Baylor

Texas Standard: January 10, 2018

A freewheeling white house meeting on immigration and a court order from California, so where exactly do we stand on DACA? We’ll explore. Also, during yesterday’s remarkable televised conference between the president and bipartisan congressional leaders, an especially odd moment as the president called for a return of earmarks. There were lots of nervous chuckles, but the president may be on to something, we’ll hear why. And the Dallas Fed with an economic forecast for 2018: mostly sunny, with a chance of showers, we’ll have details. And how many registered voters in Texas can’t get the proper id? Researchers may have an answer. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 24, 2017

Harvey threatens the coast of Texas with storm surges and catastrophic flooding. It could bring torrential downpours further inland. A state of emergency preemptively declared in 30 Texas counties, we’ll explore. Plus, an explosive new book investigates the sexual assault scandal at Baylor university. We’ll hear from one of the authors. And it’s move-in week at colleges across Texas: a look at tech to make life easier for freshmen. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 3, 2017

Salacious emails from a former Baylor University regent about victims of sexual assaults spark outrage. We’ll explore how they tie in. Also special courts for cops: a new law on the books creates diversion programs for first responders. Why counties are hesitant to set them up. Also the cochineal, a small Spanish insect and the source of the red dye in many foods we eat, the makeup we use and the focus of a new Texas art exhibit. And faced with a 19% unemployment rate, some Spaniards are looking for ways to boost their resume. Those stories and so much today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 31, 2017

One of the most important announcements yet, with potential implications for generations. We’ll explore the short list for the Supreme Court. Plus a fire destroys a mosque in Victoria and another burns down an Islamic center in central Texas. Unconnected events? We’ll hear what officials are saying, and not saying. And Texas two step? Texas lawmakers detail a proposal to use public money for private school tuition. Also a plan to cap property taxes, but do the numbers add up? Plus motherhood, musicianship and memories of Mineral Wells. A conversation with the current queen of americana: Amanda shires. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 18, 2016

Unconventional convention. GOP speakers include reality TV stars, but also Texas politicians. We’ll explore what we can expect from them in Cleveland. Also differences at the border but a lot of similarities too. A new poll questioned residents on both sides of the US-Mexico line and a look at what it found. And arrests are down across Texas, but the number of Texans dying during an arrest is up. We’ll take a closer look at those numbers. Plus boot camp for drug addicts: why a tough-line approach works for so many but so few get the opportunity to try it. And new leadership at Baylor. A look at the University’s new Athletic Director and the challenges he’ll face. Those stories and more on today’s Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 27, 2016

A Fundamental failure: the finding that led to a shake up at Baylor. Heads are rolling, but then what? Implications bigger than Baylor, we’ll explore. Also the clouds were low and dark and thick: Memorial day weekend one year later. We’ll look at how people have recovered and are still rebuilding from an historic flood. And they can’t drink, can’t smoke, but can they run a city? The north Texas town where the kids are, if not large, definitely in charge. Also…you remember the heroes of the 1836…but you’ve probably forgotten where the Alamo is…good news: archaeologists think they’ve found it. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 24, 2016

He once investigated a presidential sex scandal. Today Ken Starr, now a president himself, in the spotlight over how Baylor handled sex crimes. We’ll explore. Also arguments in one of the biggest voting rights battles in recent years. We’ll have details. Also Had enough of the TSA? Longer than ever lines and now a high profile shakeup suggest a major change just in time for summer. And speaking of—three top tips for summer reading, hand picked by the editor of Kirkus reviews. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard: