Texas Take: The Podcast
About This Show
The Lone Star State’s politicians are outspoken, colorful, humorous and sometimes off-beat characters who exemplify the historical Bigger Than Life view that Texas has of itself, whether in Austin or on the national stage. That ensures that Texas politics is seldom boring, often amusing and never lacking in colorful intrigue and drama. The Houston Chronicle’s Austin Bureau covers all the action, from smoke-filled room to raucous filibuster, and each week we go behind the headlines for an insider’s skinny on what’s really going beneath the storied Pink Dome. Informative, relevant, entertaining and occasionally surprising. Direct from Austin, this is the “Texas Take.”
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Ep68: Fighting over Harvey aid and a bathroom bill; plus, Ted Cruz, impeachment and medical marijuana
An angry Gov. Greg Abbott takes on fellow Republicans in the U.S. House for getting "rolled" by not demanding that Texas gets an additional $18 billion now in Hurricane Harvey relief funding. And former top Trump adviser Steve Bannon says he's fixin' to unseat all Republican U.S. senators except Texan Ted Cruz, as U.S. Rep. Al Green of Houston files paperwork to impeach Donald Trump for . . . well, being Trump. That and more on this week's show, the lowdown on all the political entertainment in Austin and Washington -- and what it all means to average Texans. With Mike Ward, the Houston Chronicle's Austin Bureau chief, and Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report, it's Texas' leading online podcast about Lone Star politics -- now coming to you in collaboration with Texas Public Radio.