Texas Standard: November 23, 2017

They traveled to a new world and the native peoples embraced them, breaking bread on the banks of the Rio Grande. We’ll explore the other first thanksgiving. And: As families across the Lone Star State feast on the traditions of the day, a historian tells us about a chapter missing from most history books: and how the great meat crisis could have left us having hippo for dinner. Also: A pigskin rivalry that many thought was one for the history books: could Texas and Texas A&M kickstart a turkey day tradition? Plus: Holiday movies, how a newcomer is building Texas roots with her boots, the gratitude attitude in post-Harvey Houston and a whole lot more. It’s a special Thanksgiving edition of the Texas Standard.

March 10, 2015

The official vehicle of Texas goes from large to extra large why but at what cost to safety? Also, we’ll explore why other states are looking to Texas for criminal justice reform. Plus, a prescription for what ails us politically. All that and more and this episode of the Texas Standard:

February 23, 2015

Winter storm watches and warnings stretch across the top two-thirds of Texas, a deadline to fund homeland security and a showdown in Washington to tie funding to immigration policy. A South Texas prison riot is under control, but for how long? And what do the Koch Brothers, the Sierra Club and the founder of Space X have in common and why are they joining forces? All that and more on the the Texas Standard:

February 18, 2015

Ethics in Texas politics and the road to the U.S. as thousands of Syrians flee the fighting. A Texas experiment puts women against men in a simulated Wall Street and do we Texans have our own language. All that, and much more, on today’s episode of the Standard:

February 16, 2015

Corpus, Dallas, El Paso and beyond. Today, the mayors of the top 10 Texas cities join forces for the first time. Also, should a private company have the power to take your property? A North Texas republican says something’s gotta change. Do you remember the Alamo? Sure hope so, because part of its disappearing at the rate of two inches every 50 years.

February 9, 2015

From Texas twisters to Texas temblors, the source of this latest scare may not be what you think. Also, a new era in space exploration and a possible booster rocket for the Texas spirit. Plus, there’s something in the West Texas wind and it smells a lot like antibiotics. All that and more on today’s episode of the Texas Standard: