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Wade Goodwyn

Correspondent, National Desk, Dallas

Wade Goodwyn is an NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.

Reporting since 1991, Goodwyn has covered a wide range of issues, from mass shootings and hurricanes to Republican politics. Whatever it might be, Goodwyn covers the national news emanating from the Lone Star State.

Though a journalist, Goodwyn really considers himself a storyteller. He grew up in a Southern storytelling family and tradition, he considers radio an ideal medium for narrative journalism. While working for a decade as a political organizer in New York City, he began listening regularly to WNYC, which eventually led him to his career as an NPR reporter.

In a recent profile, Goodwyn's voice was described as being "like warm butter melting over BBQ'd sweet corn." But he claims, dubiously, that his writing is just as important as his voice.

Goodwyn is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in history. He lives in Dallas with his famliy.

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Texas Supreme Court votes to allow trans child abuse investigations

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A ruling is expected soon in a bankruptcy case involving the Boy Scouts of America

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Texas doctors are worried for their patients losing access to gender-affirming care

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The Briggle family is fighting back after the Texas governor and attorney general said transgender children receiving gender-affirming care are the victims of child abuse. Jillian R McKenzie hide caption

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Texas governor calls gender affirming care 'child abuse.' This family fights back

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Families in Texas with transgender children say they're under attack

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Why so many states are seeing bills aimed at trans families right now

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Texas governor calls to label gender-affirming care for trans kids as 'child abuse'

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Republicans dominate Texas politics despite the state's changing demographics

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The consequences of Texas' restrictive abortion law

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How a rabbi and other hostages made it out safely from a Texas synagogue

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Due to COVID and weather, more than 1,000 U.S. flights have been cancelled today

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Texas is urging power plants to prepare so there won't be another winter blackout

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Football fans are packing into stadiums without masks, but it hasn't been an issue

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Billions of dollars are at stake in the Boy Scouts of America abuse settlement

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