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Audio recordings of The Texas Tribune's live events series. Our events feature in-depth discussions with prominent elected officials and newsmakers moderated by Evan Smith and other expert journalists from The Texas Tribune.For more info on Trib event, visit https://www.texastribune.org/events/ .

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus in Texas with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar

Join The Texas Tribune at noon CT/11 a.m. MT June 22 for an interview with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, conducted by the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston.Escobar will be answering questions about how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation. We’ll be discussing what ongoing support Texas residents and businesses can expect from the U.S. government, how her home city of El Paso is faring, her view of Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to reopen the Texas economy and more.

45 MIN2 w ago
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Coronavirus in Texas with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar

Tom Luce & Margaret Spelling

Join The Texas Tribune at 8 a.m. CT June 18 for a discussion with Tom Luce, Texas 2036’s founder and chair, and Margaret Spellings, the organization’s president and CEO, moderated by Tribune CEO Evan Smith.Luce and Spellings will be answering questions about their organization’s latest research and data analysis on what the state needs to do between now and its bicentennial year to be the best place to live and work for the next generation of Texans. Texas 2036 is a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future ahead of the year 2036 — Texas' bicentennial — when the state is expected to have 10 million more people.

45 MIN3 w ago
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Tom Luce & Margaret Spelling

Texas Senate candidate Sarah Eckhardt discusses her campaign and how it’s evolved in response to the coronavirus outbreak

Texas Tribune state politics reporter Cassi Pollock sat down with former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat, for a discussion on her bid for state Senate, the response to the coronavirus outbreak and how the pandemic has reshaped her campaign. In March, she declared her candidacy for Senate District 14, left vacant by former Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, who retired. She is one of six candidates running in a special election for the seat.

45 MINMAY 21
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Texas Senate candidate Sarah Eckhardt discusses her campaign and how it’s evolved in response to the coronavirus outbreak

A Conversation with State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

Watch our interview with state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, conducted by Tribune state political reporter Cassi Pollock.Rodriguez has represented House District 51, covering much of southeast Travis County, since 2003. In March, he declared his candidacy for Senate District 14, left vacant by retiring state Sen. Kirk Watson, who was named the first dean of the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs.The special election to fill the seat was originally scheduled for early May, but Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watson was set to face reelection in 2022Rodriguez faces a challenge for the seat from Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, who also declared her candidacy in March and announced her resignation as county judge. However, Eckhardt delayed her resignation to mid-May to help local officials handle the coronavirus pandemic.Rodriguez sits on the House Calendars, State Affairs, and Ways and Means committees. He also serves a...

42 MINMAY 15
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A Conversation with State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

Watch our live interview with Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick about the coronavirus, Texas oil prices and the economy

Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central time Tuesday for an interview with Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, conducted by the Tribune’s energy and economy reporter Mitchell Ferman.Craddick will be answering questions about the effects the coronavirus outbreak is having on Texas’ energy economy. We’ll also be discussing the recent historic drop in oil prices globally, what Texas energy producers are saying and the anticipated impact on the state’s budget for the upcoming legislative session.

46 MINMAY 13
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Watch our live interview with Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick about the coronavirus, Texas oil prices and the economy

Coronavirus in Texas: Chip Roy

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a firebrand freshman Republican, on Wednesday called for a return to economic normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to secure an “overall net positive outcome” for Americans.“The goal here is for the least amount of human harm, right?” the Austin conservative said in a Wednesday interview with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith. “And so the virus is one piece of a much larger puzzle. So should we reopen our society? I believe yes.”“I think it is important for us to engage as human beings together, to worship together, to work together. Can we do it in a way that protects the most vulnerable?...It’s important that we do that, and we can do that.”

52 MINMAY 7
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Coronavirus in Texas: Chip Roy

Join us for a live interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia about the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak

Join The Texas Tribune at noon May 1 for an interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, conducted by the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston.Garcia will be answering questions about how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation. We’ll be discussing how Texans can expect to feel the effects of the U.S. government’s recently passed coronavirus package, what additional support the federal government is expecting to pass, how the pandemic is impacting the execution of the U.S. census and more.

45 MINMAY 2
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Join us for a live interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia about the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak

Watch our interview with UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken about the coronavirus outbreak’s lasting effects on higher education

Texas Tribune multimedia reporter Alana Rocha sat down with J.B. Milliken, the chancellor of the University of Texas system, for a live discussion on how the UT System is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the system’s rapid pivot to online instruction and how its medical schools and facilities are bracing to serve COVID-19 patients.

44 MINMAY 2
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Watch our interview with UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken about the coronavirus outbreak’s lasting effects on higher education

Watch former Obama official Andy Slavitt discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. health care system

Texas Tribune health care reporter Edgar Walters and Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, for a discussion on the effect that the coronavirus outbreak is having nationally on the economy, the health care system and public policy.

44 MINMAY 2
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Watch former Obama official Andy Slavitt discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. health care system

Senator Kirk Watson talks reopening the Texas economy and his impending retirement from politics

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith sat down with state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, for a discussion on Watson’s recent naming to Gov. Greg Abbott's Strike Force to Open Texas—tasked with providing guidance to Abbott on reopening the state’s economy and local businesses—and his take on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. We also looked back at Watson’s most memorable moments in the Texas Senate, what he wishes he had accomplished and what he hopes will be his legacy.

41 MINMAY 2
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Senator Kirk Watson talks reopening the Texas economy and his impending retirement from politics

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus in Texas with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar

Join The Texas Tribune at noon CT/11 a.m. MT June 22 for an interview with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, conducted by the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston.Escobar will be answering questions about how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation. We’ll be discussing what ongoing support Texas residents and businesses can expect from the U.S. government, how her home city of El Paso is faring, her view of Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to reopen the Texas economy and more.

45 MIN2 w ago
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Coronavirus in Texas with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar

Tom Luce & Margaret Spelling

Join The Texas Tribune at 8 a.m. CT June 18 for a discussion with Tom Luce, Texas 2036’s founder and chair, and Margaret Spellings, the organization’s president and CEO, moderated by Tribune CEO Evan Smith.Luce and Spellings will be answering questions about their organization’s latest research and data analysis on what the state needs to do between now and its bicentennial year to be the best place to live and work for the next generation of Texans. Texas 2036 is a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future ahead of the year 2036 — Texas' bicentennial — when the state is expected to have 10 million more people.

45 MIN3 w ago
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Tom Luce & Margaret Spelling

Texas Senate candidate Sarah Eckhardt discusses her campaign and how it’s evolved in response to the coronavirus outbreak

Texas Tribune state politics reporter Cassi Pollock sat down with former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat, for a discussion on her bid for state Senate, the response to the coronavirus outbreak and how the pandemic has reshaped her campaign. In March, she declared her candidacy for Senate District 14, left vacant by former Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, who retired. She is one of six candidates running in a special election for the seat.

45 MINMAY 21
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Texas Senate candidate Sarah Eckhardt discusses her campaign and how it’s evolved in response to the coronavirus outbreak

A Conversation with State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

Watch our interview with state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, conducted by Tribune state political reporter Cassi Pollock.Rodriguez has represented House District 51, covering much of southeast Travis County, since 2003. In March, he declared his candidacy for Senate District 14, left vacant by retiring state Sen. Kirk Watson, who was named the first dean of the University of Houston's Hobby School of Public Affairs.The special election to fill the seat was originally scheduled for early May, but Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watson was set to face reelection in 2022Rodriguez faces a challenge for the seat from Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt, who also declared her candidacy in March and announced her resignation as county judge. However, Eckhardt delayed her resignation to mid-May to help local officials handle the coronavirus pandemic.Rodriguez sits on the House Calendars, State Affairs, and Ways and Means committees. He also serves a...

42 MINMAY 15
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A Conversation with State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez

Watch our live interview with Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick about the coronavirus, Texas oil prices and the economy

Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central time Tuesday for an interview with Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, conducted by the Tribune’s energy and economy reporter Mitchell Ferman.Craddick will be answering questions about the effects the coronavirus outbreak is having on Texas’ energy economy. We’ll also be discussing the recent historic drop in oil prices globally, what Texas energy producers are saying and the anticipated impact on the state’s budget for the upcoming legislative session.

46 MINMAY 13
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Watch our live interview with Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick about the coronavirus, Texas oil prices and the economy

Coronavirus in Texas: Chip Roy

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a firebrand freshman Republican, on Wednesday called for a return to economic normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to secure an “overall net positive outcome” for Americans.“The goal here is for the least amount of human harm, right?” the Austin conservative said in a Wednesday interview with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith. “And so the virus is one piece of a much larger puzzle. So should we reopen our society? I believe yes.”“I think it is important for us to engage as human beings together, to worship together, to work together. Can we do it in a way that protects the most vulnerable?...It’s important that we do that, and we can do that.”

52 MINMAY 7
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Coronavirus in Texas: Chip Roy

Join us for a live interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia about the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak

Join The Texas Tribune at noon May 1 for an interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, conducted by the Tribune’s Washington bureau chief, Abby Livingston.Garcia will be answering questions about how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation. We’ll be discussing how Texans can expect to feel the effects of the U.S. government’s recently passed coronavirus package, what additional support the federal government is expecting to pass, how the pandemic is impacting the execution of the U.S. census and more.

45 MINMAY 2
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Join us for a live interview with U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia about the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak

Watch our interview with UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken about the coronavirus outbreak’s lasting effects on higher education

Texas Tribune multimedia reporter Alana Rocha sat down with J.B. Milliken, the chancellor of the University of Texas system, for a live discussion on how the UT System is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the system’s rapid pivot to online instruction and how its medical schools and facilities are bracing to serve COVID-19 patients.

44 MINMAY 2
Comments
Watch our interview with UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken about the coronavirus outbreak’s lasting effects on higher education

Watch former Obama official Andy Slavitt discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. health care system

Texas Tribune health care reporter Edgar Walters and Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, for a discussion on the effect that the coronavirus outbreak is having nationally on the economy, the health care system and public policy.

44 MINMAY 2
Comments
Watch former Obama official Andy Slavitt discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. health care system

Senator Kirk Watson talks reopening the Texas economy and his impending retirement from politics

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith sat down with state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, for a discussion on Watson’s recent naming to Gov. Greg Abbott's Strike Force to Open Texas—tasked with providing guidance to Abbott on reopening the state’s economy and local businesses—and his take on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. We also looked back at Watson’s most memorable moments in the Texas Senate, what he wishes he had accomplished and what he hopes will be his legacy.

41 MINMAY 2
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Senator Kirk Watson talks reopening the Texas economy and his impending retirement from politics
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