Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
As the governor of Texas, Ann Richards appointed more women, openly gay people, and people of color than all of her predecessors combined. Her daughter Cecile Richards talks about the legacy her mother left and about the new HBO documentary, All About Ann.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In Texas, a restrictive new abortion law will go into effect today—but not without some last minute changes. Yesterday, just hours before the new law was set to go into effect, a federal judge blocked a key part of the abortion law and handed a partial victory to abortion rights advocates. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the changes to the law is Veronica Zaragovia, who has been covering this story for KUT Austin.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
A 70-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Mexico is supposed to keep the waters of the Rio Grande River flowing between the bordering states. But in a time when the rains can longer be relied upon, Mexico has fallen behind on its part of the deal. Monica Ortiz Uribe, a senior field correspondent for Fronteras, went down to Chihuahua to find out more about this battle for water and shares her findings with The Takeaway.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Unions these days no longer have the man power, or political clout, they once did. But a new form of labor organization is making a difference in addressing the needs of workers—especially Latino and immigrant laborers—who work in jobs like construction that are typically not unionized. Cristina Tzintzún is the Workers Defense Project executive director.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Opponents of a controversial new Texas abortion measure, like Lillian Ortiz, a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, says the law disproportionately affects poor women, especially Latinas. But Texas State Representative Jason Villalba, a Republican from Dallas, supported the measure and says there is no basis behind the argument that Texas' law disproportionately affects poor women, and particularly those of color.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This live interview with Gail Collins originally aired on July 16th, 2013. An edited version was aired on September 2, 2013 as part of a best-of episode of the Brian Lehrer Show timed for Labor Day.
Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wendy Davis, the Weiner/Spitzer candidacies, plus your calls.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry has set the stage for a major political shuffle for the Lone Star State with his announcement yesterday that he will not to seek re-election next year. How does this shift the political game in Texas?What does this say about Perry’s intentions for the 2016 presidential election? Ben Philpott, a senior reporter for KUT in Austin, discusses the change and what the move means for Texas politics and the nation.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Last Tuesday, Senator Wendy Davis filibustered her way to the national stage after spending nearly 11 hours speaking in order to block Senate Bill 5 from passing in the Texas legislature. But the very next day, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he wasn’t giving up the fight just yet. Instead, the Governor called a special legislative session to take up the bill. Erica Greider is the senior editor at Texas Monthly.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Around midnight last night, the Texas Senate shutdown Senator Wendy Davis's (D-Fort Worth) nearly 11 hour filibuster meant to prevent the passage of Senate Bill 5, a restrictive abortion law. Christy Hoppe, Austin bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, was present for entire filibuster. James Henson is the director of the Texas politics project as the University of Texas.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Migrant traffic across the Southwest border of Texas is on the rise as illegal crossings from Mexico have shifted away from Arizona. This could complicate things on Capitol Hill as the immigration reform bill makes its way through Congress. How will the Obama administration secure a bill that balances some level of forgiveness for illegal immigrants with increased security for border regions?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013