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A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team: city hall reporter Joshua Fechter, investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff and business editor Gregg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.

A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team: city hall reporter Joshua Fechter, investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff and business editor Gregg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.

Location:

United States

Description:

A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team: city hall reporter Joshua Fechter, investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff and business editor Gregg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.

Twitter:

@expressnews

Language:

English

Contact:

(210) 250-3000


Episodes

Episode 129: Policing the Police

1/25/2021
Express-News reporters talk about the multi-track push for police reform in S.A

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 128: Inaugural Special

1/20/2021
Express-News reporters break down Joe Biden's big day.

Duration:00:27:42

Episode 127: The Joaquin Castro Interview

1/11/2021
San Antonio congressman talks about last week's Capitol riot and where we go from here

Duration:00:27:38

Episode 126: Straus Stands Up for Electoral Process

1/4/2021
Express-News reporters talk about Trump's call, the COVID vaccination rollout and San Antonio's economic forecast

Duration:00:26:08

Episode 125: 2020 Recap

12/28/2020
Express-News reporters talk about the biggest stories they covered this year.

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 124: Legislative Preview

12/14/2020
Trey Martinez Fischer breaks down the 2021 legislative session with metro columnist Gilbert Garcia and investigative reporter Brian Chasnoff.

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 123: Devil in the Details

12/7/2020
Express-News columnist Gilbert Garcia, reporter Joshua Fechter, and business editor Greg Jefferson look at the thorny implementation of the city's workforce development program.

Duration:00:26:32

Episode 122: Covid Curfew

11/30/2020
Express-News reporters Brian Chasnoff, Greg Jefferson, Joshua Fechter, and host Gilbert Garcia talk COVID restrictions, upcoming council races as well as the local GOP response to Trump's fraud allegations.

Duration:00:30:07

Episode 121: County Commissioner-elect Rebeca Clay-Flores

11/16/2020
With a single campaign, Rebeca Clay-Flores shattered several barriers. The Princeton grad became the first person to defeat a sitting Bexar County commissioner in 16 years when she knocked off Precinct 1 Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez in a July primary runoff. Clay-Flores, who is Black and Mexican American, will be the first woman of color ever on the Commissioners Court. Clay-Flores’ discusses her improbable campaign (and her hopes for Precinct 1). Read more: Clay-Flores wouldn’t...

Duration:00:32:09

Episode 120: The Bumpy Road to 270

11/4/2020
A flood of mail ballots across the country added drama to an already tense presidential contest. With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting more people than ever to vote by mail, and with the crucial battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin obligated to wait until Election Day to start counting those ballots, this year’s election had the potential, all along, to be an epic cliffhanger. Express-News reporters talk about our wild election night and how we could have seen this...

Duration:00:25:24

Episode 118: Rocking the Vote

10/26/2020
Express-News reporters talk naked sushi, ticket-splitting in 78209 and what to look for on election night.

Duration:00:30:08

Episode 117: The Joleen Garcia interview

10/19/2020
S.A. activist talks workforce development, police reform and paid sick leave.

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 116: Early Voting Preview

10/12/2020
Express-News reporters break down what's on the ballot.

Duration:00:27:44

Episode 115: Celina Montoya on the latest allegations against Ken Paxton

10/5/2020
The Texas House hopeful talks about trying to turn Joe Straus's old district blue. Read more: Texas House hopeful weighs in on Paxton allegations

Duration:00:27:44

Episode 114: A cybersecurity expert on securing the vote

9/28/2020
Former Air Force intelligence officer and now principal of cybersecurity firm the Denim Group, John Dickson elaborates on how voters need to be prepared for possible disruptions or delays in the reporting of election results.

Duration:00:30:05

Episode 113: Secrets of success from a San Antonio political strategist

9/22/2020
The Express-News political team talks with Ryan Garcia, the strategist behind many local campaigns, about his approach to winning. https://www.expressnews.com/podcasts/puro-politics-podcast/

Duration:00:30:36

Episode 112: Bringing jobs to San Antonio

9/14/2020
How the workforce-development proposition and the EDF are trying to reverse San Antonio's reputation as a low-wage city. More at: https://www.expressnews.com/podcasts/puro-politics-podcast/

Duration:00:26:40

Episode 111: The shooting of Damian Lamar Daniels

8/31/2020
Express-News reporters Gilbert Garcia, Brian Chasnoff and Joshua Fechter discuss the tragic confrontation that emerged as an issue in the Bexar County sheriff's race. https://www.expressnews.com/podcasts/puro-politics-podcast/

Duration:00:34:24

Episode 110: Sculley looks back

8/24/2020
Express-News reporters break down Sheryl Sculley's book, Joaquin Castro's post office visit and the council's anti-racism resolution.https://www.expressnews.com/podcasts/puro-politics-podcast/

Duration:00:24:42