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Texas Standard: February 15, 2018

Harris County’s bail system treats the rich differently from the poor. An appeals court affirms that ruling. We’ll have the latest on what’s next and what it could mean for taxpayers. Also, a Texas lawmaker is leading an effort to roll back some requirements aimed at helping the disabled. We’ll explain. Plus, two native Texans are part of a suit that wants the feds to drop marijuana as a schedule 1 drug. What a ruling could mean. And we’ll explore technology as it’s being used in groundbreaking ways at the Olympics. Plus, LBJ did not like his presidential portrait. We’ll tell you why and what he did about it. Those stories and a whole lot more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 7, 2017

Should a gun license be treated like a drivers license? So one could carry anywhere in the US? The house green lights a landmark gun bill, we’ll have the latest. Also, he may not be a seasoned politician, but politics has long been part of his life. The son of a former governor becomes the second democrat in as many days to announce a challenge to Texas Governor Abbott. And a warning for parents using portable electronics as pacifiers: the digital playland’s not nearly as safe as some would have you believe. Plus a major Texas newspaper calls on Texas lawmakers to shutdown the government to force the issue of funding post hurricane Harvey. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 6, 2017

No democrat has been elected to statewide office since 1994. But the state’s first openly Gay Hispanic Sheriff says she’s ready to be Governor. It had been rumored that Dallas county sheriff Lupe Valdez was mulling a bid to challenge Governor Greg Abbott, but now that the shoe has dropped. Do Democrats have a serious contender? We’ll explore. Also, a Texas police department takes aim at the Grinch offering an alternative to leaving holiday parcels on the front porch. And it started in Chicago, got revived in Austin, and has gone global: the story of the real life roller derby queens. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: October 24, 2016

Your child is cured! A blistering report shows how Texas kids needing special education are getting turned away by state policies. Plus, what’s it gonna be Texas, Clinton or Trump? As polls across Texas open for early voting, what you need to be carrying…and what you need to leave back home. Also why is Texas a so-called red state, anyway? We’ll explore. And when it comes to the polls, there is a silent majority in Texas…one that can be proven by doing the math. When it comes to flexing their political muscle, what’s holding them back? All those stories and we’re just getting started, no matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time:

Third Party Candidates

Many┬ávoters are asking each other, Republican or Democrat? Clinton or Trump? But they aren’t the only options, no matter what the talking heads say. This year, more people are considering the often-overlooked third party candidates and asking themselves, is this the election where I break the cycle?

Texas Standard: February 26, 2016

Americans, they say, are turned off by political nastiness. So everyone watched last night expecting nuance? The politics of spectacle on today’s Texas Standard.

After the dust up in Houston last night, who’s paying attention to what’s at stake here for the democrats? We’ll hear how the Sanders and Clinton camps are taking two separate paths to Super Tuesday.

Also, Wall Street is buzzing right now over the rebound of an old line Texas retailer. But in the 21st century, does Penney’s make sense?

And, over the deep dark skies of West Texas researchers discover a new planet. And no it does not orbit around Austin.

Texas Standard: January 28, 2016

Could 2016 mark a change bigger than the Reagan revolution? Texans reconsider what it means to be Republican. We’ll explore. Also, Robert Gates served presidents of both parties- what the former defense secretary, spymaster and Texas A&M President now sees as the biggest threat to national security. And the market meltdown in China has sent shivers across global markets…but it could be good news for Texas. We’ll hear why. And nearly a hundred years on a notorious chapter of Texas history reconsidered. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 23, 2015

She told jail officials she had previously attempted suicide- 3 days later she was dead in her cell. What happened..and failed to happen. Also, do optics Trump substance? As the man polls claim to be the Republican front runner lands in Texas..The mayor of a border town worries about being used as a political backdrop. Also- the echo effect – are you sold on the microphone that’s listening to your every conversation? Alot of Texans are…we’ll hear what our tech guru thinks…And the road to Galveston…without a car.
Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard