Voter ID

Texas Standard: April 30, 2018

Reversed: Texas’ Voter ID law once found to discriminate on the basis of race now gets the green light. So what forms of ID will you need to bring with you to the polling place? That won’t change. We’ll hear how the court came down and why. Also, remember gas prices closing in on 4 dollars a gallon? Would you be wiling to pay double that? A prediction that could make em smile in the Permian Basin, but put the big squeeze on SUV drivers. And those commercial DNA genealogy tests: could they be used against you in a court of law? A high profile case raising red flags. All those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 10, 2018

A freewheeling white house meeting on immigration and a court order from California, so where exactly do we stand on DACA? We’ll explore. Also, during yesterday’s remarkable televised conference between the president and bipartisan congressional leaders, an especially odd moment as the president called for a return of earmarks. There were lots of nervous chuckles, but the president may be on to something, we’ll hear why. And the Dallas Fed with an economic forecast for 2018: mostly sunny, with a chance of showers, we’ll have details. And how many registered voters in Texas can’t get the proper id? Researchers may have an answer. Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 8, 2018

America’s farmers in the national spotlight today: we’ll hear what some in the Texas agriculture industry want to hear from President Trump. Also the Rio Grande is an important part of Texas identity, but the waters in it don’t just belong to Texas. A dispute between states in front of the nation’s highest court today. We’ll have the details. Plus: cold weather last week put natural gas in high demand. How freezing temperatures impacted the energy industry. And airlines including Southwest and American are accused of working with other carriers to limit seating choices and raise prices. How plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit allege they struck informal deals. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: December 5, 2017

Lawmakers thought they’d fixed the voter ID question in Texas. Today, the state defends the new law in federal court, we’ll have the latest. Also, when hurricane Harvey made landfall, Rockport took it on the chin. As people talk about rebuilding in other parts of Texas, the question for Rockport is far more stark: can it survive? With its tax base disappearing, the mayor’s literally counting the days until coffers hit zero. Plus: four juvenile justice groups call for the state to close its youth lockups. The response from the top? You might be surprised. And a surprising study on racism south of the border. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 1, 2017

In politics, style doesn’t normally trump substance. Does a change in tone portend a change in policy and if so how? We’ll explore. Also two Texas congressmen, one a democrat, the other a republican, tell us what they heard and what they didn’t in the president’s maiden address to Congress. Plus, the re-making of a president the old fashioned way: we’ll chat with the man who made a reconsideration of LBJ his personal mission. Also: look: up in the sky. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: January 24, 2017

Another twist in a 6 year legal battle over voter ID, was the controversial Texas law crafted with the intent to discriminate? Also, for some 70 years the US has been at the forefront of pushing liberal democracy as a way to maintain peace and order around the world. That status quo potentially upended by a policy labeled America First. What’s it a name? Some say a toxic history. We’ll explore. Also- help wanted. in solving an economic mystery. Who’s filling the fastest growing jobs In the country? Hint: not men. Researchers think they’ve discovered one reason why. Those stories and a whole lot more , check your watches, its Texas Standard time:

Texas Standard: November 7, 2016

As they prepare their front pages for election day, how are editors talking about the campaign and its impact? A statewide conversation today on the Texas Standard. Also, across Texas poll watchers get ready to monitor balloting. But who’s monitoring the poll watchers? And try to think of 5 Texas moments that made a difference in this campaign season. Having trouble? No worries, we’ll count em down for ya. Plus doing the math: a nationally known science and technology writer notes the latest global move on climate change doesn’t add up. We’ll hear why and much more, today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 8, 2016

After 9/11 she left New York for Galveston. Her mission today: to get permission to sue the Saudis for the death of her husband, we’ll explore. Also voter ID restrictions in Texas. You thought they’d been overturned? Now the state’s back in court over the issue. What it means as election day fast approaches. And there’s oil near them there hills: a surprise find in far west Texas and an 8 Billion dollar would-be windfall that’s got the world talking. Plus nursing homes in Texas: reports of violations on the rise. An embarrassment to be sure, so why’s the industry almost trumpeting the bad news? Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: September 5, 2016

The earth shook this weekend rattling people out of bed all across the midwest. Why Texas oil producers are likely watching Oklahoma’s response. Plus thousands of pieces of criminal evidence destroyed: now the Texas law enforcement office involved is under investigation itself. And do you know what you need to take with you to the poll this November election? Do you really? We’ll ID the facts. Plus two Texas cities are leading the national charge against ending youth homelessness. We’ll have the details. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 26, 2016

Have you noticed the many Texas democrats grabbing the spotlight in Philadelphia? We’ll have the latest news on the red state blues. Also, as the democratic convention moves toward making the ticket official, whither one Julian Castro? We’ll explore his political future, which may turn out to resemble that of a certain Texas Republican. And remember the lawsuit over newborns in Texas getting denied birth certificates because of their parents ID? With little fanfare that case has been settled…we’ll hear why, and it means. Plus college life across the US forever changed by one day in Texas. All that and much more on todays Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: July 21, 2016

Texas laws are getting tossed out in court. First, the Supreme Court rejected the state’s abortion restrictions, now the 5th Circuit says no to voter ID rules, we’ll explore. Plus is requiring photo ID at the polls another undue burden? We’ll talk about what you should put in your wallet before heading out to vote November 2nd. Plus, what happens when Barbecue gets TOO hot? Also, Ergonomic technology, and earning dollars to spend Pesos in Juarez. Those stories and much more coming up today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: May 24, 2016

He once investigated a presidential sex scandal. Today Ken Starr, now a president himself, in the spotlight over how Baylor handled sex crimes. We’ll explore. Also arguments in one of the biggest voting rights battles in recent years. We’ll have details. Also Had enough of the TSA? Longer than ever lines and now a high profile shakeup suggest a major change just in time for summer. And speaking of—three top tips for summer reading, hand picked by the editor of Kirkus reviews. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: March 15, 2016

Are you registered to vote? A lot of Texans thought they were, only to show up to the polls to find out differently. We’ll explain. Also- El Chapo’s being extradited to the US, but could this make Mexican drug cartels MORE dangerous? Plus a closer look at claims that the lowest oil prices are behind us and Director Jeff Nichols on his latest film. Those stories and more on the Texas Standard:

Texas Standard: February 9, 2016

Maybe it doesn’t matter, or maybe it should be a primary concern. Why isn’t Texas the first to vote in the nation? Also, you need it to fly, you need it to drive and on March 1st you’ll need it to vote. But what does the latest research tell us about photo ID and voter turnout. Plus- Laws restricting where sex offenders can live are being abandoned by towns across Texas: we’ll hear why. And dry sunny high’s in the 70’s and 80’s, if this is the dreaded Godzilla El Nino what’re we afraid of? You may not like the answer. All those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard: