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TPR Debuts New Program With A Texas Perspective

Texas Standard host David Brown with staff.

Today at 11 a.m., Texas Public Radio expands its statewide news coverage with a new program, Texas Standard

The program brings together public radio journalists from across the state to daily produce the most compelling stories and interviews – from a Texan's point of view.

The state’s public radio news departments have been working together informally for a long time. Now TPR and stations in Dallas, Houston and Austin have kicked it up a notch to support this daily, one-hour news broadcast that will air Monday through Friday on at least 16 stations.

Award-winning journalist David Brown will host the show from Austin station KUT. In a conversation with TPR News Director Shelley Kofler, Brown said the goal of Texas Standard is to get beyond the Washington-New York focus of many broadcasts to ask the questions and choose the subjects important to Lone Star listeners.

Texas Standard airs Monday through Friday on Texas Public Radio at 11:00 a.m.

In our first broadcast you’ll hear a story: “39 Things to do in Texas Before You Die.”  Add to your bucket list by visiting our Texas Public Radio Facebook page.