is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.
At last Friday's quarterly meeting of the Texas Lyceum, I interviewed U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, about the future of Medicaid and Medicare, Texans without insurance and the likely fate of the Affordable Care Act.
Full video of my Monday conversation about the future of Medicare with state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, Anne Dunkelberg of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis and Leo Linbeck III of the Health Care Compact Alliance.
Aaronson on Medicaid dental fraud, Aguilar on a new railroad line spanning Texas and Mexico, Galbraith on smart-meter angst, Grissom on wannabe Speaker Bryan Hughes, Hamilton on the coming battle over in-state tuition, Murphy maps presidential campaign contributors by Texas ZIP code, Ramsey on Tom DeLay's victories, Ramshaw on the first Davis-Shelton debate, Root on Chuy Hinojosa's mileage miscue and my conversation with three likely incoming Texas House members: The best of our best content from October 8-12, 2012.
At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, New York Times reporter Manny Fernandez talked about educating the emerging Hispanic majority with Sarita Brown of Excelencia in Education, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Superintendent Daniel King, South Texas College President Shirley Reed and University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia.
At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, University of Texas at Austin professor Danny Reible talked about the future of water with Rebecca Motal of the Lower Colorado River Authority, Andy Sansom of Texas State University, Amy Hardberger of the Environmental Defense Fund and state Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio.
At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, I interviewed famed defense attorney Rusty Hardin about his appointment as the special prosecutor in the Michael Morton case and his work on behalf of one of his most famous and most controversial clients: Roger Clemens.
At Thursday morning's TribLive conversation, Attorney General Greg Abbott discussed the prevalence of voter impersonation in Texas and defended the legal basis for the contentious voter ID legislation now making its way through the courts.
Our brand-spanking-new higher education data app, E. Smith interviews Rick Perry about Satan and talks the future of politics with Julián Castro and Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival, Aaronson maps the state's uninsured, Batheja on truck drivers who may not drive 85, Hamilton on Perry's proposed tuition "guarantee," Ramsey on the race to succeed Ron Paul in Congress, Root on his Perry presidential campaign tell-all and M. Smith on how budget cuts have affected Texas schools: The best of our best content from Sept. 24-28, 2012.
At the unofficial kickoff of the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, I talked with the superintendents of the Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Houston and Northwest school districts about the state of public education.