Texas is a big state with a growing, diverse population and as the population grows, the issues and challenges facing its residents multiply. Texas Matters is a statewide news program that spends half an hour each week looking at the issues and culture of Texas.
Could Texas really be the future of America?
Steven Pedigo gives us his take in a recent 'New York Times' guest essay titled 'Texas is the future of America.' Pedigo is the founding executive director of the LBJ Urban Lab and a professor of practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
TV show 'Texas Country Reporter' celebrates 50 years
This week on Texas Matters: Bob Phillips has been telling Texas stories for 50 years as the Texas Country Reporter.
Texas Matters: Degrees Of Injustice - The Social Inequity Of Urban Heat Islands
In the United States, areas that are on the low end of the socioeconomic spectrum are exposed to micro climate heatwaves – more often and for longer duration than other parts of the same city. These are urban heat islands and they are lethal to the residents.
Texas Matters: Homeless Solutions, Trib Fest Questions And Horned Frogs Milestone
The debate over how to best help the homeless. Texas politics takes center stage at the Texas Tribune Fest And efforts to save the Texas horned toad reaches a milestone.
Texas Matters: Abortion Vigilantes And 'Eliminating' Texas Rapists
The state of Texas is sued by the feds over SB8, the vigilante abortion law. And Gov. Greg Abbott says he can eliminate rape in Texas. We hear why that statement is ridiculously ignorant.
Texas Matters: Runaway Election Audits And Why Southlake Matters
Could the nonsense of the GOP Arizona election audit come to Texas? How the "Big Lie" won’t die and how it could damage the election system. And a deep dive into the strife at Southlake, Texas and how the battle for those suburb voters can explain what is happening in the Lone Star State.
This is so country!
informative in many areas
Very informative show on wide array of topics. I've found great books and music by listening in. Especially great for local San Antonio politics.