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A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team, editorial board members and metro editor Greg Jefferson. Join them as they examine current events, hash out rivalries and go on the record with guests from local and state arenas.

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United States

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A weekly podcast hosted by metro columnist Gilbert Garcia with a roundtable of the Express-News political team, editorial board members and metro editor Greg 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

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English

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(210) 250-3000


Episodes

278. IBC Bank Chairman and CEO Dennis Nixon | Puro Politics

2/20/2024
IBC Bank chairman/CEO talks border and immigration policy. Suggested reading: Cartels and human traffickers are in control of America's immigration policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:43

277. City Council's code of conduct | Puro Politics

2/6/2024
Why councilmembers voted to police their own behavior. Required reading: City Council's new Code of Conduct Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:28

276. The bid to unseat Ted Cruz | Puro Politics

1/30/2024
U.S. Senate primary heats up between Roland Gutierrez and Colin Allred, Gov. Abbott and the Eagle Pass standoff with Biden, and John Courage's mayoral kickoff. Required Reading: Gutierrez launches Senate campaign Clack: Is Greg Abbott trying to provoke a violent confrontation at the border? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:15

275. District Court Judge Ron Rangel | Puro Politics

1/23/2024
District Court Judge Ron Rangel talks about the new city/county Public Safety Action Plan for San Antonio and Bexar County. Required Reading: City, county leaders unveil plan to curb violence by repeat offenders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:30

274. Charles Hood forced out as Fire Chief | Puro Politics

1/9/2024
Hood's resignation, updates on Marc Whyte and city cease-fire resolution, and Mayra Flores' GrubGate. REQUIRED READING: Charles Hood had history of allegedly insensitive comments Marc Whyte drove council colleague home before DWI arrest Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:12

273. City Hall drama | Puro Politics

1/3/2024
City Council deals with Marc Whyte's arrest and a resolution on the conflict between Israel and Hamas. REQUIRED READING: San Antonio City Councilman Marc Whyte charged with DWI After months of public pressure, City Council to vote on whether to call for ceasefire in Gaza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:54

272. Peter Sakai: Year One | Puro Politics

12/19/2023
The Bexar County judge assesses his first year in office, and talks about a possible new Spurs arena, the recent rift between the DA and police chief, and the need for more mental-health resources. SUGGESTED READING: County Judge Peter Sakai open to possibility of Spurs move to center city. With big caveat Let's keep the momentum going for Bexar County in 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:29

271. CPS rate hike creates unusual alliance | Puro Politics

12/5/2023
The Puro Politics team talks about the the City Council's bipartisan opposition to a proposed City Public Service rate increase, Ted Cruz's history of misinformation, and Ken Paxton suing Pfizer over its COVID vaccine. SUGGESTED READING: CPS Energy's rate-increase request (and the progressive/conservative alliance in opposition to it. Ted Cruz: Master of misinformation Ken Paxton sues Pfizer over COVID vaccines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:48

270. Nirenberg's charter amendment push

11/28/2023
San Antonio commission will consider expanding City Council, increasing council pay and extending the tenure of city managers. Plus a "no" vote on vouchers, immigration law passed, and other things to catch up on from the state legislature. REQUIRED READING: San Antonio keeps adding people — should it add City Council members too? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:45

269. Nelson Wolff's 'Power Principles'

11/14/2023
The former Bexar County judge discusses his new guide for local leadership. REQUIRED READING Nelson Wolff reflects on the cosmos in last State of the County address Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:37

268. Statewide election results, abortion on the ballot and a Spurs return to Hemisfair?

11/8/2023
In a post-election edition of the Puro Politics podcast, the team discusses the statewide propositions that passed, Kimberly Mata-Rubio falling short in her bid for Uvalde mayor, abortion rights on the ballot nationwide, and the Spurs' potential move back to Hemisfair. SUGGESTED READING: Live 2023 Election Results Uvalde mayoral race: Mother of Robb Elementary victim loses to longtime politician EXCLUSIVE: Hemisfair emerges as possible site for new Spurs arena Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:16

267. Culture War Speaker

10/31/2023
The emergence of Mike Johnson, the political reaction to the Lewiston mass shooting and the questions about Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen's future plans.  REQUIRED READING: Behind his civil tone, Mike Johnson is MAGA toxicity at its worst Pressure mounts on Bexar County elections chief to retire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:17

266. Reproductive Justice Fund, mayoral race and mold at the Alamodome

10/24/2023
City Hall reporter Molly Smith breaks down the lawsuit from anti-abortion groups, the wild mayoral race awaiting San Antonio and the mold found at the Alamodome. REQUIRED READING: Anti-abortion groups sue San Antonio over Reproductive Justice Fund The Ala-moldy-dome: City arena has a mold problem -- and $1 million to fix it ‘The mayor’s race has already begun’: 2025 election could draw contenders from inside and outside City Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:13

265. Manufacturing jobs come to the South Side, Greg Brockhouse returns, and Texas GOP feud

10/17/2023
Why JCB picked San Antonio for its new plant, what former mayoral candidate Greg Brockhouse is planning for 2025 and how the feud between Dan Patrick and Dade Phelan has escalated. REQUIRED READING: Britain's JCB to open manufacturing plant in San Antonio, hire 1,500 Greg Brockhouse wants back in the political arena Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:32

264. Marisa Bono talks school vouchers and the state of Texas education

10/10/2023
The CEO of Every Texan addresses the state's lack of support for public education and the growing Medicaid crisis in Texas. REQUIRED READING: A not-so special session on school vouchers Understaffed and broken system': 900,000 Texans lose Medicaid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:35

263. GOP infighting in Texas lege and on Captiol Hill

10/3/2023
The Puro Politics team talks about what the narrowly averted federal shutdown and the Paxton impeachment trial tell us about the state of the GOP. Also, a look at SAISD school closures and direct flights from San Antonio to Frankfurt. REQUIRED READING: Whether it's Paxton impeachment or federal shutdown, Republicans can't stop fighting with each other Ignore the hype: San Antonio airport's first-ever nonstop to Europe really is a big deal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:36

262. Kimberly Mata-Rubio on the Uvalde shooting that took her daughter

9/19/2023
Uvalde mayoral hopeful and mother of Robb Elementary victim Lexi Rubio joins Puro Politics to talk about gun reform and how she hopes to unite her divided, devastated hometown. REQUIRED READING: Kimberly Mata-Rubio, mother of Uvalde shooting victim, running for mayor Lexi Rubio was a math whiz who dreamed of becoming a lawyer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:35

261. The Joe Gonzales Interview

9/12/2023
ABOUT THE EPISODE: Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales talks about the recent spate of San Antonio Police officers being shot. He also addresses the criticism he has received from Police Chief William McManus. REQUIRED READING: San Antonio's police chief, DA at loggerheads over spate of shootings "This is ridiculous": Sixth San Antonio police officer injured in less than two weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:09

260. Ken Paxton Impeachment Begins

9/5/2023
The Puro Politics team talks about the beginning of Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment, including his long history of corruption allegations, how State Sen. Angela Paxton can still affect the outcome for her husband without casting a vote, and how Paxton's allegiance to former President Donald Trump could influence the trial. REQUIRED READING: Live updates from the impeachment trial Timeline of allegations against Paxton that led to his impeachment Garcia: Texas voters bear responsibility for Ken Paxton disaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:45

259. Nephtalí De León Loses His Poetic License

8/29/2023
A look at the defunding of SA2020, the firing of Nephtalí De León, SAISD library cuts and Will Hurd's exclusion from GOP debate. REQUIRED READING: "Stripping away funding for SA2020 would be a mistake for San Antonio" https://www.expressnews.com/columnist/gilbert-garcia/article/sa2020-funding-stripped-18309701.php "San Antonio fires poet laureate for using 'racial slur' in a poem" https://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/article/san-antonio-poet-laureate-nephtali-de-leon-fired-18297471.php Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:21