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May 30, 2022

Texas Standard: May 30, 2022

By: Laura Rice

We’re revisiting a special program: “Overlooked No More: How Asian Texans Shape the State.” We’ll begin with a brand-new conversation examining the growth of Asian communities in Texas and their voting power. And we’ll travel back to the 1870’s, the time the U.S. Census first counted people from China. Plus we’ll meet a group of Chinese people who made their home in Texas via Mexico.
Then we’ll stay on the border where a vibrant Filipino community settled. We’ll also ask whether it’s time to re-evaluate the holidays we give students off in the school calendar. And we’ll enjoy a little K-pop and explore its ties to activism. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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June 30, 2022

Texas Standard: June 30, 2022

A Supreme Court decision in a closely watched case involving Texas and the so-called return to Mexico policy. We’ll look at the implications. Other stories we’re tracking: after the deaths of more than 50 migrants in a human smuggling operation, Governor Abbott adds border checkpoints as critics pan his move as political. We’ll hear more. […]

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June 29, 2022

Texas Standard: June 29, 2022

As the investigation continues in a migrant smuggling tragedy, border officials in El Paso sound an alarm over migrant deaths due to water. Coming up: a Texas pre-Roe abortion ban blocked by a Harris county judge. We’ll have the latest. Plus a conversation with the eldest daughter of Norma McCorvey, the Texan better known as […]

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June 28, 2022

Texas Standard: June 28, 2022

An horrific discovery outside of San Antonio where investigators describe one of the deadliest human smuggling incidents in years. The bodies of at least 50 people, all suspected migrants, found in and around an unair-conditioned abandoned tractor trailer truck. We’ll have the latest. Also the continued repercussions of the Dobbs decision. How the fall of […]

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