“Texas Standard” Daily News Magazine, Airing on Houston Public Media News 88.7 Beginning March 2, Will Connect Texans to Stories Around the State and Globe

One-hour newscast features collaboration by Texas’ major public radio stations.


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Houston Pubic Media News 88.7 radio listeners have a new
source for expansive coverage of state, national and international news — from a distinctly Texas
perspective — with the launch of "Texas Standard," the daily news show of Texas, making its debut in
Houston at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015.

The one-hour daily news magazine is a project of Houston Public Media, KUT Austin, KERA
North Texas and San Antonio's Texas Public Radio.

This cross-station collaboration — the first of its kind among public radio stations in Texas —
provides a platform to connect Texans to stories from communities across their state in the same way
NPR's "Morning Edition" connects listeners to stories from communities across the U.S. and around the

"We are excited to collaborate with KUT, KERA and Texas Public Radio in bringing our listeners
even more quality content from a statewide perspective," said Lisa Trapani Shumate, executive director
and general manager of Houston Public Media. "It also creates new opportunities for us to share the
insightful reporting of our award-winning News 88.7 team by contributing Houston’s news and viewpoints
with listeners across the state."

Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, "Texas Standard" explores the world of news,
economics, innovation and culture, every day — from a Texas perspective — in a fresh, contemporary,
conversational style.

"Our intent is to be fresh, original and groundbreaking," said Brown. "We believe that reporting
marked by wit, humor and informality can uplift and underscore our shared humanity, while helping us
understand the world around us."

Prior to his work with "Texas Standard," Brown founded and hosted the award-winning cultural
journalism unit “Texas Music Matters,” produced by KUT Public Radio. He is known nationally for his
work as host of public radio’s "Marketplace."

“Texas Standard” will air immediately following News 88.7’s local talk show “Houston Matters,”
hosted by Craig Cohen. For a complete line-up of Houston Public Media’s news and information, arts
and culture, and education programming, visit

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