Death Penalty

Texas Standard: January 23, 2017

Texas billionaire Ross Perot once warned of a giant sucking sound. Today: a stunning vindication? We’ll explore. Plus, what’s called school choice, set to explode as a front page issue this week. As lawmakers make it a top priority, how’s it supposed to work exactly? We’ll have a crash course. Also, what appears to be the first Texas showdown now set over so-called sanctuary cities. And a stunning shift by the Texas supreme court clears the way for a challenge to gay marriage. Why a nation with some of the toughest gun laws in the world may be having a change of heart. Those stories and a whole lot more, turn it up, cause it’s Texas Standard time:

Texas Standard: November 28, 2016

The president elect has called for extreme vetting of some would-be immigrants. For potential citizens, that future is now. Plus the economic miracle. Still wise to bank on it? What a new economic map of Texas tells us about sustained growth, and where the hot spots are. Plus, mothers milk- they say there’s nothing better for newborns. But where money’s tight, necessity becomes the mother of an alternative. We’ll hear from the Mexican doctor pushing it. And a Texas case before the nation’s highest court tomorrow with national implications for the death penalty. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 12, 2016

Kids with special educational needs: in Texas, the numbers are far below the national average. But a new report suggests its a numbers game, we’ll explore. Also in 2016 there have been as many stays of execution in Texas as there have been actual executions, and some experts think we may be looking at a sea change in attitudes over the death penalty, we’ll explain. Plus vive la frack: the French discover deals in the almost abandoned Barnett Shale. Do they know something us companies don’t? And it’s one of the fastest growing careers in Texas. The challenge? Training workers quickly. We’ll hear about what’s behind the rise of the Promotoras. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 1, 2016

In parts of the Lone Star State record turnout expected for a contest to pick a president and perhaps shake up a system. We’ll check in with reporters across the state as Texans go to the polls, and get a proper explanation of what’s actually at stake in the crown jewel of Super Tuesday. Also, which politicians are on the rocks? All of them? At least at one north Texas bar… Plus the official witness on Texas’s death row and his public change of heart. And is it really getting harder to find a doctor in Texas? Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 26, 2015

A drug seizure with a twist- as the Feds catch Texas trying to import part of its death penalty cocktail from India. The bizarre story today on the Texas Standard. Also- a new report out today upsets the old narrative as Texas climbs to third in the nation on reading and math scores. We’ll explore. And a Texas lawmaker wants capitol hill to ban the word ‘alien’ from use by the government. He says its dehumanizing…what does history say? Also The science behind getting scared and the most boring city in the US….Lubbock or leave it? All of that and much more on todays Texas Standard:

June 3, 2015

As Texas prepares to execute another inmate tonight, we’ll hear how fewer people are being sent to death row. Also – a look at the economic divide in the Texas town of Horseshoe Bay. Plus, the Texas connection to the FIFA scandal, fact-checking Rick Perry before his big announcement, and how to measure like a Texan.