Texas Standard : June 19, 2020

The meaning of emancipation and the ongoing struggle in the spotlight as millions in Texas and across the nation mark Juneteenth. More today on the Texas Standard.

A Juneteenth that has taken on special prominence amid a rising chorus of demands for racial justice and equality. Voices from across the state on what Juneteenth means to them.

Also, governor’s orders: Texas public schools to reopen in the fall–this announcement as COVID-19 cases continue to spike. We’ll hear how plans currently stand, and when we might get more details. Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and much more.

Texas Standard: June 5, 2020

Several Texans said to be peacefully protesting seriously injured by so-called less lethal police force, what are the rules of engagement? We’ll explore and more today on the Texas Standard.

How public perceptions of the events of the past several days may well turn on word choice.

Also, some now say the time is right for a truth and reconciliation commission concerning race in America, we’ll look at how they’ve worked in North America in the past- and whether one could make a difference now.

Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune. Those stories and much more.

Texas Standard: August 18, 2016

The Aleppo boy in the ambulance – could a haunting photo mark a tipping point in what’s been called a forever war? The case today on the Texas Standard.

The feds are phasing out private prisons. How did we get there in the first place? Would you believe Texas led the way?

Also the dwindling population at the nation’s biggest military base raises new opportunities- for civilian homehunters looking for the ultimate in gated communities.

Mental health behind the badge: how the stuff they don’t tell you at the academy can hurt, and what’s being done to help.

It started with a game between New York and San Francisco. This weekend, Texas hosts the world series of gay softball.

Plus the week in politics, and much more to share— the Texas Standard is back on the air.

V&B: Race in America

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with UT Professors Bob Jensen, Eric Tang, Rich Reddick, and Ixchel Rosal about the climate of racial tension in America following the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.


Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of defiance.