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Texas Standard: September 9, 2019

How do you get the attention of state leaders? A federal judge proposes locking up Texas prison officials in their own overheated prisons. We’ll have more on the latest twist in a 5-year battle over Texas prisons where a judge says the heat constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Also, the Texas Attorney General is leading a multi-state charge against Google to investigate, are they violating antitrust laws? Plus, they say everything’s bigger in Texas. Now, so are the supercomputers. And a prescription for cutting the cost of a hospital visit in the Lone Star State. All that and then some on today’s Texas Standard.

Texas Standard: May 9, 2019

A showdown between congress and the executive branch over the Mueller report. Many calling it a constitutional crisis. But is it, really? In the fight over control of the Mueller report, it may come down to the courts to decide whether the executive branch can justifiably assert executive privilege and stop congress from getting an unredacted copy. We’ll explore what’s at stake for the separation of powers. Also, a new report spots a growing trend: the upwardly mobile mexican migrant, we’ll take a look. And the budget premium smartphone: an oxymoron? Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 30, 2018

It’s election season: do you know who you’re casting your ballot for? Are you sure? We’ll take a look at reports of problems with voting machines statewide. Also, the White House calls for more than 5,000 active duty troops to be sent to the border to intercept a so-called migrant caravan, and their mission doesn’t seem so much backup as front lines. We’ll have the latest. Also, the president announces a plan to end birthright citizenship. Can he do that on his own? We’ll take a closer look. Plus flares in the field: why oil companies may be underreporting. All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 26, 2018

The pot is sweetened: a proposed path to citizenship for 1.8 million. But is the overall flavor of the deal too terrible for many lawmakers? We’ll explore. Plus, the hub of Harris County’s criminal justice system has been closed because of Hurricane Harvey flooding, and could be for years to come. And in Marfa a secretive company opens up to school kids. And in Montreal NAFTA negotiations that could have big effects on Texas. All that plus the Typewriter Rodeo and a wrap of the week in Texas politics, today on the Texas Standard:

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 Trump and a gold star parent, one Texas soldier starts a conversation about the quiet struggles faced by most military parents, we’ll talk to him. Oil slips back below the 40 dollar a barrel mark: some sense a saudi strategy to put the boot on Texas. And are there really two Mexico’s? We’ll do the numbers and much more, don’t touch that dial, it’s Texas Standard time:

Texas Standard: November 30, 2015

The Texas Governor may not be able to stop Syrian refugees, but he’s warning groups that help with resettlement that he’ll sue…the story today on the Texas Standard. Plus the other presidential race: to get candidates names onto state ballots. Also-love for Sale? Not this time, says the attorney general, shutting down three dating sites. We’ll hear why. Also you might think of them as the original Washington power couple—hint: they came from you know where. Plus what could be this years Cinderella story in college hoops. All of that and more on todays Texas Standard:

KUT Weekend – February 14, 2014

Stealth dorms, the rising cost of Texas barbeque, and what does an Attorney General do? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org