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Texas Standard: August 23, 2019

It’s been a week now since the ransomware attacks on smaller towns and counties across Texas. We’ll look at how one county beat the bad guys. Also… safer than cigarettes? A warning from a Texas pulmonologist over vaping as the CDC investigates more than a hundred cases of severe lung disease linked to e-cigarettes. Plus…

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Urban Coyote

A couple weeks back, Texas Standard did a story on urban coyotes. The story was about the animal but, for some, it also prompted a few images of hipsters — that was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Ranch Words In Urban Life

The other day I was trying to pull out on U.S. Route 281, and the traffic was so steady that I had to wait about three minutes for an opening. As I was waiting, my father’s voice came into my head and said, “Somebody left the gate open down there.” Dad’s been gone 30 years…

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12th & Chicon: Austin’s Affordability Crisis

Dr. Eric Tang is an associate professor at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at UT-Austin. After analyzing that data a few years back, Tang wanted to look more closely at why African-Americans were leaving Austin – specifically, East Austin. KUT’s Jennifer Stayton spoke to Tang about this new research for our On…

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Gettin’ Real in Texas

Most Texans now live in urban areas but there’s still a big farming and ranching culture in the state. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter’s inspiration this week.

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