Wade Goodwyn

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Texas Conservatives Decry White House Transgender Guidelines For Schools

Friday, May 13, 2016

Conservatives in Texas swiftly responded to the Obama administration's letter to schools on transgender issues. The state's lieutenant governor said Texas will not be blackmailed by the president.


If There's A Surplus Of Cheap Crude, Why Do Oil Wells Keep Pumping?

Monday, May 02, 2016

Months of low prices have failed to stop oil producers from slowing their pumps. New drilling has slowed but producers need to keep the oil flowing through existing wells, or risk running out of cash.


Supreme Court Lets Texas Voter ID Law Stand — For Now

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Supreme Court on Friday left intact a strict voter identification law in Texas, while leaving open the possibility that it would consider challenges to the law. NPR's Wade Goodwyn explains.


Despite Federal Court Rulings, Texas' Voter ID Laws Remain In Place

Monday, April 11, 2016

Despite being ruled in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution by seven federal judges, Texas' voter ID restrictions are still the law of the land. It's been six months since the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled the law unconstitutional, but it looks as if Texas will go through another election with the restrictions in place.


Requiem For A Teen: 'Tyler's Suite' Honors A Life Cut Short

Saturday, April 02, 2016

A new choral work is on tour, based on the life of Tyler Clementi — the college freshman who committed suicide in 2010, after his roommate secretly filmed him in bed with another man.


Polls Begin To Close In Super Tuesday Contests

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Polls begin to close in about a dozen states voting in the Super Tuesday primaries.


Hillary Clinton Counts On Texas Ties To Bring In A Super Tuesday Win

Monday, February 29, 2016

Texas is the biggest prize in Tuesday's primary voting. Democrat Hillary Clinton and her husband have decades of history in Texas, having come up in politics in neighboring Arkansas.


Scalia And Leonard Nimoy: Justice's Death Spurs Conspiracy Theories

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"My friends, it's Saturday night, this is an emergency transmission. Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia died earlier today at a ranch outside Big Bend in South Texas. ... The question is, was Anthony Scalia murdered?"

So begins conservative talk show host Alex Jones' Internet video. Jones then quickly ...


Fallout From Grand Jury Decision Energizes Abortion Rights Opponents

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Abortion rights opponents want the district attorney in Houston to resign and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to appoint a special prosecutor to again investigate and indict Planned Parenthood in Houston.


Texas Tries To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

Thursday, January 28, 2016

When Texas passed laws designed to shut down Planned Parenthood clinics, it slashed the state's family planning budget. Of the 82 clinics that closed, only a third were Planned Parenthood.


Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Who Made Undercover Videos

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Texas grand jury decided not to indict Planned Parenthood on charges of selling embryos for research — and has decided instead to indict 2 people who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood executives.


Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

Monday, January 25, 2016

A grand jury indicted two activists and cleared a Houston, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic in a possible misconduct case. The two activists covertly recorded conversations regarding fetal tissue.


Foundation In Austin, Texas, Subsidizes Mental Health Care For Musicians

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Musicians who are dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems in Austin, Texas, can get help from an organization there that provides reduced cost care --basically whateve...


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

To walk into Ted Cruz's holding room at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday afternoon was to walk into quite the group of happy campers.

With a friendly motion and a quick smile, the Republican Senator from Texas, looking relaxed in short sleeves, his foot ...


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

When you don't know the facts of a given incident, it's human nature to attempt to fill them in yourself. But in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, there's no way you could concoct the narrative the Army's two-month investigation uncovered.

According to the testimony of Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who ...


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.