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Texas Standard delivers up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and money from a uniquely Texas perspective.



The program airs Monday through Friday on more than 30 public radio stations across Texas. Visit texasstandard.org/listen to find when it airs where you are.

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Texas Standard delivers up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and money from a uniquely Texas perspective.



The program airs Monday through Friday on more than 30 public radio stations across Texas. Visit texasstandard.org/listen to find when it airs where you are.

    Texas Standard: November 26, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 26, 2021

    From what’s been called the shrine of Texas liberty, to a ghost town reborn by the sound of music. It’s been said that you have to know where we’ve been to appreciate where we’re headed. Remember the Alamo? Forget it, say the authors of a new book that’s stimulated a serious rethink about an important […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: November 25, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 25, 2021

    Amid an ongoing pandemic, partisan divides and more, what’s there to be thankful for? Quite a lot actually. In the run up to this national holiday we asked our producers to reflect on some of the stories we’ve shared with you that they’re thankful for. From a telehealth program tackling opioid addiction to wildlife along […]

    • 49 min
    Texas Standard: November 24, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 24, 2021

    Since 2010, more than 380 workers have died in the U.S. due to conditions at work. Deaths which experts say were preventable. The problem of heat-related deaths in the workplace is likely to intensify with climate change and workers of color are disproportionately affected. And what’s being done to curb these deaths? We’ll have the […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: November 23, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 23, 2021

    After 30 years in Congress, a top Texas Democrat decides not to run for another term. Our conversation with Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson. Also, small town Texas was once a haven for those fleeing rising home prices in Texas’ cities. Not so much anymore. The Texas Standards Jill Ament on housing affordability in small town […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: November 22, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 22, 2021

    After earnest promises to fix the grid after last winters statewide blackouts, is Texas better prepared for the next winter storm? A new report offers answers, we’ll explore. Also Dallas and Houston among the top destinations in the U.S. for holiday travelers who are hitting the road this week despite a spike in gasoline prices. […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: November 19, 2021

    Texas Standard: November 19, 2021

    More than 20 Texas representatives say they won’t be seeking re-election next year. The latest to announce, one of the most senior members of the house. Our conversation with Garnet Coleman of Houston on why after 30 years, he’s stepping aside. Plus from natural disasters to COVID-19, Army and Air National Guard troops have been […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

#118 ,

Informative & entertaining

I like the Texas centered stories. I think they maintain a pretty good balance. I don’t call myself liberal or conservative. I think both sides are over the top on different things!
Just like reading my Texas Monthly, I’m not interested in every story, but over all they do a lot of good work! I enjoy the program. Great to have the podcast when I’m out on the road.

D-rock17 ,

Slanted Texas News

This podcast is close to being good with the inevitable exception that it has a very annoying anti-Texan liberal slant. This stuff may play in Austin and Dallas but people elsewhere simply don’t agree with these viewpoints. Just deliver INFORMATION without the slant; how is this so difficult to do? They always go to their social media idiot who cherry picks liberal views and presents them as the voice of Texans. Stick to the facts, guys. These guys support claims of rampant white supremacy, court packing, repeal of gun rights, critical race theory and are pro abortion. Move to California and you guys will do much much better.

criticalthought101 ,

Need more balance

I must say that I do enjoy your podcast some days and other days I find it a bit frustrating . It is important to not just cover the stories that you find interesting or necessary, you need to cover stories that all Texans should be interested about. For example the border issue is very important as the new administration has definitely implemented different policies. I live in El Paso and border issues are of the upmost importance and yet I’ve found almost no one who will report truthfully about controversial things that happen at the border i.e. who gets in and how they get in. In a community with lots of border patrol and customs agents you find out that there are things going on at our border that need to be reported and don’t get the coverage. If you truly want to give Texas the news that’s important then you need to be honest about border issues.

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