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Texas Standard: April 11, 2018

Texan Kevin Brady may not be a household name in the rest of the US, but after a surprise announcement on Capitol Hill that could quickly change.

What House Speaker Paul Ryan’s unexpected decision to retire from congress may mean for Texas. Kevin Diaz of the Houston Chronicle joins us.

Also, with the Facebook CEO set for more congressional questions, why the interrogation from a Texas senator yesterday is being called one of the more interesting moments.

You Tube Kids-just how safe for youngsters?

And what a massive new study tells us about the implications of holding schoolkids back a grade, come counterintuitive conclusions.

Texas Standard: November 25, 2016

Improving education: a lot of Texans know the talk, but a Texas lawmaker walk the walk. We’ll meet him and hear his strategy. Plus as mainstream media continues to wrestle with how they got the election so wrong, what’s next? How the events and the outcome of campaign 2016 translate for tomorrow’s journalists. Plus free stuff. Anybody up for that? Viral videos claim to teach consumers how to get expensive high tech goodies without paying. We’ll explore the truth behind the claims. Also a conversation with one of the Lone Star State’s best known film makers: Richard Linklater. Plus the week in Texas politics and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:

National Cat Day

Each year, October 29 is dedicated to all things feline. Cat owners will be trying to get their cat to behave for the perfect Instagram photo and dog lovers will be rolling their eyes. The cats themselves – despite our best efforts – likely will not care about their own holiday, content to sleep in the corner. And occasionally walk all over our keyboards.

Texas Standard: July 22, 2016

Breaking with tradition: the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement for president. And it’s not the businessman: we’ll explore. Also the 2016 Democratic National Convention is coming up, but we’ll go back to the first and only time it was held in Texas. Also we’ll talk with the first Texan to win the National Spanish spelling bee, and so much more. Today on the Texas Standard: