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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 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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San Antonio, TX

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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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English


Episodes

Texas Matters: Homeless Solutions, Trib Fest Questions And Horned Frogs Milestone

9/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Abortion Vigilantes And 'Eliminating' Texas Rapists

9/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Runaway Election Audits And Why Southlake Matters

9/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Voting Restrictions Pass, George Floyd Act Won't Be Law, De-Wormer Is Poison And Elon Musk Power

8/27/2021
Despite the efforts of Democrats, the Texas House moves forward a voter restriction bill. As new laws go into effect on September 1 — the George Floyd Act wont be one of them. What are we missing? And a livestock de-wormer is the quack medicine of choice for anti-vaxers and it’s making people sick. And billionaire Elon Musk wants to sell Texans electricity.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: To Mask Or Not To Mask

8/20/2021
To Mask or Not To Mask – in the time of a COVID pandemic – Texans vs. Texans face off about how to protect the children from a deadly virus.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Mask Rebellion, Candidate Collier And Census Growth

8/13/2021
Cities, Counties and School Districts are in open rebellion against Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. The new Census numbers show how Texas is changing. But will redistricting ignore the growing communities of color?

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Abbott's Botched Border Blockade, Delta Hits Texas and 'Forget The Alamo'

8/6/2021
Gov. Greg Abbott looks to get tough on the border but a federal judge tells him to stand down. Texas is hit with another wave of COVID. This time communities are unprepared for the delta variant. And when it comes to the Alamo — who was right — Phil Collins or Ozzy Osbourne?

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: What Makes Huffines Run And The TX-Grid

8/2/2021
Don Huffines is challenging Greg Abbott for the Republican nomination for governor by going after his right. And where were you when the lights went out in Texas? A podcast explains the grid and what went wrong.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Back To School With Covid And Texas Slavery History Told In Case Law

7/23/2021
Covid-19 is surging again – and will get worse just as it’s time to go back to school. What do parents need to know.And the history of Texas slavery – documented in the Texas courts. What the case law tells about this hidden history.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Voting in Delaware, The 2003 Quorum Bust And Texas Senate Walk-Out

7/16/2021
When it comes to easy voting access, how does Texas compare with Delaware? This isn’t the first time that Democratic lawmakers broke quorum. What happened in 2003?

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Special Session Culture War

7/9/2021
At the start of the special session — from abortion restriction to complaints about social media — most of the items on the governor’s call are the big conservative issues in the culture war.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Power Cut-Offs, Hospital Shut-Downs And The Delta Variant

7/2/2021
A state block on cutting off electricity has expired. How will this impact the low income households hammered during the pandemic? How one town suffered when they decided lowering taxes is more important than a local hospital. And we are not out of this pandemic yet — we are now facing the delta variant.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: The State Of Climate Change Denial

6/25/2021
The recent legislative session once again was unable to admit that the planet is warming and that this is a problem. And what would it take to break the political lock keeping Texas from addressing climate change.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: 'On Juneteenth' Explores The Holiday And Its Relationship With Texas

6/18/2021
A discussion about Juneteenth and Texas with Pulitzer recognized author Annette Gordon-Reed

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Use of Force On Refugee Teens; Is There A Border Red Shift?

6/14/2021
The Texas border counties are seeing a voting shift towards the Republican Party. What’s behind this political trend? Also, exploring the investigation into a Bexar County deputy who Tased a migrant teen at a refugee shelter.

Duration:00:28:56

Texas Matters: Inside The Arrest of Potential Walmart Shooter, TXGOP at the Q-vention And Democracy In Danger

6/4/2021
Suspected of planning a Walmart mass shooting, a Kerrville man is arrested. Now we find out about his Nazi views shared online. Also, Qanon held a convention in Dallas and Texas elected officials showed up. And more than 100 scholars warn that American democracy is in grave danger.

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Freeze Deaths Undercount, Holy Assault Rifles And Learning From Hitler's Anti-Democracy Moves

5/30/2021
This week on Texas Matters: The Deep Freeze deaths were undercounted by Texas, AR-15 assault rifles are holy in a church setting up a massive compound in Central Texas, and what can we learn about the state of America’s democracy by looking at the rise of Hitler?

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Fixing The Grid And Getting Texas Ready For Electric Cars

5/21/2021
This week on Texas Matters: The Texas Legislature and fixing the grid. Are the lawmakers serious about preventing another winter storm blackout? And if electric vehicles are the near future — is Texas ready to move forward or will special interests keep the state in reverse?

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Behind SB7 And The Capitol Insurrection

5/14/2021
As the Texas legislature moves to pass voting restriction bills – other GOP controlled states are doing the same. Where did these proposed laws come from? Who is pulling the strings? And The deadly Jan. 6 domestic terrorism attack on the U.S. Capitol – did we almost lose our democracy that day?

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: How Voter Restrictions Passed In The Texas House

5/7/2021
The Texas House voted 81-64 to pass SB7 a bill which critics call a voter restriction bill. There was drama and conflict on the way to the initial passage.

Duration:00:28:59