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V&B – ADL & Transgender Studies Part 2

Views and Brews joined up with Equality Texas and The Anti-Defamation League of Austin to learn through the lenses of trans folks and the dad of a trans youth about what it means to be transgender. Listen back as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dylan Forbis, Claire Bow, Ken Ballard, and Carmarion D. Anderson discuss what…

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Texas Standard: February 2, 2017

America First: the rallying cry for the new administration ,and a focus of protests. But are we ready for what might happen beyond our borders? Plus: make new friends and meet new people. What was once the promise of the global coffee house has devolved into name calling and much worse. Is there a way…

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Texas Standard: January 6, 2017

The report cards are in —and what do they teach us about the state of Texas public schools? A collision course over the grading system. Also, water closets everywhere, but who gets to use which ones? Texas lawmakers move to regulate public bathrooms a la North Carolina, as business groups warn that the price could…

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Texas Standard: January 2, 2017

A federal judge in Texas issues a nationwide injunction seen as another blow to transgender rights and the Obama administration, we’ll explore today. Also, we’ve heard the warnings from the mayor himself: Dallas could be forced into bankruptcy because of a pension fund meltdown. Now, the mayor’s asking the Texas Rangers to step in. Plus,…

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Texas Standard: October 26, 2016

Amid reports of dodgy voting machines an Amarillo judge steps in to say false. We’ll explore the thanks and threats she’s getting. Also, some call it reapportionment. Others call it stealing elections. The backstory of why your district looks the way it does. Plus, hundreds of small businesses send a message to Texas lawmakers when…

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Texas Standard: September 6, 2016

Wags have wondered when Texas politics might finally turn purple. Fresh signs we might be closing in on grape season, we’ll have the details. Plus talk about guns on campus but is anyone listening anymore? Plus health officials say many early deaths in Texas are preventable, or would be if not for a major missing…

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Texas Standard: August 24, 2016

Guess who’s coming to dinner? The mother of a transgender boy gets a long awaited RSVP from Ken Paxton. We’ll meet her today on the Texas Standard. Set asides for higher ed students- the Lt. Governor wants to get rid of them claiming it would cut the cost of college across the board. Do the…

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Texas Standard: August 22, 2016

File under impeccable timing: on the first day of school for many across Texas, a ruling to stop a controversial bathroom policy- details today on the Texas Standard. The decision by a federal court in Texas affects schools nationwide, temporarily putting the brakes on an Obama Adminsitration order to accomodate transgender students. We’ll explore the…

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Texas Standard: August 11, 2016

Maybe you thought the battle in the so-called transgender bathroom wars was winding down. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn’t giving up, and he’s got ten other states behind him. We’ll explore. Also a program that provides tuition for veterans, unique to Texas, is costing universities more and more every year. The question, how to…

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Texas Standard: July 21, 2016

Texas laws are getting tossed out in court. First, the Supreme Court rejected the state’s abortion restrictions, now the 5th Circuit says no to voter ID rules, we’ll explore. Plus is requiring photo ID at the polls another undue burden? We’ll talk about what you should put in your wallet before heading out to vote…

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Texas Standard: June 10, 2016

There is no zika epidemic in Texas, but Houston’s mayor says the time has come to declare a public health state of emergency. Also Texas democrats try to build on a new anti-Trump momentum…but guess who’s coming to the Lone star state just in Time for the democratic convention? And, an state law says schools…

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Texas Standard: May 11, 2016

Overflow capacity at a Fort Worth school board meeting and a debate over bathrooms and gender identity. We’ll explore. Also he’s an army vet who’s earned a burial at Arlington if there’s room…but while he’s alive, he’s not allowed to step foot in the US. We’ll speak with him, and hear about the many others…

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Texas Standard: September 2, 2015

Different perspectives on police shootings -literally- as officials investigate what are now two videos of a hands-up killing in San Antonio. Also, Long before Caitlyn Jenner there was the country’s first openly transgendered judge…in Texas. We’ll meet her. Plus, online grocery shopping and your labor day barbecue- viewed from the sides. All that and so…

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Women, Gender, & Sexuality

This episode recognizes women, gender, and sexuality with a discussion of the complexities of gender and sexuality from contemporary and historical perspectives. Our discussants share what they’ve learned from their respective research projects, while exploring how privilege and power function in constructions of gender and sexuality. Ultimately, they agree that listening with empathy to each…

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