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The Ticket

After 2016, what's next for Texas' political parties? (podcast)

Ben Philpott and Jay Root hosted a pre-presidential debate edition of The Ticket at KLRU's historic studio 6A — where they went beyond the election to talk about what's next for Republicans and Democrats in Texas.

Local comedians perform a debate skit in KLRU’s Studio 6A on Oct. 19, 2016.

The Ticket

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, the Tribune's Jay Root and KUT's Ben Philpott taped The Ticket before a crowd at KLRU's historic studio 6A, former host of the iconic TV show Austin City Limits.

While the crowd was waiting on the third presidential debate, we talked about the future of the Republican and Democratic parties in Texas with Burnt Orange Report Publisher Lize Burr and Deirdre Delisi of Delisi Communications.

And because we know some people have been a little stressed out by this election, we invited some local comedians to lighten the mood.

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