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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: 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

Texas Matters: Elections Committee Chaos And Anti-Transgender Bills

4/30/2021
Texas Matters looks at another break down of order at the House Elections Committee by Chairman Briscoe Cain. Also we hear from a Texas mother opposed to anti-transgender bills in the legislature.

Duration:00:29:00

The Battle For The Ballot Box — Security Or Suppression?

4/23/2021
There’s been a lot of talk about bills in the legislature to overhaul elections in Texas. But there’s also been testimony by the state that says the last election in Texas worked wonderfully and without significant fraud. So why are Texas elected officials making voting more difficult? They say it’s for election security. Critics call it voter suppression. We’ll break it down for you in a special report.

Duration:00:51:42

Texas Matters: Rural Hospitals In Crisis With No Medicaid Expansion

4/23/2021
The Texas Legislature votes no to expand Medicaid in the state. With the recent loss of the 1115 Waiver this could mean a health care crisis for poor and rural Texas. And during the pandemic access to public information in Texas was sometimes on mute. What’s happening at the legislature to fix that?

Duration:00:28:59

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.