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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.

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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.

    Texas Matters: Drug Prices, Census Cut Short And 'Boys State' Documentary

    Texas Matters: Drug Prices, Census Cut Short And 'Boys State' Documentary

    In the race for the U.S. presidency, polling shows that President Donald Trump is losing one of his key demographics that he must have to win re-election. Older Americans, those reliable voters, don’t see Donald Trump as “their guy” anymore.

    • 29 min
    Texas Matters: El Paso Remembers And COVID-19 Innovations With Criminal Justice

    Texas Matters: El Paso Remembers And COVID-19 Innovations With Criminal Justice

    It was on August 3 of last year that a Walmart in El Paso, Texas was the scene of a mass shooting. Twenty-three people were killed. At least 22 people were injured. Patrick Crusius confessed to police that he drove from the Dallas area to carry out the attack. The FBI labeled the shooting as domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime. The shooters motives were far-right politics, opposition to immigration and white supremacy.

    • 29 min
    Texas Matters: Pandemic Politics And The Tesla Effect On Texas

    Texas Matters: Pandemic Politics And The Tesla Effect On Texas

    Texas is losing in the fight against COVID-19. The refusal of Republican state leaders to mandate face masks and put in place a serious lockdown has given the coronavirus a clear path to burn through the state’s population. COVID-19 is infecting communities, filling up hospitals and leaving so many dead that many bodies are being stored in refrigerated trucks .

    • 29 min
    Texas Matters: MJ Hegar Vs. Royce West In Dem Run-Off For U.S. Senate

    Texas Matters: MJ Hegar Vs. Royce West In Dem Run-Off For U.S. Senate

    On Nov. 3, during the General Election, Texans will cast a vote for U.S. Senator. Republican incumbent John Cornyn is seeking re-election, but who will challenge him from the Democratic Party? That will be decided with a party run-off election.

    • 29 min
    Texas Matters: When Teddy Roosevelt Came To San Antonio And Changed The World

    Texas Matters: When Teddy Roosevelt Came To San Antonio And Changed The World

    In downtown San Antonio, in Alamo Plaza, there is a statue of Teddy Roosevelt on horseback. A wayward tourist might be confused by seeing the 26 th U.S. president presented at the historic Texas battleground. However, T.R. is here not to fight for Texas independence, but fighting for Cuba’s independence in the Spanish-American war with his band of volunteers, the Rough Riders, which were formed in San Antonio.

    • 29 min
    Texas Matters: The Dark History Of The Texas Rangers

    Texas Matters: The Dark History Of The Texas Rangers

    The Texas Rangers are a legendary law enforcement agency but the lawmen have a dark side that has been virtually covered up in the telling of Texas history. Is it time to set the record straight?

    • 29 min

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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.

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