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Typewriter Rodeo: Cicadas

Aug 2, 2019
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Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

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"The topic of gun violence can be so divisive that people don’t want to have these conversations.”

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Before they compete, some Cliburn participants play for school kids.


House Passes Compromise 'Bathroom Bill'

May 22, 2017
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From Texas Standard: 

President Donald Trump's proposed border wall expansion could mean many more legal cases regarding how landowners should be compensated for the government condemning their property to house parts of the barrier.

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series is David Brown, host of the Texas Standard. Hosting the conversation is Maxi Parrish, a professor of journalism at Baylor University.  


From Texas Standard:

My favorite snack as a teenager was a Dr Pepper with salty peanuts. You remember: you pour the peanuts into the Dr Pepper and let them float around and season the drink. Didn’t get much better than that.

Dr Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America. Older than Coca-Cola, in fact, by a full year. It was created in 1885 by a pharmacist, Charles Alderton, in Waco, Texas. And its original name was Waco – it was served there at the soda fountain in the drugstore. The drink was an instant hit; customers would sit down on one of those old spinning stools and say, “Shoot me a Waco.”

 


From Texas Standard:

In a time before reality TV competitions like American Ninja Warrior, more than 30,000 Texans would show up on Sundays in October to watch prisoners put on a death-defying rodeo show that would make professional cowboys think twice.

Underlying the spectacle of the Texas Prison Rodeo, which during its 50 years evolved into an entertainment event complete with superstar guests like John Wayne and Johnny Cash, were many of the civil, political and criminal justice issues that propel our conversations today – explored in depth in the new book, "Convict Cowboys: The Untold Story of the Texas Prison Rodeo."

 


Are viral law ads a new internet reality?

Jul 15, 2016
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From Texas Standard.

After a duet from two lawyers in Waco called “Don’t Eat Your Weed” made the rounds on the internet, some say we could see more legal advice through viral videos. 


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