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Why homeschooling is on the rise across the ideological spectrum
Sean Theriault of UT-Austin with a look at why government shutdowns have become so common, and what needs to happen to avoid another come Sunday. The summer of 2023 was the second hottest on record in Texas. But for renters, air conditioning isn’t legally required — at least not everywhere in the state. Over the […]
How a UT professor is helping the CDC plan for the next pandemic
The Texas Education Agency is moving forward with plans to monitor problems with Austin ISD’s special education services. What did we learn from COVID-19? We’ll talk to UT’s Lauren Ancel Meyers, who has been tapped to help the U.S. develop a plan to better tackle the next pandemic. Texas tops the nation in oil industry […]
State law banning public drag performances found unconstitutional
Texas foster kids are sleeping in motels and offices, and Child Protective Service workers are leaving their jobs in droves. Sneha Dey of the Texas Tribune joins us with more. A ban on drag performances in the presence of minors has been ruled unconstitutional. We’ll hear why and what comes next. Why Mexico has replaced […]
Texas Extra: 50 years after ‘Viva Terlingua’
The album was recorded in a rundown dancehall 50 years ago. Today it’s like hearing a time capsule. Some consider “Viva Terlingua” the quintessential Texas record. But why? Texas Standard’s David Brown had a conversation about this on our program last week. But for on-air we had to cut out a lot of interesting details […]
What you need to know about viewing the upcoming solar eclipses from Texas
Though Attorney General Ken Paxton has been acquitted on all impeachment charges, whistleblowers say they’re not giving up. Sergio Martínez-Beltrán of the Texas Newsroom shares more. It’s rare for an eclipse to be visible at the same location within several years, much less a few months – but the skies over a portion of Texas […]
What Texans need to know about the impending government shutdown
In six days, the federal government runs out of money. Can a shutdown be averted? What’s at stake if lawmakers can’t come up with a plan for short-term spending by Oct. 1. In Fort Worth and Tarrant County, families are falling into homelessness as pandemic relief funding is running out. Five things to know before […]
Informative & entertaining
I like the Texas centered stories. I think they maintain a pretty good balance. I don’t call myself liberal or conservative. I think both sides are over the top on different things!
Just like reading my Texas Monthly, I’m not interested in every story, but over all they do a lot of good work! I enjoy the program. Great to have the podcast when I’m out on the road.
Unabashed Leftist Ideology/Propaganda
OMG! Where to begin? About 30 minutes in it was actually comical the rate at which the relentless leftist talking points and Liberal Democrat Propaganda continued with relentless intensity and no sign of abating. This podcast exemplifies everything Radical Liberals stand for and offers compelling evidence that liberalism really is a mental illness. Too funny!
A Texan Requirement
Texas is an amazing state with so many aspects of governance. We need this podcast to keep up and know where we want to dive.