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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: January 21, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 21, 2021

    The executive transition-from pardons to new executive orders President Joe Biden takes action to undo much of his predecessor’s legacy. The story today on the Texas Standard. In all some 17 executive acts, orders, and directives in the first 24 hours of the Biden Administration. We’ll explore some of the top line changes, many of […]

    • 51 min
    Texas Standard: January 20, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 20, 2021

    The beginning of a new chapter and a new era. With change coming to Washington, what are the implications closer to home? On this presidential inauguration day, what are the priorities for the 46th chief executive of the united states and what do they add up to for Texas? Coming up, we’ll hear from Texas […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 19, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 19, 2021

    Sorting through legislative priorities: what legislators will pass but probably shouldn’t and what they won’t pass but probably should. The good the bad and the ugly…the good? It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood but with Mr. Rogers gone, a woman in the Texas Hill Country and her dog are filling those shoes. And speaking […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 18, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 18, 2021

    Is there a doctor in the House? At least one COVID-19 case reported among Texas lawmakers and what that may mean for getting back to business at the Texas capitol, we’ll have the latest. Also, President elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do after inauguration is rejoin the Paris Climate accords […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 15, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 15, 2021

    The November elections suggested it wouldn’t be business as usual at the state house, unless of course, lawmakers changed the rules, we’ll have details. Also, when republicans lost a key seat in the Texas senate, they lost their supermajority… a tool they’ve used to keep democrats from blocking their priorities. We’ll hear what a new […]

    • 50 min
    Texas Standard: January 14, 2021

    Texas Standard: January 14, 2021

    In a long list of unprecedented events theres another one. For the first time two of the three highest offices in the land will be lead by women. Women make better leaders in a time of crisis, so says the Harvard Business Review. We’ll tell you why. Plus, how are teachers taking current events and […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Dr.Dramaturg ,

Fantastic Statewide News

The Texas Standard examines Texas news in depth and brings journalistic rigor to their reporting. It is my favorite news podcast for Texas news stories. They also include a few human interest features occasionally like The Typewriter Rodeo (short poems composed spontaneously) or stories about the accents and linguistic quirks of famous Texans. If you generally like other public radio news programs then you would likely enjoy this show. If your tastes run more towards opinionated cable news networks or Sinclair broadcast news shows with a strong conservative bias than it may not be your cup of tea.

JubileeTX ,

Unbiased and diverse

Diverse range of topics and varied guests. Not a fan of everything about the show but not sure what the negative review is about. Even at times when I wish the host and others on the show would be more biased they stay impressively middle of the road. Keep up the good work everyone.

#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.

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