A biweekly podcast from the Texarkana Gazette. Host Karl Richter talks with some of the most interesting people in Texarkana USA. Recorded in the Texarkana Gazette's Starbear Studio.
Jrmar Jefferson, Democratic candidate for U.S. House
In May, Texarkana native Jrmar “JJ” Jefferson won the Democratic nomination to represent Texas' 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With about 12 weeks until voting begins, we offered Jefferson the opportunity to share his story and views. As you'll hear, he had a lot to say.
Encore: Christa Henry, PGHS boys' soccer coach
In this episode recorded in January, Texarkana Gazette reporter Andrew Bell joined host Karl Richter to interview Christa Henry, boys' soccer coach at Texarkana's Pleasant Grove High School.
As you'll hear, there's no limit to her passion for the game. She talked about the career path that led her to Texarkana, her plans to build a championship team and what it's like to be a woman coaching a boys sport.
Bill Owney, auto industry journalist
Between high gas prices, global supply chain problems and a new headline about electric vehicles practically every day, many people are thinking about what they drive.
It's the perfect time to check in with Bill Owney, who writes the Gazette's weekly “Test Drive” car review column.
Bill and host Karl Richter talked about the current car market, the future of EVs, how to cut your fuel bill, the new vehicles he loves and a lot more.
Trey Outlaw, Arkansas High head football coach and AD
Recently hired Arkansas High School athletic director and head football coach Trey Outlaw brings a track record of success to his new position.
As you'll hear, he has worked with many of the winningest football coaches and programs in Arkansas.
Guest host Andrew Bell talked with Outlaw about his goals for the Razorbacks, the team culture he aims to establish, the coming season's roster and a lot more.
Introducing "Tune In Texarkana"
Here's a taste of "Tune In Texarkana," a new podcast from the Gazette's Starbear Studio focused on local musicians. From Episode 1, BIG$ NovaGawd performs "You Vogue, I Meditate."
The podcast's monthly episodes will feature host Erin DeBlanc interviewing artists across the spectrum of the Texarkana music scene, and each will include performances recorded live.
"My vision for the podcast is to be able to give local artists a platform to share their music with a large audience. There are many talented musicians in Texarkana that many of us are unaware of, and having this podcast, thanks to the Texarkana Gazette, enables them to share their creativity and hard work with more people than they would entertain at a local venue," DeBlanc said.
To listen to "Tune In Texarkana," search for and follow the show on your favorite podcast app. You can also listen at tuneintxk.castos.com or texarkanagazette.com/podcast.
Chris LeGrand, founder of Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show
Texarkana native Chris LeGrand created Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show more than 20 years ago.
The show has grown into a full-time business for LeGrand, who portrays Stones frontman Mick Jagger. A performance Friday, June 17, at Texarkana's Perot Theatre is one of hundreds Satisfaction will stage this year.
He and host Karl Richter talked about how Satisfaction got started, how the group keeps its tribute authentic, life on tour and more.