2017

California bans official travel to Texas–over a law they say permits discrimination in adoption services. The impact and possible pushback today on the standard. After cutting off Planned Parenthood, the state launched a healthy Texas women program. One year later, what’s the prognosis? Also, an old phenomenon gets renewed attention: why do so many women…

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Texas Standard: June 12, 2017

An election upset in one of the biggest cities in Texas. We’ll meet the newly elected mayor of San Antonio: Ron Nirenberg. Also, a major decision in a case involving the legality of detaining undocumented immigrants. And it comes from the judge who’ll be hearing a challenge to the so called show me your papers…

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Texas Standard: May 30, 2017

Out with a scuffle: the final hours of the regular Texas legislative session marked with protests and threats. We’ll break it down. Also in legislative news we’ll take a look back at the session and evaluate how lawmakers did when it came to measures affecting children. Plus, is Texas still running the type of open,…

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Texas Standard: April 27, 2017

After a long night at the capitol, looks like a statewide ban on so-called sanctuary cities is all but a done deal. What happens next? That’s today on the Texas Standard. There’s more than a government shutdown to worry about: a prominent Texas lawmaker says what really on the line in the budget impasse: military…

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Texas Standard: April 26, 2017

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a word? How the future for thousands could turn on a single definition: the story today on the Texas Standard. Texas lawmakers begin what could be a marathon debate over forcing Texas towns and cities to enforce federal immigration laws. We’ll have the latest….

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Texas Standard: April 25, 2017

Feeling the sting: Texas officials worry about the return of a major health threat, and why those most at risk aren’t paying attention…The story today on the Texas Standard. If you build it they will—sue? NPR’s John Burnett tells us how a 40 year old treaty could be a brick wall for the wall… People…

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Texas Standard: April 21, 2017

Police shootings caught on smartphones grab the headlines…but what about other deaths in custody? The results of a new investigation today on the Texas Standard. The State of Texas wants its drugs back. The FDA says: not gonna happen. A looming showdown over a deadly cocktail. State law that says kids need to ‘click it’…

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Texas Standard: April 20, 2017

Texas is number 1- for reports of improper teacher student relationships- and the numbers continue to rise. Why and what can be done today on the Texas Standard. An alternative to the much debated senate bathroom bill does not require people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate. We’ll hear…

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Texas Standard: April 19, 2017

An upset or not so much? As political pundits argue over the the significance of Georgia’s special election, is there fallout closer to home? The story today on the Texas Standard. The president calls for tightening H1B visas: how that might affect the state with the most H1B applicants outside California- you know the one….

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Texas Standard: April 10, 2017

In an arm wrestling match between Dan Patrick and Joe Strauss who wins? Wanna bet 218 billion on it? What looks like a power shift. From bathroom choice to school choice, a string of defeats for high profile bills raises a question at the capitol: who’s really in charge here? R.G. Ratcliffe of Texas Monthly…

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Texas Standard: March 30, 2017

A whole new rodeo: Texas Ag commissioner Sid Miller strikes an economic agreement with a group of west bank settlements? We’ll explore. Also: a billionaire, a brash talker, and a would be president? Skip Hollandsworth of Texas Monthly on the prospects of a Cuban revolution. And how to pay for public schools: in a session…

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Privacy

Understanding what we want to make public and what we want to keep private might seem like an easy choice, however as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, when it comes to life on-line our brains aren’t quite equip to navigate the complexity of…

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Texas Standard: February 24, 2017

What does the Trump administration really have in store for the next 4 years? Don’t say nobody warned ya. The story today on the Texas Standard. Social media and text messages suspected behind skyrocketing numbers of inappropriate stident teacher relationships in Texas. What to do? The Texas legislature now stepping in. Also: a rare conversation…

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Texas Standard: February 17, 2017

An undocumented woman seeking protection from domestic violence arrested in an El Paso courtroom–the shape of things to come? That’s today on the Standard. The pushback on sanctuary cities inspires a throwback strategy: the return of sanctuary churches. We’ll meet a pastor who’s behind an effort in Texas–one that could lead to his own arrest….

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