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This week, we spoke to Brandon Rottinghaus, professor at Univeristy of Houston and co-host of Party Politics, a podcast on Houston Public Media, about the Democratic presidential primary in TX.
Then we go deep into health care with Vivian Ho, an economics professor with the Baker Institute at Rice University.
And finally we target the Texas legislature with some housecleaning, this week targeting State Representative Matt Krauss in district 93.
In this week's episode, Signal reporter Fernando Ramirez first talks to Antonio Arellano, who is currently leading Jolt Action, a civic engagement organization for Latino progressives in Texas.
Then Fernando speaks with Kirsten Myers, the area director for refugee services of Texas, about the mission of the organization, the misconceptions about refugees, and Governor Abbott’s rejection of refugee resettlement in Texas.
And finally, an all-new segment called HouseKeeping, where we will focus on a Texas State House district targeted for Democratic pick-up every week.
On this week’s show, the Signal sat down with Tim O’Brien, senior advisor to Democratic presidential candidate and "pragmatic progressive" Michael Bloomberg. Team Bloomberg is making Texas a critical component of its strategy.
In another packed episode of SignalCast, we have conversations with:
Eliz Markowitz, a candidate running for the Texas House seat in district 28
MJ Hegar, a candidate for U.S. Senate against John Cornyn, and
Keir Murray, a longtime Democratic consultant, about the upcoming House races in the state
In this episode, we have three interviews. The first is with Heather Fazio, the Director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. Next is a conversation with Texas congressional candidate for District-2, Sima Ladjevardian, who is running against GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw. And finally, we speak with Nate Levin, the Deputy Training Director of the Texas Democratic Party, about their extensive Staff the Movement initiative.
In this episode of SignalCast, we hand the hosting duties over to Lillie Schechter, chair of the Harris County Democratic Party. Here is her conversation with Wendy Davis, who's running for Congress in 2020.
Join us in conversation with Abhi Rahman, Director of Strategic Communications at the Texas Democratic Party, about day one of the impeachment hearings of Trump and his administration, the current state of affairs with Senator Cornyn and candidate finances.
We also provide context to the hearings and what today's revelations could mean for the future.
In this episode of SignalCast, we recap the latest—and fourth—Democratic Debate of 2019, discuss the Bonnen recording that was released earlier this week, Trump impeachment, and upcoming dates to remember.
Keep a lookout for the TX Senate forum—hosted by Texas Signal—and featuring five Democratic candidates on October 23. Also, be alert for voting deadlines, as early voting starts on October 21!
During the Texas Tribune Festival, we spoke with two guests on the current state—and future!—of elections in Texas and the national stage.
First guest: Lauren Pully from Texas Democratic Party and Texas House Rep. Joe Deshotel.