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April 15, 2021

Texas Standard: April 15, 2021

By: David Brown

The governor claims we should be very close to herd immunity. What does the chair of the Texas vaccine allocation panel have to say? About 25 percent of Texans now reported to be vaccinated… far from what public health experts have estimated is needed for herd immunity. We’ll hear more. Also a turning point in what’s been called the eternal war and why some have lingering concerns about plans to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan by 9/11. And in a state that leads the nation in fatal crashes involving large trucks, a bill rolling thru the state house that would make it harder for people to sue trucking companies. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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May 6, 2021

Texas Standard: May 6, 2021

A bill that would restrict abortions and likely prompt a test of Roe vs. Wade is now on the fast track in the Texas legislature. Andrea Zelinsky of Texas monthly joins us with details of a fetal heartbeat bill picking up momentum in the Texas legislature. Also Lauren McGaughy of the Dallas Morning News with more hot water for the state's attorney general. Plus a drop in people seeking vaccinations in west Texas. What comes next? We'll explore. And a central Texas mother and her daughter on their options should a new bill pass defining gender affirming treatments as child…

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May 5, 2021

Texas Standard: May 5, 2021

Supporters call it constitutional carry, some law enforcement officials call it dangerous policy. As the Texas senate appears poised to pass a rule allowing Texans to carry handguns without a permit, Austin's top police official weighs in on why he's opposing such a change. Also, if you're a renter should you be told you're living in a flood zone? A proposed state law may make that mandatory. And the race to get more Texans vaccinated reaches a tipping point, and some wonder whether herd immunity is still do-able. Those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:

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May 4, 2021

Texas Standard: May 4, 2021

President Joe Biden is as popular with Texans as the the current Texas governor? What are the takeaways of a new survey of political attitudes among Texans? We'll do the numbers with Jim Henson of the Texas Politics Project. Also Houston's reputation as one of the more affordable major international cities, but for how much longer as housing prices skyrocket? And the Texas food writer now nominated for a prestigious award for digging deeper than what's for dinner and focusing on the cultural origins of what we eat. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:

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