is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose 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 a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as the magazine's editor and a year as its president and editor in chief.
Our 1/28 conversation on bending the health care cost curve with Sue Bornstein of the Texas Medical Home Initiative, state Reps. Nicole Collier and Stephanie Klick, and Daniel Varga of Texas Health Resources.
At our 1/22 symposium on urban public education, John Fitzpatrick of Educate Texas talked about widening the high school-to-college pipeline with David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas;Susan Simpson Hull, superintendent of the Grand Prairie Independent School District; Daniel King, superintendent of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; and William Serrata, president of the El Paso Community College District.
At our 1/22 symposium on urban public education, Chris Coxon of Educate Texas led a discussion about social and emotional learning with Paul Cruz, superintendent of the Austin Independent School District; Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District; and Airick West, member of the board of directors for Kansas City Public Schools.
At our 1/22 symposium on urban public education, I talked about the intersection of policy and population with superintendents Juan Cabrera of El Paso, Richard Carranza of San Francisco and Michael Hinojosa of Dallas and UTEP's Elena Izquierdo.
At our 1/19 conversation, Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, explained why racial profiling is only a "perception" problem in Texas and how the agency is handling traffic stops these days.
At our 1/19 conversation, Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, talked about the Sandra Bland case and his decision to begin termination proceedings against Trooper Brian Encinia.