TPR: Texas Matters "Texas Matters" is a weekly half-hour program looking at the issues, newsmakers and culture of Texas. Host David Martin Davies talks directly with policymakers and newsmakers in a lively discussion designed to shed light on issues too often overlooked by other media.
TPR: Texas Matters

TPR: Texas Matters

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"Texas Matters" is a weekly half-hour program looking at the issues, newsmakers and culture of Texas. Host David Martin Davies talks directly with policymakers and newsmakers in a lively discussion designed to shed light on issues too often overlooked by other media.

Most Recent Episodes

Texas Matters: Elections Committee Chaos And Anti-Transgender Bills

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.

The Battle For The Ballot Box — Security Or Suppression?

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.

Texas Matters: Rural Hospitals In Crisis With No Medicaid Expansion

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?

Texas Matters: Is Texas Making Voting More Difficult?

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.

Texas Matters: Texas Dance Halls Are Endangered

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

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

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

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

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.

Texas Matters: The Corrido's Never Ending Story

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

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

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?

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

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.

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