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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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Dallas, TX

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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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English


Episodes

Carol Burnett

4/23/2018
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One of the most recognizable and influential comedians of all time, her Tarzan yell, and ear-pulling secret message to her beloved grandmother have become a part of America's psyche. Today we're talking about San Antonio native Carol Burnett.

Duration:00:32:29

Carswell Field

4/16/2018
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Since 1941, this giant manufacturing plant in Fort Worth has produced some of the most powerful aircraft in the United States Air Force, directly from the assembly line to the flight line of the air base next door. This week we talk about the history of Carswell Field and Air Force Plant Number 4.

Duration:00:27:57

Bonham

4/9/2018
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A Southern lawyer from South Carolina who became a hero of the Alamo. A small north Texas town with roots going back to the mid-1800s that became the birthplace of some of the most famous (and infamous) Texans. A prime example of Depression-era WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps construction. These all have one thing in common: the name Bonham.

Duration:00:25:30

Filthy Fifties: The Great Texas Drought

4/2/2018
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The old testament has a verse, 'And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land.' Today we're talking about the almost biblical SEVEN years of drought that consumed Texas from 1950 to 1957.

Duration:00:24:27

CATI Watches: Lone Wolf McQuade

3/26/2018
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1983 is one of the high-water marks in American cinema history. But in mid-April 1983 history was changed forever when Chuck Norris kick-punched his way into our young hearts. Crossbows, shoguns, spinning heel kicks, and warm Pearl beer. This week—with special returning guest Stephen Guerra from the Beyond the Big Screen podcast—we examine one of the great works of Texas cinema.

Duration:01:12:38

Wilds Richardson and the Polar Bear Expedition

3/19/2018
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He was a Texan soldier who became a trailblazer in the development of the Alaska territory. Later he led American troops in their intervention into the Russian Civil War.

Duration:00:19:09

George Foreman: Part 2

3/12/2018
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From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. This week we bring you part two of the life of Texas boxing legend George Foreman.

Duration:00:25:46

George Foreman: Part 1

3/5/2018
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From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. Today we’re talking about a Texas boxing legend.

Duration:00:24:29

Sea-Arama

2/26/2018
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Like most people, when it's cold and windy outside, all we can think about are sun, snakes, skis, and porpoises. Not to mention llamas and fishes. That's right, we're talking about Sea-Arama, that wonderful, long-lost jewel of Galveston Island.

Duration:00:31:05

Jacob Snively and the Invincibles

2/19/2018
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In 1843, a group of Texans set out in an ill-fated expedition to raid the famed trading caravans of the Santa Fe Trail, and sparked an international incident thanks to an unexpected encounter with the United States Cavalry. This week we talk about Jacob Snively and the Battalion of Invincibles.

Duration:00:27:18

Canton Trade Days

2/12/2018
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Just south of I-20 in East Texas, the small town of Canton hosts the largest and oldest flea market in history. Today we're talking about the history of Canton's First Monday Trade Days!

Duration:00:21:41

'Colonel' Edward House—Part Two: The League of Nations

2/5/2018
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He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor's Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America's role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we continue our discussion of the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.

Duration:00:31:52

'Colonel' Edward House—Part One: Texas Kingmaker

1/29/2018
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He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor's Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America's role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we talk about the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.

Duration:00:26:32

New Mexico Campaign of 1862

1/22/2018
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In 1862, the Confederate military launched an ambitious campaign from Texas to lay claim to the lands and riches of New Mexico and Arizona, culminating in disastrous defeat. This week we continue our series digging deeper into the details of Texas in the Civil War.

Duration:00:38:49

Fat Men Clubs of Texas

1/15/2018
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From the 1860s to the 1920s, a strange phenomena took hold across the country and in Texas. Those years were the era when the surest sign of wealth and prosperity in a man was tied to his girth. This week we look at the wild world of the Fat Men’s Clubs of Texas.

Duration:00:22:02

CATI Watches: The Legend of Billie Jean

1/8/2018
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It?s an 80?s teen movie set in Corpus Christi. According to IMDB, A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends. Today Come and Take It watches The Legend of Billie Jean.

Duration:01:13:08

Selena Part Two

1/1/2018
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From her humble beginnings in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena Quintanilla had risen to the top of the Tejano music scene. At 23 years old, she had several gold records, a budding acting career, and a clothing line sold in her own boutiques. There seemed to be no stopping Selena as she stood on the verge of becoming a household name.

Duration:00:24:49

Texas Christmas Traditions

12/25/2017
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Christmas is a holiday celebrated my many and recognized by most living here in the Lone Star state. Today, we’re discussing some of the the most Texan ways to celebrate the holiday!

Duration:00:37:52

Selena Part One

12/18/2017
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A South Texan girl who couldn’t even speak Spanish rose to unprecedented prominence in the male-dominated world of Tejano music. Her record-breaking rise to fame was compared to musical superstars like Madonna and Elvis, she too was famous enough to be known by a single name: Selena.

Duration:00:27:30

Sam Houston and Texas Secession

12/11/2017
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This week we begin a multi-part series examining in more depth some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. First up: the chain of events that led to Texas seceding from the Union.

Duration:00:50:48

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