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Texas Standard: January 11, 2017

In the past 24 hours, explosive allegations against the President elect have surfaced. Some now wonder: is there a pre-inaugural panic button? We’ll explore. Also, in a state that prides itself on being number one, a dubious distinction… Texas: the uninsured capitol of the US. What if anything happens to healthcare statewide come January 20th? Plus: the oil industry makes a pitch to cash strapped lawmakers: keep the regulators well funded. We’ll talk with the person behind the push. And the Lt. Governor quotes Martin Luther King Jr to introduce his transgender bathroom bill…are we sure Martin Luther King said what he was quoted as saying? All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: August 25, 2016

$20 million and change— a record setting fine for the administrators of the annual Texas standardized school tests. The stakes today on the Texas Standard.

The attack on the university in Kabul: dozens of American Universities around the world, what’s in a name? And why that matters.

Also, if Northeast Texas were a separate state it would rank near the bottom in annual mortality rates. What’s killing people in Northeast Texas? We’ll explore.

Plus the Black Lives Matter movement, when and where did it start? A powerful case for Houston this week in 1917.

Those stories and much more, We’re just getting started, no matter where you are, it’s Texas Standard time.

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 11, 2016

Promoting unity in Dallas and action in Washington. Efforts to enact change after last week’s shooting, we’ll explore. Also: A new precedent. A criminal justice expert on the Dallas Police Department’s use of a robot with a bomb to eliminate the shooting suspect. Plus: Little Saigon. Why a Houston city council member’s plan to re-name part of a neighborhood is a little more divisive than expected. The Giant Still Sleeps… a film series looking at political trends… including why Texas Latinos aren’t going to the polls. Plus… The debate over handing out diplomas to Texas students who haven’t passed big tests. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: June 29, 2016

You protect them, you monitor what they’re exposed to, and then one day: Dad what is ISIS? How do you respond? We’ll explore. Also big fail for standardized tests in Texas, penalties nearing one and a half million dollars. So why are we sticking with the company behind them? Is there a better way? Also big changes this Friday for the women’s health program in Texas. We’ll have details. And many in Europe and beyond worry about GMO’s–genetically modified veggies and the like. How will they take to cloned Texas cattle? And the president’s claims about voter ID in modern democracies, is Texas *that out of step? All that and then some today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 29, 2016

More than a thousand arrested, their names still secret, in a strike at international syndicates in Texas. We’ll explore. Also: the death of a marine and the explanation raising eyebrows…is there a war going on that official Washington’s not talking about? And many come to Texas to start a new life…not counting on the wether, and having to start all over again…more in our follow up to the Christmas twisters 3 months later. And 50 years ago the game that changed the face of college hoops forever. Kentucky versus Texas Western…All that and much more today on the Texas Standard: