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Texas Standard: October 8, 2019

U.S. Soldiers coming home, but what are they leaving behind? We’ll have a closer look at the decision to get U.S. troops out of northern Syria and why that matters. Also, China calls foul: how Houston found itself at the center of an international incident over Hong Kong. And word from Corpus Christi that the…

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Texas Standard: September 6, 2018

A federal judge struck down another Texas abortion law. We’ll take a look at what this ruling means and what’s next for the ongoing fight. Also- have you been paying attention at all to what’s happening in Venezuela? It’s bad. But what should the U.S. do about it? We’ll get one perspective. Plus Texas is…

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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: May 3, 2018

Who will be the next speaker of the Texas house of representatives? The answer could have a big impact on you. We’ll look at how the race is shaping up. Who’s the next Joe Straus? That is: who’s likely to take over as the third leg in the triumvirate of Texas politics, and what will…

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Texas Standard: May 2, 2018

From Dalhart to Dumas, San Antonio to San Angelo, Houston, Tyler, Marfa, College Station and all across the lone star nation no matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time. Governor Abbott used to take delight in filing lawsuits against the Obama administration, so why’s Texas suing the Trump administration? You may be surprised by…

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Texas Standard: April 5, 2018

President Trump orders troops to the border. Governor abbot says he welcomes the move, but what about residents on the front lines? We’ll explore. Also, the clock is ticking on a new NAFTA deal: with just days to go, where do things stand? We’ll find out. Plus farmers and ranchers get a reprieve from EPA…

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Texas Standard: March 13, 2018

The Texan in charge of US diplomacy, isn’t anymore. After traveling the world, secretary of state Rex Tillerson is coming home, we’ll explore. Also, exploding parcels in the Texas capitol city. Police are trying to connect the dots, warning Austinites not to touch boxes left at front doors. And in Dallas explosions of another sort,…

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Texas Standard: March 8, 2018

A culture of cover up? Claims of abuse against juvenile offenders are swept under the carpet according to a whistleblower, we’ll have the latest. Also, after Harvey, many homeowners and businesses wondered how the flooding could have happened, given the flood maps. A new study says that’s the problem: the maps are wrong. And a…

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Texas Standard: July 11, 2017

20 items: a lot for state lawmakers to do in one month of a special session. But with days before it starts, they’re adding to their workload. We’ll have the lowdown. Plus, for many small Texas communities, Walmart’s the biggest game in town. But what happens when the big box store shutters its doors? Today,…

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Texas Standard: February 13, 2017

Texas on ICE: for weeks they were unconfirmed reports, now evidence of immigration sweeps across Texas and 10 other states, we’ll have the latest. Also: mind the gap. Who’s gonna fill the hole between two competing spending plans, for Texas and what does it mean in real terms? And a price bubble in the middle…

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Texas Standard: October 18, 2016

The US promised retaliation against Russian hacking. Is the wired war now underway? We’ll consider the implications of all out cyber warfare. Also The Clinton campaign buys media time in deep red Texas. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they think the state is in play. We’ll take a closer look at the ad, and the…

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Texas Standard: September 9, 2016

Texas is a hotbed for human trafficking but there may be something that makes it unique: the cantina connection. We’ll explore. Also more questions than answers in the aftermath of a school shooting in west Texas. What we know and what it means for life in a normally tranquil small desert town. And lessons from…

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V&B – Jazz & The Art of War

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Rabbi and Jazz Historian Neil Blumofe, and a live jazz quintet (Sam Pankey – Bass, Michael Malone – Saxophone, David Young – Trumpet, Jacob Dupre – Piano, Scott Laningham – Drums) for a night of lively discussion and great live music as they explore jazz during war…

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Texas Standard: May 5th, 2015

The plaintiff: a US army Captain. The defendant: president Barack Obama. The claim? That the war against Isis is illegal. We’ll explore. Also, how safe is your drinking water? A warning for pregnant women, especially those who live in rural parts of Texas. And if you’ve been the victim of a crime, you may have…

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Texas Standard: March 21, 2016

As the President arrives in Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans flock to Laredo. A Texas Congressman wants it to stop. We’ll explore. Though everyone’s focused on on Donald Trump, Let’s imagine Ted Cruz makes the White House…or Julian Castro ends up on a Democratic ticket… We’ll play a political parlor game with a Texas…

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Texas Standard: November 19, 2015

In its war with the so-called Islamic State, France has a powerful ally. And it’s not the most likely one, either. We’ll explore a new coalition and the costs. Plus in the same Mexican state where 43 students disappeared last year at least 50 schools are set to close amid threats of attacks on classes….

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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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V&B: The New Pornography of Violence

It’s not an easy discussion, but rather a necessary one. Pornography of Violence refers to the depiction of violent behavior—as in pictures, still or video—in a sensational manner so as to arouse excitement, or a quick intense emotional reaction. During our conversation with NPR’s  John Burnett  and Pulitzer prize winning author and screenwriter Lawrence Wright…

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V&B: The Great War and Its Legacy, 100 Years Later

Harry Ransom Center’s recent exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibit marks the centenary of the start of World War I, and seeks to recover the deeply personal experience of the war.

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