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Texas Standard: January 16, 2019

Dallas and Houston both reporting slowdowns at airports as unpaid TSA workers call in sick. Now a call for airport screeners to go on strike. We’ll explore. Also, what’s worse than a partial government shutdown? Ask someone living in the UK right now. Why an impasse over Brexit could leave a mark here in Texas…

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Long Distance Fan

Do you sometimes feel like a strawberry in a sea of burnt orange? Or a golden nugget in a crowd of blue and silver? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: August 7, 2018

The state Senate has some suggestions to combat school violence. We’ll take a look at what they mean for students settling into the new school year. Also, separated from her three-year-old without any explanation. A Mexican woman who legally sought asylum in California four months ago is telling her story desperate to be reunited with…

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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 28, 2018

The end of Rowe versus Wade? Not so fast say a Texas law scholar and a former law clerk to retiring Justice Kennedy, we’ll explore. And conventional wisdom has it that Kennedy’s likely successor on the court will be an ideological opponent of the landmark 1973 abortion rights decision. But in the end, such a…

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Texas Standard: February 4, 2016

We can’t yet call it the great oil blowout of the early 21st century,or can we? A dark announcement from a major Texas company. Also Texas jailhouse deaths have been making headlines here and across the nation…so why is the largest city in Texas cutting jail inspectors? And we’ve all heard that California’s losing tech…

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Texas Standard: December 17, 2015

Congress could be poised to lift a ban on oil exports that’s existed for four decades. We’ll explore why on today’s Texas Standard. Coming up: the fruit that’s actually a berry, that’s native to Texas. And, how about some Texas craft beer to help those bitter berries go down? We’ll sample what some say might…

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Texas Standard: September 8, 2015

The Syrian connection…refugees find new homes deep in the heart of you know where as Washington rejiggers its strategy. Also- a former disgruntled employee returns with a gun…what would you do? In the wake of recent headlines, TX workplaces reconsider their options. Plus the Saudi’s gambled and Texas won—that declaration from the Texas comptroller. And…

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