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Texas Standard: May 7, 2019

Is a cut in property tax worth the hike in sales tax? A would be swap gets more scrutiny as an important vote looms on the horizon, we’ll do the numbers. Also, what would be a major expansion of the Texas medical marijuana program gets a big boost in the Texas House. And over on…

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Texas Standard: February 6, 2017

Her arrest and death made national headlines, but will the Sandra Bland act win the support of Texas lawmakers? We’ll explore. Also with talk of a wall and America first, what started out as boycotts in Mexico may be a new nationalism in the making. Our conversation with a longtime student of Mexican culture and…

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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: July 13, 2016

Texas dealing with tensions over race and policing. Moments of healing at a Dallas memorial service… and reminders of past scars, we’ll explore. Also One year ago today, a young woman found dead in her jail cell. The video of the arrest that put her there going viral. Plus no silver bullet: recommendations for fixes…

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Texas Standard: April 13, 2016

What could have been done to save the life of Sandra Bland? Nine months on, an independent commission releases its findings. We’ll explore. Also the state reverses a conviction…you’re free to go, but are you free? The complicated state of exonerations. Plus, t minus two days? Not exactly. A tax break this year you may…

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Texas Standard: January 7, 2016

The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland has been indicted…for perjury. It was one, simple sentence that got him in trouble. Plus how can you tell if someone is mentally healthy enough to buy and use a gun? Also, we’ll talk about the future of football and yes, virtual reality has a role here…

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Texas Standard: December 22, 2015

A grand jury decision in the Sandra Bland case: will the trooper involved face charges? It’s one of many stories we’re following today on the Texas Standard. Thanks for joining us…coming up, what are the top stories of 2015? The editor of the Mcallen Monitor nominates a story from the front pages of today’s paper…we’ll…

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Texas Standard: December 2, 2015

Governor Abbot tries to convince a not-quite Capitalist Cuba that Texas would made a good business partner. The Sandra Bland case put suicides in Texas Jails on the radar- but with scores of suicides in recent years, where were the alarm bells before? Also- a ban on big gulps? Maybe a bridge too far. But…

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Texas Standard: November 13, 2015

Why did Sandra Bland die in an East Texas jail? The county now blames her friends and family. Now an official change to curb jail suicides. Also asylum seekers in the US unwittingly raking in millions for a big corporation? NPR’s John Burnett joins us to talk about his investigation…And Texas versus Washington in Shanghai-…

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Texas Standard: September 16, 2015

The Sandra Bland case drew national attention to suicide in Texas jails. Now, an attempt to curb self-inflicted deaths behind bars. Also, a Korean exodus from Los Angeles to the Lone star state, well tell you what’s behind it. Plus, Thousands of pages of top secret documents from the Vietnam era go public at the…

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Texas Standard: August 18, 2015

Smokey bacon margaritas, deep fried alligator and fried carrot cake rolls: It can only mean one thing – the State Fair of Texas is returning. Plus: It’s almost back-to-school time for students at Prairie View A&M – the school Sandra Bland attended, and had landed a job at when she was arrested. We’ll check with…

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Texas Standard: August 7, 2015

The media circus has moved on…but family members have not. A conversation with Sandra Bland’s sister today on the Texas Standard. The numbers on incarcerated African American Women don’t add up…we’ll talk about what one Texas newspaper editor calls the New Jane Crow. 5 million dollars: the reward the US is offering for the capture…

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Texas Standard: July 23, 2015

She told jail officials she had previously attempted suicide- 3 days later she was dead in her cell. What happened..and failed to happen. Also, do optics Trump substance? As the man polls claim to be the Republican front runner lands in Texas..The mayor of a border town worries about being used as a political backdrop….

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Texas Standard: July 17, 2015

The death of Sandra Bland in a Texas County Jail. What started as a traffic stop is now a federal investigation and national concern. As investigations continue into the motive behind yesterday’s shootings in Chattanooga, in a small north Texas town fearful resident residents pack city hall to stop a Muslim cemetery. We’ll have the…

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