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After Orlando, Trump and Clinton Talk Public Safety (Audio)

This week on The Ticket: KUT’s Ben Philpott and The Texas Tribune's Jay Root dissect terrorism speeches from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and hear from Democratic strategist Colin Strother on whether Texas is actually in play.

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The Ticket was a weekly look at presidential politics from a Texas perspective in the leadup to the 2016 election. It included veteran political reporters Jay Root of The Texas Tribune and Ben Philpott of KUT NewsFind it on SoundCloud and Stitcher

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This week on The Ticket 2016: In the wake of another horrific mass shooting, the presidential candidates were quick to explain how their administration would help reduce this kind of crime. KUT's Ben Philpott and The Texas Tribune's Jay Root put two recent campaign speeches by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton under the microscope.

And while Hillary Clinton has said Texas will be in play in 2016, not many Democrats in the state agree. Ben and Jay talk with Democratic strategist Colin Strother about the sea change that would need to occur.

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