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Texas Standard: August 1, 2019

Typically Texas Republicans donate more to candidates than do Democrats. But this year, a major shift in giving. What the numbers may tell us for 2020. Also, a death during an incident involving Dallas police in 2016. After years of refusing freedom of information requests, a disturbing video is finally released raising questions about excessive…

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Texas Standard: July 29, 2019

Defense Department Money reallocated to build a border wall gets the green light from the U.S. Supreme Court. What the decision means for Texas. Plus, one of the longest serving members of the Trump administration steps down, and a Texas congressman being talked about as his replacement as the new director of national intelligence, we’ll…

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Texas Standard: July 18, 2019

Fear and uncertainty south of the border as asylum seekers waiting in Ciudad Juarez wonder what a U.S. rule change means for them, we’ll have the latest. Also, the Lone Star State now at the center of an effort to end the spread of HIV. We’ll hear why Texas, and what could change under a…

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Texas Standard: June 17, 2019

Okay, now the legislative session is really over. The veto deadline has passed. What did and didn’t make it off Governor Greg Abbott’s desk? We’ll explore. Also, a dead zone is headed to the Gulf Coast. And it could be one of the biggest on record. How it happens and why it looks so bad….

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Texas Standard: May 17, 2019

Even after evidence of Russian attempts to hack U.S. politics, campaigns for 2020 are turning down cybersecurity help. Is that a smart move? We’ll take a look. Also, a new immigration reform plan. Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News tells us why Democrats say its dead on arrival. Plus, skyrocketing insulin prices? For a…

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Texas Standard: January 8, 2019

It’ll be 140 days unless things get crazy and the Texas lege goes into overtime. In recent years, hot button issues have made for rather explosive headlines coming from the Texas capitol, but the 86th session that starts today could be different. 3 veterans of the Capitol Press Corps tell us what to expect. Also,…

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Texas Standard: September 25, 2018

Proposed changes to legal immigration here in the U.S. that would especially affect the poor. We’ll take a look at the possible impacts. Plus, President Trump has signed the largest VA budget ever. What the money is going towards and where it’s coming from. And we’ll head to Sonora, Texas where unprecedented flooding has damaged…

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Texas Standard: June 27, 2018

A court order: the government has 30 days to reunite families separated at the border…and it appears some big changes are already happening, we’ll have the latest. Also, a surprise upset win by a socialist candidate over a high ranking congressman in New York’s primaries last night is reverberating across the country. What about right…

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Texas Standard: February 27, 2018

Turnout looks up at the polls and some political rallies draw big crowds. But what does excitement about the primaries really mean for election results? We’ll explore. Also, there’s been a lot said about more women running for office and more minorities. Today a look at what veterans could bring to the race. Plus federal…

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Texas Standard: February 6, 2018

ISIS: mostly defeated. But is the Taliban gaining ground? Military engagements may be changing overseas but the message to troops here in the US: deploy or get out. We’ll take a closer look at the situation. And a new TV series is retelling the story of the FBI siege on the Branch Davidian compound outside…

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Texas Standard: May 31, 2017

Lawmakers have left the building. But what did they accomplish in the 85th Legislative session when it comes to criminal justice? We’ll take a look. Also, a soldier commits a crime on a battlefield, maybe even murder, but should we re-think how we hold someone in a combat situation accountable? At least one Texas lawmaker…

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Texas Standard: May 30, 2017

Out with a scuffle: the final hours of the regular Texas legislative session marked with protests and threats. We’ll break it down. Also in legislative news we’ll take a look back at the session and evaluate how lawmakers did when it came to measures affecting children. Plus, is Texas still running the type of open,…

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Texas Standard: December 21, 2016

Texas officials fulfill a promise: no more Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood. The implications and what comes next. Plus a multi million dollar emergency infusion for child protective services. The plan: hire new caseworkers and give raises to keep others from leaving. But there’s a hitch, just in time for the holidays. We’ll hear about…

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Texas Standard: August 15, 2016

In drought-prone Texas, is rain a hazard to our health? Why state officials might want to keep the answers on the down low, we’ll explore. Plus the constitution says owing money is not a crime, but many texans get locked up for it anyway. What some cities are doing to change that if they can….

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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: August 3, 2016

The state attorney raised concerns about laws being broken. She was fired and offered money not to sue. Now her story’s coming out, we’ll explore. Plus: days from now, Texas is set to put to death a man who didn’t actually kill anyone. We’ll hear why. Also, as the media spotlights a scuffle between Donald…

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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: February 1, 2016

Boots on the ground: a pivotal day for a huge Texas contingent in Iowa. The view from up North. Also what is a caucus anyway? We’ll offer a Texsplainer. And one of the biggest big box retail fails in recent memory, ready for a reboot in Big D? We’ll hear all about it. Engineering students…

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May 25, 2015

Record breaking rainfall drives Texans from their homes, flooding out roadways triggering twisters and prompting new warnings. The final days of the 84, what Texas lawmakers face in the homestretch. Growing concerns about abuse in foster care, songwriting with soldiers, and some grilling tips for Memorial Day.

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V&B: Songwriting With Soldiers

In this discussion, Rebecca McInroy hosts songwriters Monte Warden and Darden Smith as well as combat veterans Joe Costello and Sakief Ahmed, to talk about how vets are working with songwriters, to not only heal, but to help us all better understand the trauma of war.

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