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The Takeaway

Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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The Takeaway

Why Texas Produces Colorful Candidates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially announced that he is running for president. What is about Texas politics that produces so many colorful characters that rise to political office?

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Radiolab

Radiolab in Austin at SXSW

Friday, March 13, 2015

Radiolab collaborated with Detour to make an interactive audio tour. It’s like walking around inside a Radiolab episode. And you can only do it in Austin.
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident. He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash. Today, Sean is unable to walk and speaks only with the aid of a computer. At StoryCorps he interviewed his mother, Jenny Carter, who is his full-time caretaker.

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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BackStory

1973 – The Year That Changed Everything

Friday, January 09, 2015

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On The Media

A Cinematic Release

Friday, January 02, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

Mentally Ill Inmate Set to be Put to Death in Texas

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.

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The Takeaway

Lone Star Nation: How Texas is Transforming America

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day in Texas may not have any big cliff hangers, but the state is proving to be a laboratory for 21st century American politics.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 397: Evolution of Forgiveness

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seventeen years after Darius Clark Monroe robbed a bank at gunpoint, he came to StoryCorps with David Ned, one of the customers who was in the bank during the robbery.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed a partial victory to abortion clinics in Texas. But this emotional and highly politicized legal battle is far from over.

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The Takeaway

Ebola: A Critical Test For Dallas

Monday, October 13, 2014

The city of Dallas, Texas again finds itself at the center of an epidemic that once seemed a world away.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 391: A Grave Responsibility

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.

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The Takeaway

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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PRI's The World

More and more migrants are being tried as criminals in American courts

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Operation Streamline" is the federal government's program to fast-track immigration cases. It's certainly made it easier to prosecute migrants — or put them in jail. But critics say everything else about the program seems confused.

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PRI's The World

Texas volunteers help Central American migrants during their first hours of freedom on US soil

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.

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PRI's The World

For some Texans on the border, more walls and patrols won't solve the immigration crisis

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Conservative politicians in Washington are renewing calls for more security along the US-Mexico border as the best way to stop the flow of migrant children into the US. But some Texans think the border is far too militarized already ... and the money would be better spent on immigrant services.

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PRI's The World

Trapped in Texas: Tens of thousands of immigrants are stuck in the borderlands

Monday, August 11, 2014

Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.

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PRI's The World

A mystery oil tanker is anchored in limbo outside of Houston

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

An oil tanker sitting 60 miles off the coast of Texas holds $100 million worth of crude oil. But for now, no one knows who's allowed to sell it, who the buyer is or even where the oil will eventually go.

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