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Texas Standard: February 19, 2019

Two dead and five police officers wounded after a botched drug bust. Now the police chief in the state’s biggest city wants to end no knock raids, we’ll have the latest. Also, drug money and corruption rampant in Mexico, but also bad on this side of the border. We’ll talk to a reporter from the New York Times about how drug money’s greasing the wheels in the Rio Grande Valley. And a struggling elementary school in Odessa and a calculated risk to keep it from getting closed down. Plus The University of Texas tries to recend a PhD and a Texas judge says not so fast. We’ll get schooled on the matter. All those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: November 23, 2016

Just in time for the holidays a federal court in Texas puts the brakes on a law expanding overtime to millions of workers. Plus you’ve heard about the protests in the Dakotas, but what about the science? Are the pipelines really that much of a threat to the water? We’ll explore. And deadlier than the top forms of cancer combined: efforts underway to reduce the number of medical mistakes. Plus a prominent politician says that in Texas, more money is spent keeping a person in prison than in educating a student. Is that fact? Also, planning a camping trip out in west Texas? Just so you know: the Big Bend bears are back. All that and more on today’s Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: November 17, 2016

Oreos, Netflix, New Balance, Amazon: consumer boycotts as a proxy for the ballot box. But who’s buying it, and do they work? We’ll explore. Also he campaigned to repeal and replace Obamacare, but what would Trumpcare mean for texans? We’ll look at the range of possibilities. Plus the changing of the guard in Washington could leave a few holes in Texas politics. Who’ll fill the seats, and how. Also, did he really sell his soul to the devil? As San Antonio prepares to celebrate an iconic bluesman, a few myths get broken along the way. And the robots are coming: whose jobs will they take? Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 28, 2016

Hillary in Texas: who was that prime connection from the 70’s her husband name checked at the convention? We’ll explore the backstory. Also if you’re an attorney general, when is it ok to take a donation from the owner of a company your office is investigating? Plus you remember the line when you wish upon a STAAR? Keep wishing, test haters. Why talk of scrapping the annual student exam seemed to fail at the last minute. Corpus, Midland, Austin: is there life after Uber and Lyft? We’ll consider the alternatives in a high tech reality check plus the woman on a mission to restore a missing mission. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 20, 2016

He’s the nominee. The role Republicans from Texans played to secure Donald Trump’s presidential nomination, we’ll explore. Also plans for a new South Texas family detention center are moving forward, without the support of many in the community. We’ll explain. And police officers in Dallas were targeted and killed, even though that department had fewer cases of officer-involved shootings than others. We’ll take a look at the facts. And one of the most sought-after advice columnists in Texas is revealing his true identity: we’ll introduce you to “The Texanist.” And what you can and can’t do legally speaking when it comes to getting Pokemon hunters out of your yard. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard: