September 24, 2021
Deportations from Del Rio Texas are the focal point in one of the highest profile diplomatic resignations in modern memory. We'll have more on a scathing departing salvo from the president's special envoy to Haiti, lambasting the Biden administration's handling of a migration crisis at the border. Also, November 2020 election results from four Texas counties to be audited. That news coming just hours after former President Donald Trump demands a statewide election audit. And the San Antonio resident at the center of what human rights watchers call a sham trial and an unjust prison sentence. Those stories and more…Listen
September 23, 2021
It's been a long haul for Texans struggling with the pandemic, but for some it may be an even longer haul. We'll look at what Texas doctors are doing to help. Other stories were following, climate change: now called the number one cause of weather related death in the country. But not all communities are feeling the heat the same. We'll hear about what are called urban heat islands. And how China has helped make Texas prime real estate for Bitcoin miners. Also the story behind the country's first bilingual kids TV show, launched some 5 decades ago in Texas.…Listen
September 22, 2021
In what could be a test of SB8, Texas' new abortion law, at least two private persons have filed suit over an abortion, invoking one of the most controversial provisions of SB8. We'll hear more. Also, one of the biggest players in the energy industry sells off all its holdings in the Permian Basin. What this move might mean for West Texas, and what it may say about growing climate concerns. And on that subject a warning about a disease that could get worse as Texas gets hotter. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:Listen
September 21, 2021
Hundreds more federal agents are sent to south Texas as the Biden administration steps up deportations of most Haitian migrants. After promises for sweeping changes in immigration policy, the Biden administration facing heat from immigration advocates and even some democrats over its handling of a humanitarian crisis at the border. We'll hear more. Also the numbers are in, but how will the new political maps being drawn up by Texas lawmakers reflect the growing numbers of members of minority groups and people of color that have moved to Texas since the last census? And the unusual approach to saving the…Listen
September 20, 2021
A rough and tumble year in Texas politics is set to get even tougher as Texas lawmakers gather today to redraw the states political maps. As redistricting takes center stage again in Texas, a major change in how those maps will be redrawn has many worried communities of color and interest stand to lose their strength without federal oversight. We'll hear more. Also why so many companies, eager to position their brands, are avoiding weighing in on Texas' new abortion law. And a new documentary on a woman who changed the face of the Supreme Court, but is seldom thought…Listen
September 17, 2021
It is being described as a new humanitarian challenge- reporters say 10,000 migrants or more massed under a bridge in Del Rio. Details today on the Texas Standard. A new crisis at the border, as local and federal officials appear overwhelmed by the masses in need, most apparently fleeing conditions in Haiti. We'll have more with a reporter on the ground in Del Rio. With the crumbling of Trump's plans for a federal border wall, some Texans living along the border are finding getting back their seized land not a simple matter. We'll hear about the complications and the impact.…Listen
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David Brown is host of the daily statewide public radio news hour, Texas Standard. He is former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program Marketplace, and a veteran public radio journalist for more than three decades. Brown has covered national and international affairs for NPR and PRI’s Monitor Radio from bases in Atlanta, Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. He has received numerous Murrow awards, National Headliner Awards, AP Broadcast honors and two Grand Prizes from the International Radio Festivals. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law, and is an active member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.