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Texas Standard: July 15, 2022

The state of Texas is suing the Biden administration over abortion guidance to hospitals. The federal rules instruct emergency room doctors to provide abortion services in emergency conditions. Texas’ own law provides exceptions for the health of the pregnant patient. So why is the state suing? Also, the state terminating its guardianship over scores of young runaways once in the care of child protective services. What happens to those young people? Other stories include the Austinite who many believe invented psychedelic rock. Plus the week in politics and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: June 27, 2022

Did the Dobbs decision revive longstanding but dormant Pre-Roe anti-abortion laws on the books in Texas? Also, the impact of the SCOTUS opinion on the state’s sex education, the disproportionate impact of anti-abortion laws on disabled persons, and the specter of other rights being toppled raised by the Thomas concurrence. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 11, 2020

What’s in the President’s proposed budget and what are the many ways in which it affects Texans? Maintenance for the wall in the years to come. Who’ll be paying for that? We’ll take a look. And did you know California banned state-funded travel to Texas? Well, Texas is fighting back. We’ll take a look at what that means for children in state care. Plus, machines that discriminate. Can algorithms be less biased? Also, how well do you know your Civil War History? Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 27, 2019

It’s a day to remember: those who gave their lives in service of the nation. But it’s also the end of the 86th legislative session. We will look at the state’s budget and what’s in it. Plus, a bill in Congress that stalled and it has money for Harvey recovery, what’s next? And how could 5G interfere with predicting the next Harvey? We’ll explore. And we’ll take a look at how restorative justice could restore more than individual lives and revive neighborhoods. And the little computer program that could… COBOL has been dismissed but is still going strong. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 22, 2018

Your vote does not count! …So think millions of Texans who are going to let a handful of others pick winners and losers. We’ll dive in to what you should look for in the runoffs. History tells us the vast majority of registered voters will not be casting a ballot in the primary runoffs today, and yet there are several key races open and someone will get to decide. Piggy Fikac of the San Antonio express news on 5 things to watch for as the votes come in tonight. Also, after the Santa Fe High School shooting, the Governor called for roundtables on gun violence. Today they get underway. And the return of a baseball legend. In his mid 50’s Palmeiro returns to pro baseball. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 9, 2017

The Trump Administration released a wish list, or perhaps a demand sheet, for any deal to protect young undocumented immigrants. We’ll have the latest. Also at the top of the list in Trump’s seven page memo? The Border Wall. Plus, we invited the former US Surgeon General on to talk about an American epidemic…the affliction? Loneliness. And another, largely invisible dilemma…up to half the people killed by police in the U.S. have a disability. We look at the growing demand for police training in Texas. All that and more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 18, 2016

The last word on the election of a new president? In Texas, it comes down to a vote at the Capitol today. We’ll explore the rules for college discipline. Plus Miguel Navarro was just 15 years old when he followed his older brother to a party, a party he never should’ve gone to in the first place. And before he or anyone else could realize what was happening, everything wen’t horribly wrong. Miguel’s story, and what it tells us about kids and the criminal justice system in Texas. An exclusive investigation by the Texas Standard. Also, it’s bigger than Corpus Christi: a warning about water systems across Texas, and the high price of doing nothing to fix them. All that and more today on the Texas Standard: