Dallas County

Texas Standard: October 6, 2022

A big Texas county announces a plan to deal with election disinformation. Will it work? We’ll explore. Also an update on a long lake southeast of Dallas used for years by families for fishing and camping. And at the center of a fight over efforts to close it off to the public. Michael Marks with the latest on the cutoff. And like a bolt from the blue, the Europeans tell Apple to lose the lightning charger and embrace USB-C. Omar Gallaga on what this adds up to for the rest of us. And an effort to save an almost forgotten historic cemetery: the legacy of one of Texas’ Freedmen’s settlements. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: April 13, 2022

We’re still a ways off from November but already issues cropping up including a shortage of workers at the polls for a special election, we’ll have details. Other stories we’re tracking: governor Abbott’s new inspection protocols for commercial trucks at the border drawing accusations of political theatre from the left and the right. This as democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke lobs a broadside at president Biden over his plans to change policies at the border. We’ll hear all about it. Also the story of a Texas librarian fired after taking a stand on library censorship. And concerns among farmers in the panhandle that the drought could leave them high and dry. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 21, 2022

The governor’s race gets most of the attention, but who really holds the reigns of power in Texas politics? A closer look at how Dan Patrick is leveraging the role of Lt. Governor. Also, changes to sex education standards in Texas schools; why some say the changes don’t go far enough. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 4, 2020

As hospital ICU units statewide again fill with COVID-19 patients, new restrictions are taking hold. Judge Clay Jenkins of Dallas county issues new orders curbing business activity, but admits it won’t be enough and calls on Texans to embrace a wartime patriotism to combat the virus. Our conversation with him coming up. Also, some Houston families in limbo as their loved ones remain locked up in Venezuela, the latest chapter in the story of the CITGO 6. And Selena returns to screen, this time with a distinctly Texan flavor, thanks to a producer who hails from The Valley. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 23, 2018

Setting records statewide as early voting gets underway across Texas. Meanwhile President Trump turns up the volume on immigration as a migrant caravan from Central America makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border. We’ll have the latest. Also, watch what you wear before you head out to the polls. Why that favorite shirt or cap could land you in trouble with the law. And tornado alley winding its way eastward? Climate experts track a surprising long term weather pattern. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Joyce F. King, pt. 2 (Ep. 28, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Joyce F. King, broadcaster, columnist and author of Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom, the  story of her relationship with the late James Lee Woodard, a wrongfully convicted prisoner exonerated in 2008.