Wade Goodwyn

Wade Goodwyn appears in the following:

As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.


In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

Monday, November 09, 2015

Texas has no state-mandated minimum wage and forbids cities or counties to pass their own. But a group of religious activists in San Antonio is making headway on a living wage for city employees.


Ted Cruz Lying In Wait For His Next Moment

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The freshman senator from Texas is biding his time, hoping to ascend like another freshman senator did to the presidency two elections ago. NPR's Wade Goodwyn focuses on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign.


Prairie View, Texas, Reflects On History Of Racism After Police Incidents

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prairie View, Texas, has seen a couple of racially charged incidents involving law enforcement recently. The arrest and later death of Sandra Bland in police custody gained national a...


The Very Strange Case Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Army's investigation produced a wealth of new information on why Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009. The major general who led the inquiry recommended against a prison sentence.


The Fate Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Now In The Hands Of His Superiors

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The preliminary hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is over. It is now up to the proceeding's presiding officer to make a recommendation on whether to court-martial the soldier for desertion.


Chief Investigator Says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Shouldn't Be Sent To Prison

Friday, September 18, 2015

The chief investigator into the actions of Army Sgt. Bergdahl testified Friday that Bergdahl was not a cowardly deserter, but he left his unit to draw attention to the platoon's poor leadership.


Hearing To Decide If Court-Martial Is Warranted For Bowe Bergdahl

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl watched as Army prosecutors ask a judge to move ahead with court martial proceedings. Bergdahl went missing from his base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban.


Army To Open A Hearing On Former Taliban Prisoner, An Accused Deserter

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Officials begin proceedings Thursday on whether to court-martial Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He is charged with deserting his post in eastern Afghanistan and misbehavior before the enemy.


At Massive Dallas Rally, Trump's Speech Lacks Policy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Donald Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday. He spoke mostly about himself but also addressed illegal immigration, which drew a thunderous reaction.


In Texas, It May Have All Come Too Easily For Rick Perry

Saturday, September 12, 2015

As Texas became more Republican, Perry, the state's longest-serving governor, never had to work out the political muscles that could have helped him in a presidential run.


So Many Sports, So Little Time: Texas High School Athletes Opt Out Of Football

Thursday, September 10, 2015

In Texas, fewer high school boys are playing football. And while there may be some concern about head injuries, one young athlete says the trend has more to do with demands on his time.


After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Friday, August 28, 2015

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.


Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Not even Texas is solidly behind former Gov. Rick Perry this year. Sen. Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates are successfully drilling in Texas for gushers of campaign contributions.


One Of The Nation's Biggest Urban Forests Isn't Where You'd Expect

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Running all the way through Dallas is a 6,000-acre stretch of massive oaks, bubbling springs and broad meadows. But the river running through it has many of the issues faced by other urban waterways.


Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.


Immigrants Sue Texas For Denying Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children

Monday, July 20, 2015

Officials in Texas are making it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state. The state tightened ID requirements for parents, prompting a number of lawsuits.


Confederate Flag Comes Down: A Tonic For The American Soul

Saturday, July 11, 2015

When NPR's Wade Goodwyn was a boy, his father was involved in the civil rights movement in Texas. There, he got an early lesson in the ugly reality of racism from his next door neighbor.


Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.


President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama delivered the eulogy Friday at the funeral of Rev. Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., Friday. The state senator was killed last Wednesday in the shooting at a historic black church.