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  • TribCast is going on hiatus

    25 AUG 2023 · The Texas Tribune put this podcast on hiatus in August 2023 due to staffing changes in the newsroom. The TribCast was The Texas Tribune's weekly political podcast, hosted by Matthew Watkins and featuring a rotating cast of editors, reporters and other guests.
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  • TribCast is going on hiatus

    25 AUG 2023 · The Texas Tribune put this podcast on hiatus in August 2023 due to staffing changes in the newsroom. The TribCast was The Texas Tribune's weekly political podcast, hosted by Matthew Watkins and featuring a rotating cast of editors, reporters and other guests.
    Played 50s
  • TribCast: Big changes in Houston ISD after state takeover

    18 AUG 2023 · In this week’s episode, we discuss the changes at Houston ISD after a state takeover in June.
    Played 32m 56s
  • TribCast: Turmoil at Texas A&M

    4 AUG 2023 · In this week’s episode, we discuss two cases at Texas A&M University that raised questions of academic freedom — and the fallout that ensued.
    Played 42m 50s
  • TribCast: Texas’ tough border security tactics under scrutiny

    28 JUL 2023 · In this week’s episode, we discuss the half-million people booted from Texas’ Medicaid rolls and the state’s deployment of razor wire and buoys along the border in Eagle Pass.
    Played 38m 30s
  • TribCast: Texas lawmakers approve property tax cuts after 7 months of trying

    14 JUL 2023 · In this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers — politically and financially — after lawmakers approved an $18 billion tax cut bill.
    Played 35m 13s
  • TribCast: Extreme heat and the toll of climate change on Texas

    7 JUL 2023 · In this week’s episode, we speak with The Texas Tribune’s climate reporter Erin Douglas about why it’s been so hot in Texas and examine the long-term implications as climate change shifts the entire range of Texas heat upward.
    Played 31m 40s
  • TribCast: How will Texas universities maintain diversity without considering race in admissions?

    30 JUN 2023 · In this week’s two-topic TribCast, we discuss the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the consideration of race in college admissions and the dangerous heat inside Texas prisons this summer.
    Played 31m 52s
  • TribCast: The rise of renewable energy in Texas

    23 JUN 2023 · In this week’s episode, energy expert Doug Lewin discusses how wind and solar power are supplying an increasing amount of power in Texas whether state leaders like it or not.
    Played 37m 45s
  • TribCast: Why can’t Texas Republicans get along?

    16 JUN 2023 · In this week’s episode we check in with radio host Mark Davis and politics reporter Patrick Svitek about the GOP intraparty fighting over property taxes and Ken Paxton’s impeachment.
    Played 33m 14s

TribCast is hosted by The Texas Tribune's Matthew Watkins and features a rotating cast of Tribune reporters, editors and special guests. Join us for informal – and, with luck, amusing...

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TribCast is hosted by The Texas Tribune's Matthew Watkins and features a rotating cast of Tribune reporters, editors and special guests. Join us for informal – and, with luck, amusing – discussions of Texas politics and policy. New episodes post each week.
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