covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.
This week, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for the impeachment of President Obama, so we begin our 10-song playlist inspired by the week's news with a similar call subtly made seven years ago by Neil Young in his song "Let's Impeach the President."
Reeve, Emily, Jim and Jay discuss the recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll gauging support for water funding, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call for President Obama to be impeached, and Kinky Friedman's return to Texas politics.
Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance announced on Thursday that he plans to retire in 2014 after more than seven years on the job — so we begin our weekly news-inspired playlist with "Lubbock or Leave it," by the Dixie Chicks.
UPDATED: Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System since 2006, said he will retire next year and become chairman emeritus, officing on Tech's Lubbock campus and continuing to teach a seminar on leadership.
Reeve, Morgan, Evan and Ben discuss the government shutdown and what it means for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, what went wrong with a tutoring program in Texas, and recent arguments over in-state tuition for immigrants in the race for lieutenant governor.
For University of Houston President Renu Khator, the biggest challenge in her ongoing effort to raise the institution's reputation may be the public perception that it is merely a commuter campus in the middle of a dangerous urban area.
In a letter to state Rep. David Simpson, the co-chairs of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations wrote that if he wanted to attend the committee's executive sessions, he would need to take it up with the House parliamentarian.
Ronald DePinho's first two years as president of MD Anderson Cancer Center have been marked by distractions and growing unease as much as by lofty aspirations. He said he has learned from his missteps and is making changes.
Reeve and Ben are joined by a handful of special guests, including Shinyribs, Jeremy Bird of Battleground Texas, and former state Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg, for a special live TribCast recorded in KUT's Studio 1A during The Texas Tribune Festival.