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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Texas Standard: September 26, 2016

With a key moment in American politics hours away- why what voters see in the debate might not be what the press sees. The story today on the Texas Standard. After refusing to endorse the Republican nominee at the convention Ted Cruz jumps on to the Trump train. But does Cruz think Trump’s fit to…

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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: March 18, 2016

More rain in the forecast today for parts of Texas including those already under water. How disaster declarations affect resources and recovery. Also – Genocide… or just war? Understanding why the declaration about ISIS makes a difference. Plus… SeaWorld in San Antonio and the coasts are making changes to how they do business… we’ll hear…

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Michel Martin Tells Us More (Ep. 49, 2015)

Michel Martin, host of NPR’s weekend edition of “All Things Considered,” discusses the Black Lives Matter movement, her personal and family history, plus what’s next for her.

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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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May 21, 2015

State lawmakers say no. The city of Denton says so? When it comes to fracking we may be looking at a battle of the bans. Food fights, spitballs, water balloons- no problem…water guns? Stop right there partner. The Scouts ban on water gun fights prompts a range of reaction. We’ll explore. And Texas Monthly’s barbecue…

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May 20, 2015

What if some of the Waco 174 are not outlaws after all… A legal blowback from innocent bikers? When officers in riot gear jumped a man in an El Paso cell…he claimed he couldn’t breathe. Half an hour later he was dead. Natural causes? We’ll explore. The American dream -meet generation millennial…we’ll try to square…

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May 19, 2015

One million dollar bond for the 170 plus rounded up after the biker shootout… including riders for Christ and Veterans groups? What justifies solitary confinement for 9 year olds? Outrage over how a school in New Braunfels deals with misbehaving kids. Also the 16 year old who graduates from Texas A&m this week…next on her…

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May 18, 2015

Cossacks versus Banditos…a turf war among bikers erupts into a shootout leaving 9 dead, 18 injured and countless questions. Education in Texas typically gets low marks-so why are four of the top ten schools in Texas? Selling a home in a tony part of Houston for 150 dollars. What’s the catch? We’ll talk about it…

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May 15, 2015

400 fish killed at the Texas State Aquarium. Now comes the lawsuit and a nationwide warning about mislabeled chemicals. The West Texas doctor ostracized for blowing the whistle on the cost of health care. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

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May 13, 2015

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May 11, 2015

In the wake of the attack at Garland, a sharp turn in the so-called war on terror with a warning to local governments. Plus, when a parent seeks mental health care for a troubled teen, should that parent get sanctioned for neglect? A quirk in Texas law some are trying to reverse. And we’ll hear…

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