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We recap the wild week in Texas politics. Grab a coldie and hang! Learn more about us at ProgressTexas.org.

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Ep. 91 - Mesquite City Council Member Jeff Casper and TX House Rep. Venton Jones

January 27th, 2023

44:58

What will become of the historic surplus currently at the fingertips of the Texas Legislature? Given the state of public education, you'd think a big …

Ep. 90 - Texas Rep. Salman Bhojani and Nicole Golden of Texas Gun Sense

January 19th, 2023

52:10

Our first episode of the year features two Texans we plan to follow closely as the Texas Legislature begins another session. First, Tarrant County's

Ep. 89 - What Tops The Holiday Wish List For Texas Progressives?

December 8th, 2022

30:44

Our annual holiday party was a blast last night at Antone's in downtown Austin, and as has become tradition, we took the time to interrogate our …

Ep. 88 - The Five Best (And Worst) Texans of 2022

December 2nd, 2022

45:50

It's become an annual exercise of catharsis, renewal and forward strategy for us at Progress Texas: every year, we analyze the last year of the battle and pick out the five best, and five worst, Texans when it came to …

Ep. 87 - Politics And Social Media: Where To From Here?

November 18th, 2022

53:16

At a moment when Elon Musk appears to be doing all he can to destroy his new $44 billion toy, Facebook is largely DOA, the TikTok kids are interested …

Ep. 86 - Unpacking The Shellacking: What's Next For Texas Democrats?

November 11th, 2022

52:11

Nationally, and also at the city level in the large metros of Texas, Democrats actually had a better than expected night on Tuesday. But at the …

Ep. 85 - The Top Ten Things We Hate About Governor Greg Abbott

November 4th, 2022

59:16

Here we are folks - as we publish this podcast, there's one day of early voting left (Friday November 4), followed by Election Day on Tuesday …

Ep. 84 - We React To Texas Political TV Ads

October 27th, 2022

46:27

As early voting gets underway, we gather to take a tour through some of the prominent TV commercials being leveled in various directions by prominent …

Ep. 83 - The Home Stretch: Mobilizing Voting Communities with Two Million Texans

October 22nd, 2022

37:33

Proud to welcome back Lana Hansen, Executive Director of Texas Blue Action, to provide an update on the ongoing Two Million Texans relational organizing effort aimed at strengthening Democratic performance in what may …

Ep. 82 - That Texas Republican Candidate Is Probably An Election Denier

October 19th, 2022

33:05

We celebrate the birthday of resident pumpkin spice latte enthusiast and IPA Truther Brett Isaacs with an overview of the potentially disastrous …

Ep. 81 - Guest Pod: Why Voting Is So Hard In Texas with Go Behind The Ballot

October 12th, 2022

1:06:25

Proud to welcome a guest episode from our friends Nichole Abshire and Claire Campos-O'Neal at the Go Behind The Ballot podcast, which is quite …

Ep. 80 - Recapping The Beto/Abbott Debate, Since You Didn't Watch It

October 5th, 2022

49:49

Gotta hand it to Governor Greg Abbott: insisting on a Friday night debate with no audience is a great way to hide from the Texas electorate. Lucky you, the Progress Texas staff DID watch it - and bring to you this week …

Ep. 79 - Rochelle Garza vs Ken Paxton: 101 Reasons To Vote For A New Attorney General

October 1st, 2022

39:18

Adding to his laundry list of career lows this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made the news for literally running from a process server attempting to serve him with a subpoena at his North Texas home. The crew …

Ep. 78 - Hispanic Heritage Month Part 2: Latino, Latinx, Latiné? We Discuss

September 23rd, 2022

31:20

In this second part of our discussion of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sam Gonzalez again hosts Diana Gomez, Ed Espinoza and special guest Abel Prado of Cambio Texas in an exploration of the cornucopia of terms that American …

Ep. 77 - Hispanic Heritage Month Part 1: The Politics of the RGV with Abel Prado of Cambio Texas

September 20th, 2022

50:39

September 15 thru October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and to celebrate we're embarking on a two-part conversation on the complex politics …

Ep. 76 - The Graham Ban: Republicans Show Their Cards On Abortion Rights

September 15th, 2022

22:15

In what seemed to us - and likely many of you - as either a joke or a typo, South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed a federal ban on …

Ep. 75 - Empowering Texas Women To Run with Annie's List

September 8th, 2022

1:07:07

Sam Gonzalez hosts a trio of powerhouse progressive Texas women this week: our own Diana Gomez and Brett Isaacs, alongside super special guest Ana Ramon, who has just been announced as the new Executive Director of

Ep. 74 - Polling Leads To (VERY Cautious) Optimism - And The Texas Political Summer In Review

September 2nd, 2022

42:25

Chris Mosser hosts this week as Ed Espinoza extrapolates what would appear to be some pretty promising recent polling for Texas progressives - that …

Ep. 73 - Triggered: Texas Formally Bans Abortion

August 25th, 2022

44:40

As of today – Thursday, August 25, 2022 – Texas’ so-called trigger ban on abortion, which was set to take effect 30 days beyond the striking down of Roe v Wade and represents a significant escalation beyond the …

Ep. 72 - Texas Public Schools In Crisis: What Your Kids' Teachers Are Actually Facing

August 19th, 2022

36:44

The majority of schoolkids in Texas return to the classroom this week, and while this is normally an exciting time of adventure and fun, it's lost on …

Ep. 71 - Funniest FBI-Trump Tweets - And What It All Means for the 2022 Election

August 12th, 2022

39:37

We've sat in bemusement from yet another wave of crazy from MAGA-Land since the FBI executed a (perfectly legal and justified) search warrant at Donald Trump's place. And when Trump-world gets fired up, it's not only …

Ep. 70 - Why The Kansas and Alex Jones Losses Are Good For Texas Politics

August 5th, 2022

39:24

Texas Democrats are understandably wary of optimism - but lately, there are abundant signs that things may be turning around for the better. Recent wins for the Biden Administration, huge enthusiasm and turnout on Beto …

Ep. 69 - The GRACE Act: Cities Responding To Roe

July 31st, 2022

39:01

As the countdown continues towards August 25 - the day that Texas' trigger law officially outlawing abortion in the state will take effect - the …

Ep. 68 - Beto-Mania: Reviewing the Convention Speech, and Encouraging Numbers For Texas Dems

July 21st, 2022

52:00

Yes, we know - Texas Democrats have been burned by optimistic polling more than once - but, these are not typical times, nor a typical political …

Ep. 67 - ERCOT & The Texas Grid - with Special Guest Luke Warford

July 14th, 2022

44:08

Since the beginning of this historically horrible heat wave, the Texas power grid has teetered on the brink of repeating the disaster of Winter Storm …

Ep. 66 - SCOTUS and Roe, Part 3: WTF?! And What To Do Now

July 1st, 2022

52:35

We've now had about a week to process the historic overturning of Roe V Wade. This third part of our series on this pivotal crossroads is both a summary of how concerned progressives can take action NOW, with just four …

Ep. 65 - SCOTUS And Roe, Part 2: Beto O'Rourke, and What's At Stake This November

June 28th, 2022

19:19

As we continue our focus on the fight ahead beyond the ripping away of reproductive autonomy with the overturning of Roe v Wade - which is likely only the beginning - it becomes clear that the upcoming mid-term election …

Ep. 64 - SCOTUS And Roe, Part 1 - A Brick Through The Windshield: The Sounds Of Protest In Texas

June 27th, 2022

8:56

Austin, Texas - and cities across the United States - erupted in protest this weekend following Friday's announcement of the overturning of Roe v …

Mini-sode - Recapping the Progress Texas 12th Anniversary Party!

June 18th, 2022

42:29

A terrific time earlier this week at Antone's in downtown Austin, as a great bunch of like-minded Texas progressive rabble-rousers gathered to …

Ep. 63 - Pride Month: Why We Celebrate, Even In Hard Times

June 17th, 2022

43:56

An honor to host two distinguished guests from the LGBTQ+ activist community for a deep dive into Pride Month: its origins, its meaning today, and what the fight ahead may bring. Ricardo Martinez is the Executive …

Ep. 62 - Governor Abbott On Shootings: What He Says, vs What He Does

June 10th, 2022

35:19

Following Uvalde, it's not a stretch to predict that in the end, Governor Greg Abbott and the rest of Texas' GOP regime will end up doing nothing …

Minisode: Diana speaks with three Texas Legislators on abortion rights

June 3rd, 2022

18:39

We’re continuing to focus on crucial issues facing progressive Texans this election year. With the likely fall of Roe v Wade, we've designed an …

Ep. 61 - Uvalde, Guns...And Where We Go From Here

May 26th, 2022

51:18

It's been a heavy week, and all of us at Progress Texas are as heartbroken and angry as you are. This week we upend the right-wing talking points, we look at how various leaders have responded to the tragedy, and what …

Ep. 60 - Roevolution: Recapping the Austin Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

May 20th, 2022

51:09

It was our honor to help organize and host the recent Bans Off Our Bodies Rally for Austin - one of dozens that happened across the country on …

Ep. 59 - Voting Is Fun, So Get It Done - Our Runoff Endorsements!

May 13th, 2022

40:52

You're not having deja vu - it IS, indeed, time to VOTE once again. Why do we have so darn many elections this year? That's part of our discussion today, along with an analysis of the offices and issues in question.


A …

Ep. 58 - Roe v Wade, And Freedom On The Brink, Part 2

May 9th, 2022

22:26

We discovered that last week's Supreme Court development, being the cataclysmic event that it is, was too big to contain to one conversation - so we're presenting this second phase of our talk on what seems to be the …

Ep. 57 - Roe v Wade, And Freedom On The Brink, Part 1

May 6th, 2022

32:18

It's difficult to throw around the word "happy" at this moment, as progressives across the country and people around the world stand aghast at this …

Ep. 56 - The Politics of Elon Musk Buying Twitter

April 30th, 2022

24:02

Texas transplant Elon Musk has succeeded in drawing the world's attention to himself in buying Twitter. The story's moving quickly, and the …

Ep. 55 - May 7th Statewide Elections: Triple Your Vote!

April 29th, 2022

31:24

The crew convenes to remind Texans it's VOTING time again! Early voting is happening now for the "uniform" May 7 statewide election, including two …

Ep. 54 - Earth Day! With Jay Kleberg, Texas Land Commissioner Candidate

April 22nd, 2022

34:59

Friday marks the 52nd annual Earth Day - over half a century in which climatic decline has developed from a vague threat into a gradually, inexorably manifesting reality. We live on the precipice of the point of no …

Ep. 53 - Marijuana Reform: Will Texas Ever Go To Pot?

April 20th, 2022

49:38

On this year's 4/20, we take a deep breath and dive into marijuana legalization: a majority of Texas voters want it, including Democrats, …

Ep. 52 - Live from Fort Worth! With Congressman Marc Veasey and Dr. Allison Campolo

April 16th, 2022

48:30

Part Two of this week's amazing road trip to D/FW found us in Cowtown at the historic T&P Tavern, situated in the 1930's-era Texas And Pacific Railway building (which is now condos, but those are real trains going …

Ep. 51 - Live From Dallas! With Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble: April 12, 2022

April 13th, 2022

41:40

It's our pleasure to return to Dallas' Toller Patio, which is a terrific outdoor hang (turns out, even in the middle of a thunderstorm!) for a fun …

Minisode: Texas Lt. Governor Candidate Mike Collier: April 9, 2022

April 9th, 2022

17:24

We're joined by our friend Mike Collier, a familiar face for most Texas Democrats, who is in a runoff election on May 24th for the Democratic …

Ep. 50 - Beto O'Rourke's Polling-Palooza! And: What Did Mickey Do?: April 7th, 2022

April 7th, 2022

35:27

Wow, 50 Happy Hours on the books! Two polls this week show Beto O'Rourke gaining on Greg Abbott in the race for Texas Governor - one of them showing …

Minisode: Fueling The Progressive Fire: April 2nd, 2022

April 2nd, 2022

19:33

Cornbread in the shape of Texas: impractical, or worth the hassle? This week we talk about keeping the progressive light burning in Texas, the …

Ep. 49 - Trans People Are Magical: March 31st, 2022

March 31st, 2022

42:41

Trans Day of Visibility seeks to celebrate the accomplishments and resiliency of the trans community, and this year it comes while Republicans have launched attacks on trans kids. We're proud to welcome two of our …

Minisode: Update - The Texas Abortion Fight: March 26th, 2022

March 26th, 2022

18:10

Our fab panel of Texas women from this week's Happy Hour podcast returns for a sharper focus on abortion rights, which are now under active attack in …

Ep. 48 - SCOTUS: Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings: March 24th, 2022

March 24th, 2022

34:42

As we approach the closing days of March and Women's History Month, real history is being made in Washington D.C., and we've convened a special group of our favorite Texas ladies for a deep dive on the ongoing Supreme …

Ep. 47 - After Three Long Years...SXSW Is Back!: March 10th, 2022

March 11th, 2022

38:37

For many Texans, especially Austinites, the moment when the COVID-19 pandemic got really, really real came on March 6, 2020: the day that SXSW was officially cancelled. At the time it seemed unthinkable, as did much of …

Ep. 46 - Oil Politics: How Russia and Ukraine Affect Texas: March 9th, 2022

March 10th, 2022

25:39

Senior strategist Glenn W. Smith and Content Production Specialist Chris Mosser had the pleasure of talking with renowned Texas energy attorney and former Democratic nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner Chrysta …

Ep. 45 - First Anniversary Episode! Unpacking The Primary: March 3rd, 2022

March 3rd, 2022

1:01:49

It's our first anniversary! And what a year it's been. Way WAY too many Lege sessions, the Democratic quorum break, unprecedented and unlimited ugly …

Ep. 44 - How YOU Can Amplify Progress: March 2nd, 2022

March 2nd, 2022

19:02

This evening (Wednesday March 2) at 6pm, the annual Amplify Austin Day begins - a full 24 hour celebration of giving and support of worthy …

Minisode: The Russian Attack on Ukraine - and the View from Texas: February 25th, 2022

February 25th, 2022

19:13

Even with weeks of buildup, the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin's Russia has still been a complete shock to most Texans. What will be the immediate and long-term impacts in Texas, what can we do to help, and …

Ep. 43 - We Speak with Trans Families About Abbott’s Harmful Attacks: February 24th, 2022

February 24th, 2022

40:39

Yesterday, the whole country was shocked (once again!) at another callous, disgusting election-year maneuver by Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney …

Minisode: "No Bulls*!t" with Ag Commissioner Candidate Susan Hays: February 18th, 2022

February 18th, 2022

18:16

Marijuana attorney Susan Hays joins us from her hops and hemp farm near Alpine! Susan brings together an extensive background in progressive advocacy, and an impeccable pedigree in land management and environmental …

Ep. 42 - Don't Mess With Texas Voters: February 18th, 2022

February 18th, 2022

28:55

We welcome special guest Jessica Montoya Coggins of Texas Signal for a discussion of the ongoing primary election: while urban turnout is looking decent, our state's history of low turnout in elections like these …

Ep. 41 - Voting For Valentines! Our Primary Extravaganza: February 11th, 2022

February 11th, 2022

50:39

As we record, early voting in the 2022 primary election begins in just a few days, on Valentine's Day, Monday February 14. This may come as a surprise to even engaged progressives - who, along with the rest of us, may …

Minisode: Texas Attorney General Candidate Rochelle Garza: February 10th, 2022

February 10th, 2022

19:31

Given the way our long-indicted current Attorney General Ken Paxton has run the top law enforcement office in Texas, Texans may have forgotten what that office is supposed to be about: enforcing the law and ensuring …

Ep. 40 - Will The Heat Stay On This Time? Winter Freeze '22: February 2nd, 2022

February 2nd, 2022

31:16

As we record the podcast this week, Texas is bracing for another February Arctic blast. Governor Abbott - who shared in the financial windfall from last year's freeze in which millions of Texans lost power, and hundreds …

Ep. 39 - You Say You Want A Roevolution?: January 28th, 2022

January 28th, 2022

35:04

Brett Isaacs joins the Happy Hour crew as we cover this week's big news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has announced his impending retirement. Do we expect Republicans to play nice with President Biden's …

Ep. 38 - Voting Rights and the 2022 Primary: January 20th, 2022

January 21st, 2022

38:48

Chris Mosser fills for Saatvik this week as we try to make sense (and it's not easy) of recent developments in voter access: at the federal level conservatives remain opposed to voting rights legislation, and at the …

Ep. 37 - Abbott's Border Failure - and "Beto" Days Ahead: January 13th, 2022

January 13th, 2022

30:59

Our good pal Joe Deshotel of the terrific Texas Signal group joins us this week as we take a deep dive into Operation Lone Star - Governor Abbott's …

Ep. 36 - The January 6 Insurrection: Everybody Still Hates Ted Cruz: January 6th, 2022

January 6th, 2022

27:09

Happy New Year y'all! We're back for our first show of 2022 and the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol - …

Ep. 35 - Top Gifts For Holiday (And Blackout) Preppers - And Our Favorite Progress Texas Moments of '21: December 19th, 2021

December 19th, 2021

27:15

Diana Gomez serves up a hot list of the ten most popular and useful gifts for Texas progressives preparing for the worst as Greg Abbott's efforts to …

Ep. 34 - The Ten Best (and Worst) Texans Of 2021: December 15th, 2021

December 16th, 2021

44:13

Nice list, meet naughty list. It's not a stretch to say it's been one hell of a year in Texas in '21 - with some Texans creating the hellish landscape, and other Texans bravely standing against them for what's right. …

Ep. 33 - The 2022 Primary Election - Part 1: December 11th, 2021

December 11th, 2021

51:27

The March 1 primary elections will be upon us before we know it. Glenn Smith joins us this week to provide some historical background and the reasons …

Ep. 32 - Sotomayor Comes Out Swinging: Abortion And SCOTUS: December 4th, 2021

December 4th, 2021

34:50

We come to you, beverages in hand, at a moment when the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to do away with the Roe v Wade precedent that has protected abortion rights for women in our country since 1973. Proud to welcome …

Ep. 31 - Live! Pints For Progress in Dallas: November 17th, 2021

November 17th, 2021

39:20

What a GREAT time at Toller Patio in downtown Dallas as we gathered with a group of friends and allies for a terrific conversation with State Reps …

Ep. 30 - Election Recap: What Dems Can Learn For 2022: November 5th, 2021

November 5th, 2021

36:44

Glenn Smith joins us this week as we conduct a post-mortem of election results across the country, and find that, while there are definite lessons to …

Ep. 29 - Halloween Spooky Special!: October 29th, 2021

October 29th, 2021

22:44

It's our first (and maybe...our last) Halloween Spooky Special! And believe us, there's plenty haunting us this year, but there's also hopeful news: …

Ep. 28 - Brett Reacts To November Ballot Propositions: October 21st, 2021

October 22nd, 2021

34:33

The November 2 election is upon us - with early voting happening now - including eight proposed state constitutional amendments: we summarize each of them, get reactions from Brett Isaacs and give recommendations on how …

Ep. 27 - Redistricting Demographics, and a Mandate Against Mandates: October 15th, 2021

October 15th, 2021

33:39

A LOT to cover again this week. Right under all of our noses - and in the middle of the night - Republicans at the Texas Legislature are drawing and …

Ep. 26 - Drawing A Blank: Redistricting Disasters and the State of The Abortion Law: October 7th, 2021

October 7th, 2021

32:02

To exactly nobody's surprise, Texas Republicans are exceeding expectations when it comes to redistricting - drawing themselves into undeserved power while drawing non-white and urban Texans out of the representation …

Ep. 25 - Redistricting, Trans Athletes, The Border...Oh My!: September 23rd, 2021

September 23rd, 2021

34:15

Lots to cover this week in Texas politics! The Legislature is in the middle of taking up redistricting. It's all about the distinction between …

Ep. 24 - Who’s Running For Governor?: September 16th, 2021

September 16th, 2021

34:48

Who’s running for Governor? We're entering the orbit of our next election cycle, still without a big-name Democrat declared. Considering the stakes, this is concerning for sure. We expect some word from Beto O'Rourke on …

Ep. 23 - Labor Day Takeover! Texas Blue Action Dems Discuss SB8: September 6th, 2021

September 6th, 2021

52:01

Proud to present, as a special edition of the Happy Hour, a panel of some of the most incredible women representing the progressive movement in Texas for a discussion of the draconian new abortion restriction enacted …

Ep. 22 - 666 New Laws - Here Are Three Of The Worst: September 2nd, 2021

September 3rd, 2021

30:07

What a week. Texas makes national news in perhaps the worst possible way - with the enacting of the most repressive restriction upon abortion since Roe v Wade, effectively suspending that almost 50-year precedent in …

Ep. 21 - Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Discusses: Our Bodies, Our Votes, Our Rights: August 26th, 2021

August 26th, 2021

35:37

Joining the crew this week, our good friend and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Executive Director Dyana Limon-Mercado, who's the perfect authority at a moment when Senate Bill 8 is set to essentially outlaw most …

Ep. 20 - Abbott Mask Madness, and Texas: Our Diverse Texas: August 19th, 2021

August 19th, 2021

29:51

Saatvik is back! And we welcome Progress Texas Development Associate Brett Isaacs to the Happy Hour for the first time as well. As the whole country …

Ep. 19 - The Abbott Virus: Who Will Save Texas From COVID?: August 6th, 2021

August 6th, 2021

33:50

Producer Chris Mosser sits in for Saatvik again with Ed, Diana and Wesley as we dedicate most of this week's Happy Hour to an unhappy subject: the return of high COVID-19 numbers in Texas, compounded by Governor …

Ep. 18 - Texas Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos: July 22nd, 2021

July 22nd, 2021

33:08

State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos joins us this week live from Washington, D.C. as Texas House Dems advocate for voting rights legislation at the federal level. Ed, Wesley and pinch host Chris Mosser ask for an update on how …

Ep. 17 - The Texas Democratic Fly-Out!: July 15th, 2021

July 16th, 2021

47:48

We're joined from D.C. by Texas State Reps Erin Zwiener and Gene Wu, who are among the Democrats who have once again broken quorum in the House to …

Ep. 16 - "We're basically governed by a child": July 8th, 2021

July 8th, 2021

25:59

As Governor Abbott's special session kicks off, the Happy Hour crew assembles to discuss the agenda - to start, what's NOT on the list: energy reform, COVID vaccinations, and expansion of Medicaid are nowhere to be …

Ep. 15 - Pretty Petty: June 10th, 2021

June 10th, 2021

26:40

Our last Happy Hour for awhile - Saatvik is back! - as we continue our celebration of Pride Month through June, with a brief history of the celebration, and a recap of how LGBTQ issues shook out in the …

Ep. 14 - The Walkout!: June 4th, 2021

June 4th, 2021

54:19

Texas Democrats staged a walkout at the Texas Legislature on Sunday, killing voter suppression bill SB7 on what was effectively the last day of session. They showed some real fight! And along the way sent a message to …

Ep. 13 - Human Hamster Wheels: May 28th, 2021

May 28th, 2021

32:26

In the closing days before Sine Die - but not before a busy working holiday weekend - Senior Strategist Glenn Smith joins the regular Happy Hour crew …

Ep. 12 - Texas v Roe v Wade: May 21st, 2021

May 21st, 2021

28:07

Texas made national news this week with Governor Abbott's unconstitutional six-week abortion ban. The Progress Texas team made our own national news with our statements fighting back, reminding people that Roe v. Wade …

Ep. 11 - Rub-A-Dub Chub: May 14th, 2021

May 14th, 2021

30:26

Welcome back to the Happy Hour! It was yet another insane week at the Capitol, as important deadlines arrived on Thursday night. Some bad bills were …

Ep. 10 - Twisted Spirit Week: May 7th, 2021

May 7th, 2021

35:53

Happy Hour time, and after last night and the last few weeks, do we ever need some happy! We ARE happy about the huge turnout and passion of all of …

Ep. 9 - Crisco Brain's Calzone Of Terror: April 30th, 2021

April 30th, 2021

34:56

Hey! It's Happy Hour time, and we're joined by our friend Emily Eby of the Texas Civil Rights Project! As we continue through the grueling process of the Lege, Diana and Wesley share the story of the nutso parliamentary …

Ep. 8 - Police Reform, State Budget Priorities: April 23rd, 2021

April 23rd, 2021

30:46

Happy Hour time! With news of Matthew McConaughey polling ahead of Greg Abbott, and the candidacy of Caitlyn Jenner in California, we mull the …

Ep. 7 - Discrimination Is Expensive: April 16th, 2021

April 16th, 2021

29:07

After an exhausting week, it's time for Happy Hour! The crew is proud to welcome Ash Hall of the Transgender Education Network of Texas, as we discuss the wide range of dirty deeds that GOP lawmakers have been up to at …

Ep. 6 - Bad Bills Are Bad For Business: April 9th, 2021

April 9th, 2021

30:51

Happy Hour time! We welcome guest anchor Amanda Gnaedinger this week as we discuss the role of corporate America in our political discourse, as …

Ep. 5 - All-Night Fight with the Right: April 2nd, 2021

April 2nd, 2021

34:18

Another wild week at the Texas Capitol brings us stories of waiting 20 hours to testify against anti-abortion legislation, a Republican bill to …

Ep. 4 - Shrimp Tails From The Lege: March 26th, 2021

March 26th, 2021

37:35

The Progress Texas Happy Hour crew convenes - central to the discussion of the Lege are misplaced priorities by Republicans and a slate of voter suppression bills, we talk about what's in them and why they're …

Ep. 3 - New Day, Same Old GOP Playbook: March 19, 2021

March 19th, 2021

25:57

Senior Strategist Glenn Smith joins the weekly Happy Hour crew for this week’s rundown of the crazy world of Texas politics. GOP efforts in the Lege …

Ep. 2 - Polling And The Pandemic: March 12th, 2021

March 12th, 2021

29:33

This week, the Progress Texas team reflects on the lessons of the pandemic, one full year in. We also talk Polling: what do Texans think about Greg …

Ep. 1 - Mask Madness: March 5, 2021

March 6th, 2021

27:16

Welcome to the Progress Texas podcast! This week we talk about what Gov. Greg Abbott must have been thinking in revoking mask mandates and reopening the state - while vaccination rates are only at 7%. We also explore …

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