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September 23, 2021

Texas Standard: September 23, 2021

By: David Brown

It’s been a long haul for Texans struggling with the pandemic, but for some it may be an even longer haul. We’ll look at what Texas doctors are doing to help. Other stories were following, climate change: now called the number one cause of weather related death in the country. But not all communities are feeling the heat the same. We’ll hear about what are called urban heat islands. And how China has helped make Texas prime real estate for Bitcoin miners. Also the story behind the country’s first bilingual kids TV show, launched some 5 decades ago in Texas. Plus a conversation with the man called the Charles Kuralt of the Lone Star State and much more today on the Texas Standard:


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October 19, 2021

Texas Standard: October 19, 2021

Last day for the Lege? A third special session ends a day early, with new redistricting maps en route to the Governor. What happens next and much more today on the Texas Standard. A closer look at what got done, and what didn't in the third special session, and whether this marks the end of the legislative season. Plus, remembering a redistricting battle from half a century ago that had a profound impact on Texas. Other stories we're tracking: social workers say Texas' new abortion law is causing psychological harm to sexual assault survivors. Also, the largely unknown story of…

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October 18, 2021

Texas Standard: October 18, 2021

Raise your hands if you knew there was an election on November 2. Do you know about the constitutional amendments on the ballot? Some help- today on the Texas Standard. Eight proposed constitutional amendments in front of voters statewide next month. We’ll look at some of the top line proposals. Also, billions in COVID relief money- how are Texas lawmakers using those dollars? A longtime NPR journalist sharing her journey of what it means to become a parent to your parents. And the struggles some school districts face trying to comply with a law designed to push back against what's…

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October 15, 2021

Texas Standard: October 15, 2021

A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as the 5th Circuit reaffirms a decision to let Texas' near total abortion ban remain in effect. Other stories we are tracking: in the final days of a third special session, the Texas House green lights a bill that would force transgender Texas youth to play on public school sports teams that align with their sex assigned at birth. Also, why supply chains have become a big worry for everyday Texans. And a horror film with a message steeped in the Mexican American experience. We'll meet the star who hails from the…

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