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Leap Year

2019 brings with it something extra special — an extra day in February! What will you do with it? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Texas Standard: April 3, 2018

It’s being described as an eye popping boost for Beto O’Rourke’s bottom line: a game changer in his race against Ted Cruz for senate? We’ll explore. Also, there’s more teacher walkouts over pay, now in Oklahoma and Kentucky. Should Texas teachers be taking a cue? We’ll explore. Also, tariffs hit home. How china’s reaction to U.S. trade policies are making a mark on the Texas economy. And clinical trials of new alzheimer’s treatments haven’t been going well. Now researchers in San Antonio may have discovered the reason. Plus, will you get your next car by subscription? Why some automakers are disrupting their own sales model. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

V&B Extra – The Illusionists

In this Views & Brews Extra¬†we join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy for a chance to go behind the scenes, talk the history of illusion, and catch a special live performance from trickster himself Jeff Hobson.

Texas Standard: March 28, 2016

The border surge: some called it a cynical political move. But now even local critics concede they feel safer. We’ll explore. Also from security on the Texas border to terrorism abroad. Officials have been warning of so-called lone wolves. How do attacks in Brussels and Pakistan change the conversation? And a federal judge orders a complete restructuring of the Texas foster care system. Now the man who leads the whole department is stepping down. We’ll hear why, and whether he thinks things can be fixed. And the Christmas twisters- three moths after the storms and the media spotlight. What changed and what hasn’t? All that and much more today on the Texas Standard: