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Texas Standard: January 1, 2018

From a crisis in Teacher Retirement to the never ending Twin Peaks saga, a massacre in south Texas and a hurricane named Harvey. This hour, its all things reconsidered as we look back in the rearview at the top stories in Texas in 2017. From a historic storm that literally and figuratively forever altered the landscape of the lone star state, to the hometown heroes whose hollywood ending brought smiles to Harvey hit Houston. There there was something called the bathroom bill, remember that? A surprise resignation among the top three most powerful Texas lawmakers and much more…your picks for top Texas news in 2017:

Texas Standard: August 7, 2017

Leaks at the White House are nothing new. Every president’s dealt with information getting out they’d rather not disclose, we’ll have the latest. Plus the Farm Bill: it’s a massive piece of legislation that guides the nation’s food and agricultural supply. And a Texan will be tasked with helping a new version pass in 2018. Plus today’s rain across many parts of the state is highlighting the flooding challenges facing Houston – and the many flood-related deaths. And Texas has yet another tropical disease making a comeback in parts of the state. The source of a rise in cases of typhus. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 30, 2017

Out with a scuffle: the final hours of the regular Texas legislative session marked with protests and threats. We’ll break it down. Also in legislative news we’ll take a look back at the session and evaluate how lawmakers did when it came to measures affecting children. Plus, is Texas still running the type of open, transparent government leaders used to pride themselves on? And after a two-year slump in crude prices, oil fields are picking back up. What a recent decision by OPEC will do to the oil industry. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Fake News

Whether or not you’re shocked by the plethora of fake news, you might be surprised to learn that such information–fake or not–does have unexpected effects on the way you see the world.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of fake news.

Texas Standard: February 18, 2016

Imagine getting a message at work saying you’re at risk for diabetes… How some employers are tracking worker health data. We’ll explore… Also Texas Senator Ted Cruz continues to battle it out on the campaign trail with one Donald J. Trump… we’ll unpack the heated race. Plus… We all know Texas is highly dependent on the struggling oil and gas industry… or is it? A new report from the Dallas fed. What’s the deal with 3D printers? We ask our tech expert.
And… what’s that? Ahhh… BBQ… today we’re talking links. All that and a whole lot more… on todays Texas Standard: