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Ben Philpott is a senior reporter for KUT-FM, Austin's National Public Radio affiliate. He has been covering state politics and dozens of other topics for the station since 2002, during which time he has been recognized for outstanding radio journalism by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, the Houston Press Club and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Before moving to Texas, he worked in public radio in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and at several television stations in Alabama and Tennessee. Born in New York City and raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., Philpott graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Contributions

The Ticket 2016: What's Next for the GOP?

This week on The Ticket 2016 podcast: KUT’s Ben Philpott talks with ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd on what's next for the GOP, and he takes a peek at the upcoming Texas Republican convention. 

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The Ticket: Third Parties in the U.S.A.

This week on The Ticket podcast: KUT’s Ben Philpott and the Tribune's Jay Root talk with presumptive Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson about the struggle third party candidates have breaking through the two-party political system.

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