Wade Goodwyn http://publicradiotulsa.org en Showdown At The UT Corral http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/showdown-ut-corral Like any ugly, long-running confrontation between a husband and wife or next-door neighbors — or between anybody, really — it's hard to know exactly<em> </em>when the dispute between University of Texas President Bill Powers and Texas GOP Gov. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 63177 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Showdown At The UT Corral Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/will-texas-gop-candidates-remarks-chemicals-prove-toxic Texas Republican Greg Abbott, who's been cruising toward easy victory in the governor's race against Democrat Wendy Davis, is making some campaign news this week — and not the good kind.<p>His actions and comments have brought his relationship to the state's chemical industry under scrutiny.<p>The trouble began with a report last month from Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA that revealed the state of Texas — at the direction of Attorney General Abbott — had quietly begun blocking access to reporters and the general public about just what chemicals were being handled and stored in the s Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 62539 at http://publicradiotulsa.org What's The Matter With Wendy Davis? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/whats-matter-wendy-davis Texas Democrats are holding their convention this weekend in Dallas. Supporters are hoping it will give Wendy Davis a chance to reboot her campaign for governor and come out with some much-needed momentum.<p>A question posed in the San Antonio <em>Express-News</em> is typical of the kind of media she's been getting: "What's Wrong With Wendy?" With the Democratic candidate for governor running far behind her Republican challenger, Greg Abbott, it's not necessarily an unfair question.<p>But her race has always been a long shot. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 62234 at http://publicradiotulsa.org What's The Matter With Wendy Davis? After Isolation, Bergdahl Likely Faces A Long Recovery http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/after-isolation-bergdahl-lilkely-faces-long-recovery Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. And I'm Scott Simon. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has returned to the United States. He's at the Brooke Army Medical Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as new details of his imprisonment by the Taliban continue to emerge. Fox News is reporting that Sergeant Bergdahl spent the last two years in solitary confinement. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 61407 at http://publicradiotulsa.org As Bergdahl Touches Down In Texas, Reintegration Begins http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bergdahl-touches-down-texas-reintegration-begins Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in the U.S. The former Taliban prisoner is now undergoing treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 61372 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/will-rick-perry-take-another-swing-presidency At the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth on Thursday, Texas GOP Gov. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 60979 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? 'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/open-carry-gun-laws-spark-texas-backlash Last week, not long after a lone gunman's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/24/315425094/shooting-near-uc-santa-barbara-leaves-3-dead">rampage in California</a>, Texas witnessed an unnerving series of demonstrations.<p>Groups of young men, armed with tactical long rifles slung across their backs, began showing up at restaurants like Chili's and Chipotle, Sonic and Jack in the Box, to mention a few, as part of their response to another anguished gun control conversation.<p>The fast-food-while-heavily-armed political protests — "You want some chili fries with your AK-47?" — di Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:46:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 60885 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/texas-takes-hard-right-turn The headline in the <em>Dallas Morning News</em> summed it up nicely: "Tea For Texas."<p>While the political news around the country has generally been how the Republican establishment has triumphantly held off Tea Party challengers, in Texas Tuesday it was the opposite.<p>David Dewhurst is a prime example of<strong> </strong>what happened. For more than a decade, all Lt. Gov. Thu, 29 May 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 60504 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/messy-legal-road-led-oklahomas-botched-execution Although most of the country just became aware of issues with Oklahoma's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, his lawyers had been worried for months. That's because in January, two condemned men in different states but injected with the same new drug cocktail endured executions that went badly. Lockett's lawyer, Susanna Gattoni, was unable to keep him from suffering a similar fate last week.<p>"We were alarmed by a Ohio execution that was actually the same protocol that was used for Mr. Lockett. Thu, 08 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 59260 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/roller-coaster-year-texas-town-rocked-blast When firetrucks blew through the small town of West, Texas, on the evening of April 17, 2013, sirens screaming, naturally everybody was curious. People got in their cars and went to see the fire at the West fertilizer plant. For 10 minutes, they watched from cars and backyards as the fire grew ever bigger. A few moved as close as they could because they were filming on their smartphones. At no time did it occur to anybody that they might be in danger.<p>And then — a massive explosion. The men fighting the fire at the plant never had a chance. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 57819 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast