Point of Order with Evan Smith

14 EpisodesProduced by The Texas Tribune

Inside the politics and issues of the Texas Legislature

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Texas and the Sexes

March 21st, 2019

45:39

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to House members Mary Gonzalez, Sarah Davis and Toni Rose about …

Rural Texas at a Crossroads

March 14th, 2019

49:03

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Four Price about the public policy challenges and …

High Hopes for Higher Ed

March 7th, 2019

50:37

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to Renu Khator, the chancellor of the University of Houston System, about access, affordability, excellence, graduation rates, and the …

The Man of the House

February 28th, 2019

46:45

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to former Speaker Tom Craddick, the longest-serving lawmaker in state history, about how life and work under the pink dome has changed …

The Battle Over the Texas Border

February 21st, 2019

46:35

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, chair of the House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, about the president’s emergency …

Investing in the Future of Texas

February 11th, 2019

48:23

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith asks state Rep. John Zerwas, the chief budget writer in the Texas House, whether we have enough money to fund today’s priorities and tomorrow’s …

Everybody Hates Property Taxes

February 6th, 2019

47:25

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks with state Sen. Paul Bettencourt, the Douglas MacArthur of the war …

Criminal Justice Reform’s Big Mo

January 31st, 2019

47:56

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks with Right on Crime’s Marc Levin and House Criminal Jurisprudece …

The Fight on the Far Right

January 24th, 2019

51:56

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to House Freedom Caucus member Jonathan Stickland about the state of grass roots conservatism and the agenda his wing of the GOP will …

The Latino Moment

January 17th, 2019

49:47

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks politics, policy and the emerging demographic majority with State …

Dan Huberty on fixing school finance in Texas

January 10th, 2019

44:42

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Texas Legislature, Evan Smith talks to Dan Huberty, the chairman of the House Public Education Committee, about what it will take — and what it will cost — for state …

The Bonnen Whisperers

December 1st, 2018

48:28

Welcome to the second episode of Point of Order, a new podcast in which Evan Smith takes you inside, behind and underneath the politics and issues of …

Joe Straus on the midterms, Donald Trump’s tweets and the next speaker

November 7th, 2018

48:43

This conversation is the pilot episode of a new podcast called Point of Order. Evan Smith sits down with Texas House speaker Joe Straus the morning after the midterms to talk everything from the balance of power in the …

Trailer – Point of Order

November 5th, 2018

1:39

Join host Evan Smith for one-on-one interviews with elected officials of both parties and other key members of the Texas Capitol community, plus …

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