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Texas Standard: January 23, 2017

Texas billionaire Ross Perot once warned of a giant sucking sound. Today: a stunning vindication? We’ll explore. Plus, what’s called school choice, set to explode as a front page issue this week. As lawmakers make it a top priority, how’s it supposed to work exactly? We’ll have a crash course. Also, what appears to be…

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Texas Standard: September 30, 2016

A Texas Democrat has a plan for next years ninth grade curriculum: a class on how to behave when stopped by police, we’ll explore. Also peace by plebiscite: what an historic vote this weekend could mean for Columbia and for Texas. Also disappearing dance halls: why communities are trying to get the few remaining back…

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Texas Standard: July 30, 2015

Texas has safeguards to prevent jail suicides. So why did they fail Sandra Bland and why so many jail suicides statewide? Jonathan Pollard, convicted Israeli spy and native son of Texas. His imminent and controversial release turns a spotlight on his backstory. Also, the Trans-Pacific Partnership faces a Friday deadline to reach a deal and…

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