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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 PR

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Texas Matters: The GOP Strategy To Weaken Democracy

4/16/2021
We continue our extended special coverage on the sweeping election code overhaul in the Texas legislature which experts have determined will make voting more difficult and weaken democracy in Texas and the nation.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Is Texas Making Voting More Difficult?

4/9/2021
Our continuing cover on How the Texas legislature is working to make voting more difficult in Texas. We hear from Beto O'Rourke and Chris Davis, elections administrator for Willison County and the legislative chair for the Texas Association of Elections Administrators.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Texas Dance Halls Are Endangered

4/2/2021
Texas Matters remembers classic dance halls, especially Club 21, which burned to the ground in 2010.

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Sidney Powell's Big Lie And The Texas Election Crackdown

3/26/2021
Texas attorney Sidney Powell tries to walk back her big lie about mass election fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election. In a court filing she says no reasonable person would believe her outlandish claims, but tell that to the Texas Republican leadership who — in the name of voter integrity — are trying to ram through a set of bills that will make voting more difficult.

Texas Matters: How Gov. Abbott Is Pushing Voter Suppression Bills

3/19/2021
Experts discuss how Abbott pushes a flawed narrative about voter fraud to justify voter suppression laws that will hurt minority voters and benefit Republicans seeking elected office.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: The Corrido's Never Ending Story

3/15/2021
A 2003 interview with Maria Herrera Sobek about how the corrido captures the oral history of Mexican Americans in Texas.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: The Future Is The Past When Voting In Texas

3/6/2021
What can Texans expect from the legislature in crafting new election laws? Indications are Republican lawmakers will toughen voting laws. Also remember those Trump Trains? Was that illegal voter intimidation?

Duration:00:29:01

Texas Matters: After The Black Out — A Quest For Answers

2/26/2021
On Thursday state lawmakers held hearings looking for answers as to why did Texas suffer one of the largest black outs in the nation’s history? They wanted to know who was picking this banjo.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: The Deep Freeze And Political Heat

2/19/2021
After Texans were plunged into the darkness and freezing temperatures after a winter storm and collapse of the EROCT grid, what happens next? Who gets the blame? And will Texas admit that climate change is real?

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: ¡Viva George! Why Does Laredo Go Gaga For Washington?

1/15/2021
“Viva George: Celebrating Washington’s Birthday at the U.S. Mexico Border. The author is a professor of American Studies at George Washington University Elaine Pena — and she is a Laredo native.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Can The 25th Amendment Remove Trump From Office?

1/8/2021
Can the 25th Amendment be used to remove President Trump from power?

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Banned Planned Parenthood And Ken Paxton's Troubled History

12/22/2020
Planned Parenthood is bracing for another legislative session where Texas Republicans have declared ending safe and legal abortion as the top priority.And Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the target of an FBI investigation — but this isn’t the first time the Republican politician has been in legal hot water.

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Attorney General Ken Paxton's SCOTUS Lawsuit And Texas Secession Returns

12/11/2020
Host David Martin Davies discusses the Texas lawsuit to overturn the presidential election with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Texas State Rep. Kyle Biedermann of Fredericksburg wants secession. Journalist Casey Michel on the Kremlin's connection to Texas secession

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Can Trump Topple Our Democracy?

11/20/2020
More than two weeks after the general election which President Donald Trump lost, he continues to attempt to block the peaceful transition of presidential power to Joe Biden. How serious of a threat is this to American democracy?

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Joe Ely — A Songwriter In The Pandemic

11/13/2020
In the time of COVID Joe Ely has now sent out a message of love, compassion, and connection through the brand new digital album “Love in the Midst of Mayhem.”

Duration:00:29:00

Texas Matters: Civics Class Didn't Prepare Us For Trumpism

11/6/2020
As the nation is caught in the turmoil of a uncertain presidential election – how well did our time in civics class prepare us for these twists and turns and for Trumpism?

Duration:00:29:00

'The Meanest, Dirtiest, Low-down Stuff'; Texas, The State Of Voter Suppression

11/2/2020
Texas has a long and documented history of making voting difficult, sometimes impossible for African American and Mexican Americans.

Duration:00:29:14

Texas Matters: Polling Texas, Ballot Box Barriers And Militias Standing By

10/23/2020
Texas Matters: Polling Texas, Ballot Box Barriers And Militias Standing By

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: The Toughest State To Vote In And Social Workers Can Refuse LGBT+ And Disabled Clients

10/16/2020
Texas Matters: The Toughest State To Vote In And Texas Social Workers Can Refuse LGBT and Disabled Clients

Duration:00:28:59

Texas Matters: Election 2020 - GOP Chair vs. Dem Chair

10/9/2020
Texas Matters: We hear from the chairs of the two major parties about the election and how they plan to win.

Duration:00:28:59