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December 18, 2020

Texas Standard: December 18, 2020

By: David Brown

As families reunite for the holidays, worries grow for kids in the Texas foster care system. An update today on the Texas Standard.
In what sounds like a return to the worst days of the state’s foster care crisis, a new report finds foster kids sleeping in state offices. We’ll hear details.
Also, why a COVID-19 treatment being touted by state officials doesn’t seem to be making much of a dent in helping patients in one of the hardest hit parts of Texas
Oyez! Oyez!… oh boy! With the legislature set to reconvene, how’s this going to work with social distancing?
Plus, the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune and more.


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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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