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Y’all-itics is the unofficial political podcast of Texas. Each week we’ll crack open an ice-cold Texas brew and explore a single hot topic affecting Texans as we gear up for the 2020 election. But this isn’t politics as usual. Y’all-itics doesn’t come from a fancy studio. We’re taking our podcast on the road to get past the soundbites and dive deeper into the issues that matter to y’all. Leave your labels at the door, this is a political podcast for all Texans… even the recent transplants!

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Y’all-itics is the unofficial political podcast of Texas. Each week we’ll crack open an ice-cold Texas brew and explore a single hot topic affecting Texans as we gear up for the 2020 election. But this isn’t politics as usual. Y’all-itics doesn’t come from a fancy studio. We’re taking our podcast on the road to get past the soundbites and dive deeper into the issues that matter to y’all. Leave your labels at the door, this is a political podcast for all Texans… even the recent transplants!

    The U-Haul full of hemp

    The U-Haul full of hemp

    What happened outside Amarillo made national news, turned out to be a little embarrassing for the state and highlighted a problem facing law enforcement in Texas today. Hemp is legal. Marijuana is not. But the plants look and smell exactly alike. In Amarillo this month, prosecutors had to drop charges after lab tests showed 3,300 pounds of ‘marijuana’ that a man was stopped with was actually ‘hemp.’ But this case isn’t isolated. The Amarillo attorney who represented that driver laid out the wider problem that many of his clients are faced with. In addition, Allen, Texas Police Chief Brian Harvey revealed that the state is just a couple months away from being able to differentiate between the legal and illegal versions of the cannabis plant. What’s best, the Jasons found a draft beer that actually matches this topic. WEBSITE LINKS:Texas dismisses charges against man for trucking hempAdam TisdellChief Brian Harvey: Texas Police Chief Association:

    • 33 min
    Frenemy of the state: Saudi Arabia’s role in US-Iran clash

    Frenemy of the state: Saudi Arabia’s role in US-Iran clash

    He calls himself the Desert Diplomat. Few Texans have as clear of an understanding of what’s happening in the Middle East as Robert Jordan. The SMU professor is a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and sat down to have a pint with the Jasons. Turns out, it’s not just Iran we should be wary of these days. Keep your eye on Saudi Arabia. It’s really a frenemy of ours, Jordan said. This Texan succinctly explains why we can’t quit the kingdom as we face down Iran and Iraq.WEBSITE LINKS:Robert Jordan websiteRobert Jordan’s SMU biography

    • 23 min
    Living in fear: The people who don’t report crimes in Texas.

    Living in fear: The people who don’t report crimes in Texas.

    A small-town Texas police chief said something recently that caught the attention of the Jasons. Immigration rhetoric is making our communities less safe, he wrote in an op-ed. Make no mistake, this lawman isn’t taking sides. He’s advocating for keeping all criminals off the streets – regardless of their immigration status. You might know some of it. That fiery rhetoric drives undocumented immigrants into the shadows. Criminals then prey on those immigrants because these folks are less likely to call police. But here’s where the chief connected the dots for the Jasons. What if an undocumented immigrant witnesses a crime against you but is too afraid to come forward? These aren’t just scenarios. This is happening in Texas today, the chief says. 

    • 21 min
    Emergency Podcast: Yes, the U.S./Iran conflict affects your money. Here’s how

    Emergency Podcast: Yes, the U.S./Iran conflict affects your money. Here’s how

    Dallas is more than 7,200 miles away from the Baghdad airport where a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Those miles disappear when you consider how Middle East tension has a real impact on your money. In this special episode, a personal finance advisor tells the Jasons why now is the time to invest in some stocks, even as the market takes a hit on fears of a worsening conflict. Plus, Texas is the third-largest oil producer in the world. But, an energy industry expert explains why we’ll still pay higher gas prices because of what’s happening overseas.

    • 21 min
    How the new trade deal will benefit Texas big time

    How the new trade deal will benefit Texas big time

    The president promised to replace NAFTA. Democrats finally got what they wanted and this new deal is now called the USMCA – or United States Mexico Canada Agreement. As we move into the new year, both sides say Texas will benefit big time from it. How so? That’s what this episode of Y'all-itics is about. We also tracked down a phone number for the original U.S. negotiator on NAFTA in the early 1990s. Turns out that trade deal – which is the skeleton for this one – might never have passed if it weren’t for a baseball game. That veteran negotiator shared some interesting stories on how it all happened.

    • 24 min
    Bridging the political divide, part 2

    Bridging the political divide, part 2

    Can’t we all just get along? On last week’s episode, we heard about Better Angels. The group is trying to close the political polarization gap, bridge the divide and get people on the left and right to start talking again. We think the group is on to something. So, in this episode, we’re pouring a pint with two people who have gone through the program – a conservative and a moderate. They’re far apart on some things but they shared a few ideas with the Jasons that have helped them understand and respect the other side.More Info:https://www.better-angels.org/ 

    • 24 min

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Or listen to them. This I love. I love the fact that they do not go into a heated debate, but instead just try to give you information.

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I love Y’all-itics!!

As someone who has worked in politics in the past and consumes all sorts of news and podcasts, this is a weekly “must-listen” for me! They take the stuffiness out of politics and make it accessible to everyone. I feel like I’m sitting at a happy hour with friends talking. Keep up the great work, y’all!

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I don’t normally follow politics

These guys take out the drama and the opinions. They talk about things that matter locally. They address topics and let us hear how it’s affecting people here. Short episodes keep you interested. We get to hear facts and stats from both sides. Thanks Jasons!

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