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Texas Standard: October 17, 2019

A Texas republican takes his stand against president Trump in what may be the biggest bipartisan rebuke of the president yet from Capitol Hill, we’ll have the latest. Also, the longest summer on record in Texas? Certainly the hottest September. A new investigation by the Austin American Statesman suggests Texas heat more and more is…

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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: May 11, 2018

Bitter rivals have started launching rockets at each other, raising concerns among experts about the world’s next big war, we’ll explore. Also, as investigations continue into possible presidential collusion with Kremlin insiders, we’ll hear how the Russians tried to turn Houston’s Beyonce into a weapon of mass distraction. Plus the self taught scientist who gather…

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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: March 1, 2018

Texas based Academy Sports sticks to its guns, but fans of the AR 15 face a new backlash, including perhaps from the White House. The story today on the Texas Standard. Lloyd Doggett & Beto O’Rourke among the Texans in Congress writing a letter to the Speaker of the House. The message: time to rethink…

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Texas Standard: June 20, 2017

The Russians declare a de facto US no fly zone east of the euphrates. Are we seeing the Berlinization of Syria? We’ll explore. Also the US supreme court agrees to consider a Wisconsin case on redistricting. What’s that mean for Texas? Depending on the outcome, more than you might think. And SB4: with what detractors…

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Texas Standard: May 16, 2017

Spy satellite photos made public plus a disturbing allegation against Syria that raises the specter of war crimes, we’ll explore. Plus reporting on the border has always been a challenge, but now it’s deadlier than ever, and some fear a shadow of silence spreading over Mexico. We’ll explain. Also Texas set to become the first…

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Texas Standard: April 14, 2017

An enormous bomb dropped in Afghanistan, tensions high with North Korea, and what about Syria? We’ll check-in on global relations. Also over the years of debate about the federal budget deficit. Texas has built up a huge nest egg. But are we making the most of that money? And it could soon be a little…

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Texas Standard: April 7, 2017

After US cruise missile attacks on Syria, whose move is it next? A one time event, or the start of something bigger? We’ll explore. Also, after a 15 hour budget battle royal, a 218 billion dollar spending plan for Texas, paid for in part by tapping the rainy day fund. We’ll tally the winners and…

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Texas Standard: April 5, 2017

Has the freedom caucus outlived its usefulness? Congressman Ted Poe on why he walked away and what that means for conservatives in Texas. Also, out of control: after hundreds of arrests and even deaths during spring break, South Padre demand a shift in the island’s image as the teenage party capitol. And from ranchers to…

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Texas Standard: March 27, 2017

Who’s in charge here? With the president giving more latitude to the military, rising civilian casualty counts in Syria trigger growing concerns. Plus reading, writing and reboot. Texas public school students hunker down for assessment tests statewide, but the score that may wind up mattering most: the one for the test makers. We’ll hear why….

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Texas Standard: October 4, 2016

Amid the spectacle of 2016, little serious policy discussion. Or is there room for serious debate? We’ll explore. Also lost in the drone of nasty exchanges over Trump’s taxes and Clinton’s stamina, one of the most serious humanitarian and foreign policy challenges since the Cold War, unfolding right now, yet all but ignored in the…

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Texas Standard: September 16, 2016

A temporary ceasefire… it sounds like good news for Syria… but not everyone’s happy with the deal. We’ll explain on today’s Texas Standard. How much do we really need to know about the health of the people running for the nation’s highest office? And how much do they have to tell us? A start up…

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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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V&B – Understanding Lebanon

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy is joined by four visiting Fulbright professors from Lebanon as well as Dr. Richard Flores, Dean of the Liberal Arts College, in a discussion about the rich history of a place once known as the “Switzerland of the East”. What can we learn from their complex political…

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Texas Standard: June 20, 2016

A case of friendly fire? More than 50 US diplomats sign a memo of dissent demanding a shift in Syria. Also teachers face police in a standoff on a highway. The result? 6 teachers killed in Oaxaca. We’ll hear what’s behind the protests. Plus an offer to the LGBT community in Houston takes an unexpected…

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V&B – Understanding The Middle East Through Media

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Egyptian-based photojournalist Tom Hartwell and Dr. Paula Newberg from the UT Dept. of Government, in a discussion about the process of covering conflict in the Middle East. How are images framed and selected for distribution? How do news stories highlight particular narratives, and at what cost? And…

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Hot Peppers: Gary Nabhan (Ep. 10)

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient we talk with Gary Nabhan, author of: Chasing Chiles – Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail; Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes and Cultural Diversity; and Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey. Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving…

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The Ticket: How the Paris Attacks Affect 2016 GOP Campaigns

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V&B Extra: Lara Logan – Foreign Correspondence in The Middle East

In this special edition of Views & Brews, CBS & 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan is joined by Director of the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Karin Wilkins, Assistant Director Chris Rose, and journalist Tracy Dahlby to discuss the current state of foreign correspondence in the Middle East, the Islamic State, modern reporting and its implications.

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