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Texas Standard: October 9, 2019

What does sex mean? What’s at issue as the Supreme Court considers whether federal law prohibits discrimination against people who identify as LGBTQ. We’ll have the latest. Also, sparks fly as a Texas professor wins the Nobel Prize for his work on batteries, we’ll have details. And new numbers raise new questions over Border Patrol…

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Texas Standard: November 22, 2018

Kids are taught of how they traveled across the sea to escape persecution: what of those making pilgrimages to safety in modern times? We’re reconsidering what many describe as a global refugee crisis. But is it truly a crisis? And just how overwhelming does it have to be? From the UN High Commission for Refugees,…

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Texas Standard: October 23, 2018

Setting records statewide as early voting gets underway across Texas. Meanwhile President Trump turns up the volume on immigration as a migrant caravan from Central America makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border. We’ll have the latest. Also, watch what you wear before you head out to the polls. Why that favorite shirt…

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Texas Standard: October 18, 2018

It started with a few hundred headed for the U.S. border, now 4 thousand strong: the Honduran caravan en route for the U.S. border, we’ll have the latest. Also, days away from the start of early voting, and a once reliably Republican congressional district now one of the most closely watched of the election season….

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Texas Standard: June 22, 2018

Texas plastic bag bans get sacked in a unanimous ruling by the Texas Supreme Court. We’ll take a look at the ruling, the reasoning and the impact. And: Warehousing migrants is big business, and right now business is good for those companies. Manny Fernandez of The New York Times joins us. Plus: The president’s proposed…

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Texas Standard: May 1, 2018

A Foster care system so dangerous to kids, its been ruled unconstitutional. Should the Feds be permitted to order a fix for Texas? We’ll have the latest. Also, after parkland everyone seems to have an opinion on whether there should be tighter controls on guns. But some Texans with a personal stake in the matter…

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Texas Standard: April 17, 2018

The Commander is Chief wields a lot of power over U-S military action, but where do those powers begin and end? We’ll explore. Also, it’s been almost 10 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston. But the city still hasn’t rebuilt much of the housing many depend on. And it’s been exactly 5 years since a…

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Texas Standard: June 19, 2017

What looks like the first major storm of the hurricane season building up off the coast of the lone star state. We’ll have an eye on the sky. Also as professional storm watchers keep an eye on the gulf, a coastal Texas city struggles with keeping its head about water during normal downpours. In need…

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Texas Standard: June 14, 2017

A still developing story out of northern Virginia where a gunman opens fire on members of congress and aides. Congressman Steve Scalise, the majority whip from Louisiana hit in the early morning gun attack, we’ll have the latest. Also, an aide to Texas congressman Roger Williams hit, a developing story we’re following this hour. So…

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Texas Standard: June 5, 2017

After another terrorist attack in Britain, middle eastern nations take dramatic steps to cut off Qatar. How closely are the two connected? We’ll explore. Also last year, he tried to distance himself from Donald trump. This weekend, he was elected head of the Texas GOP. His message may raise eyebrows among democrats. We’ll meet him….

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Texas Standard: March 23, 2017

Is the Texas Senate cooking the books? Harsh words from the House speaker promise a budget battle royal. What’s at stake? We’ll explore. Plus a global refugee crisis, with local impact? A summit of sorts in North Texas on what to do about the displaced. And the next battlefront for religious liberty could be the…

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Texas Standard: March 9, 2017

Illegal crossings on the southwest border down 40 percent in one month! The trump administration says, “You’re welcome” but can they take the credit? Also the tax man calculating the value of homes across Texas right now. We’ll tell you about a political effort to cap how much your property taxes can be raised and…

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Texas Standard: December 1, 2016

An farewell holiday gift from the President: a pardon for immigrants in the US illegally. Could that actually happen? We’ll not often do democrats and republicans agree, but with the prospect of a huge wall looming, two Texas lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle are pushing a bill to keep borders open, at least…

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Texas Standard: November 29, 2016

The Ohio State University attack and the Texas connection: does the incident underscore concerns about refugee resettlement? We’ll explore. Also to alert Ohio State students yesterday, administrators sent out a message on social media: run hide fight. A phrase that may turn out to be a 21st century version of duck and cover, which has…

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Texas Standard: November 28, 2016

The president elect has called for extreme vetting of some would-be immigrants. For potential citizens, that future is now. Plus the economic miracle. Still wise to bank on it? What a new economic map of Texas tells us about sustained growth, and where the hot spots are. Plus, mothers milk- they say there’s nothing better…

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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: May 18, 2016

The viral video showed a officer slamming a student to the ground. Advocates say it’s past time to make changes to school policing. We’ll explore. Also Texas can do its own background checks… even while accepting federal funding to resettle refugees? We’ll take a closer look. Plus… one part of the state has twice the…

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Texas Standard: December 10, 2015

It’s December 2015. Or is it August 2014? The feds warn Texas counties to prepare for a potential humanitarian crisis. Plus are South Texas detention centers the equivalent of WW2 internment camps? Should they be regulated as day care centers? The debate takes on new urgency. Also gun rights protesters plan a mock campus shooting…a…

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Texas Standard: December 4, 2015

Now it’s beginning to look a bit like a grudge match over Syrian Refugees- Despite a legal challenge to Syrian refugees, no let up from the Feds. You’ve no doubt heard that there’s been as many mass shootings as days in the year…are you so sure? We’ll do the numbers. And Californian’s used to brag…

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Texas Standard: November 30, 2015

The Texas Governor may not be able to stop Syrian refugees, but he’s warning groups that help with resettlement that he’ll sue…the story today on the Texas Standard. Plus the other presidential race: to get candidates names onto state ballots. Also-love for Sale? Not this time, says the attorney general, shutting down three dating sites….

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