Flood

Texas Standard: September 12, 2017

Theres gotta be a better way: a top official in Houston says the whole region needs to rethink flood preparation to adjust to a new normal, we’ll have the story. Also: what’s in the water? Residents of Harvey hit Texas want to return to their homes and many have, but experts are concerned about high levels of toxic chemicals still standing in the water. We’ll explore what residents know and don’t know about the dangers. And after the controversy over a pro football player taking a knee in protest during the national anthem, the head of the National Basketball Association is encouraging its players to speak out on special issues. Why the difference in approach? We’ll talk to a former NFL coach. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 8, 2017

As Irma bears down on a Harvey hit US, our neighbors to the south prepare for their own dual front disaster, we’ll explore. Also, it’s been more than 2 years since the waco biker shootout, and so far not a single conviction. How much did police know about the likelihood of violence that day, and why didn’t they intervene? Documents obtained by the Texas Standard shed new light on those questions, and we’ll talk with our investigative reporter. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 7, 2017

After Harvey, next Rita, and another hurricane building in the Gulf of Mexico. We’re monitoring the latest on all three fronts today. Plus, for the first time in recent memory, members of the Texas delegation to the US House will do something they haven’t before: republicans and democrats will meet in the same room for the purposes of getting on the same page. And that page is hurricane relief. But if they’re successful, where will the money go? And rethinking runoff: if Texas swings between floods and droughts, shouldn’t we be banking some of the floodwater for the next dry spell? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 25, 2017

Texas is bracing for hurricane Harvey. With forecasters warning of a life threatening storm, we’ll fill you in on what you need to know. Plus, with Houston expecting major flooding, we’ll hear how unregulated development could be making matters worse. That plus the week in politics, the boy scouts considering brining in girls, and a really book by a Texas author you might want to check out. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Floods

The recent storms plaguing Texas have caused the rivers to rise in more than one county. People across the state are losing their homes to flooding rivers and torrential rains. This harsh weather is what led Typewriter Rodeo’s David Fruchter to write this week’s poem.

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: March 16, 2016

And then there were three. A big night for Donald Trump but Ted Cruz pledges to fight on… Does he have a fighting chance? We’ll explore. Flooding in southeast Texas like we haven’t seen in well over a century. We’ll get story from the ground. Plus- “Texas Tea” – a local company is changing tastes and lives. Why actor Elijah Wood says HE wanted to be a Texan. And… a factcheck, a history moment and why the font on highway signs may be changing… on Today’s Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 9, 2016

Tornados touch down in north Texas…after a warm dry winter, you may want to break out the wetsuit for spring. Also- they turn out at rallies, their registration numbers are formidable…but on election day the Texas Democrat doesn’t tend to vote, despite the fact that demographics suggest they could change the political complexion of the state. We’ll explore. Plus a sobering talk about what Texas campuses can to to stop sexual violence. Also gas at a buck 40, is this the new normal? All that and much more, on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 22, 2015

Warnings across Texas as weather gets nasty: the questions not if, but when and where the water will rise. We’ll explore. Two family detention centers ask Texas regulators for certification. Why are child welfare advocates objecting? A new space race in Texas and who’s getting left on the launch pad. Plus how many flags have flown over you know where- careful there…And hands off Texas chili: an expert rejoinder to latest abomination from the New York times cooking section. All of that and more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 20, 2015

Water woes in Texas. How flooding reshaped the Buffalo Bayou. And the opportunity before Godzilla el Nino hits. Today, twelve million dollars for a new treatment plant and the water is still unsafe? Plus, why right now might the the perfect time to make some home repairs… And, does your kid really need that gaming computer for school? Finally, Cinderella, Snow White and the Lettuce Donkey? Those stories and so much more in today’s Texas Standard: