Texas http://wnpr.org en Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border http://wnpr.org/post/reports-texas-gov-perry-deploy-1000-national-guardsmen-border Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 editor 25620 at http://wnpr.org Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego http://wnpr.org/post/border-patrol-ceases-flying-migrants-san-diego Migrants from Central America who enter the U.S. illegally in Texas will no longer be flown to San Diego for processing, the U.S. Border Patrol says. The practice came under fire last week, when opponents led protests against it in Murrieta, Calif.<p>In announcing the change, the agency didn't mention the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/02/327738660/protesters-turn-back-buses-of-immigrant-detainees-near-san-diego">fierce local opposition</a>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 25140 at http://wnpr.org Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series http://wnpr.org/post/texas-politics-be-lone-star-new-hbo-series Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters.<p>That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment.<p>HBO has given <em>God Save Texas,</em> a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:22:00 +0000 Gregory Barber 23730 at http://wnpr.org Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series The Nose: Hillary vs. Terry and Opera vs. Robots http://wnpr.org/post/nose-hillary-vs-terry-and-opera-vs-robots <p>It has been a strange week for mixing gay right, media, and politics. Texas Governor Rick Perry<a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/12/rick-perry-compares-homosexuality-to-alcoholism/" target="_blank"> surprised a San Francisco audience</a> when he said, "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at homosexual issues the same way."<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/andersoon-cooper-confronts-texas-goper-over-gay-conversion-therapy/" target="_blank"> Anderson Cooper had an edgy conversation</a> with a Texas -- what is it about Texas? -- state rep who supports the so-called "conversion therapy." Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 23536 at http://wnpr.org The Nose: Hillary vs. Terry and Opera vs. Robots Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again http://wnpr.org/post/shooting-unfairly-links-violence-mental-illness-again With the Army's disclosure that Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he went on a shooting rampage Wednesday, there were once again questions about whether the Army could have prevented the violence at Fort Hood.<p>Experts in mental health say (even as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/03/298708884/what-do-we-know-about-the-fort-hood-gunman">more facts</a> about Lopez emerge) that it's highly unlikely the violence could have been predicted. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Joseph Shapiro 19573 at http://wnpr.org Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again http://wnpr.org/post/live-edward-snowden-speaks-sxsw <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=Two-Way+%22Edward+Snowden%22" target="_blank">Edward Snowden</a>, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked large amounts of classified information about the agency's electronic surveillance programs, spoke via video to a sympathetic audience at South By Southwest Interactive on Monday.<p>Snowden, who is wanted for prosecution in the U.S., was in Russia, where he's been given temporary asylum. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:39:04 +0000 Mark Memmott 18155 at http://wnpr.org SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing http://wnpr.org/post/sxsw-snowden-speech-has-conference-buzzing-congressman-stewing Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden <a href="http://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/monday-march-10-edward-snowden-speak-sxsw-interactive-videoconference">will speak via videoconference</a> to the attendees of South by Southwest Interactive later this morning, and you can bet a much wider audience than just those here in Austin will be watching.<p>Snowden will be speaking from Russia, which is still offering him asylum as he faces felony charges of espionage here in the U.S. The man behind leaks that revealed U.S. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Elise Hu 18132 at http://wnpr.org SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage http://wnpr.org/post/severely-burned-marine-finds-strength-nascent-marriage In June 2008, Marine Cpl. Anthony Villarreal was driving back from a mission in Afghanistan when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb. He was 22 at the time and recently married to Jessica, who was just 21.<p>Villarreal suffered third-degree burns over most of his face and body and was very severely disfigured. His right arm and the fingers on his left hand eventually had to be amputated.<p>"I remember trying to breathe. I just felt, like, real hot — like I was on fire. They were dragging me on the sand and there was rocks there ... and it hurt, but I couldn't scream," he says. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:14:00 +0000 editor 11683 at http://wnpr.org Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage My Governor Can Beat Up Your Governor (Or Thinks He Can) http://wnpr.org/post/my-governor-can-beat-your-governor-or-thinks-he-can Rick Perry wants your business.<p>The Republican governor has been turning up in other states, touting the wonders of Texas and promising business owners they'll find lower taxes and more manageable regulation there.<p>"It does help get the word out to business leaders that may be frustrated," says David Carney, a longtime consultant to Perry. "Going in person can get literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of free media coverage."<p>Needless to say, other governors aren't so fond of Perry's efforts. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:04:00 +0000 editor 5733 at http://wnpr.org My Governor Can Beat Up Your Governor (Or Thinks He Can) Why The Justice Department's Eyes Are Upon Texas http://wnpr.org/post/why-justice-departments-eyes-are-upon-texas In the war over the right to vote in the U.S., the Justice Department's choice of Texas as the battleground for its <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/156015977/Justice-Department-VRA-Sec-3-lawsuit-against-Texas" target="_blank">first legal action</a> following the Supreme Court's weakening of the Voting Rights Act has a feeling of inevitability.<p>Texas, as its natives are always boasting, is exceptional. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:54:22 +0000 Frank James 1313 at http://wnpr.org Why The Justice Department's Eyes Are Upon Texas Malloy, Perry in "Civil" Meeting http://wnpr.org/post/malloy-perry-civil-meeting-0 <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/perryforme0618.mp3</p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; "><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Governor Dannel Malloy took the fight to visiting Governor Rick Perry of Texas Monday, crashing a luncheon in Hartford that Perry was giving for business owners. WNPR's Harriet Jones reports.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px; ">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:34:54 +0000 Harriet Jones 6496 at http://wnpr.org Malloy, Perry in "Civil" Meeting Rick Perry Wants YOU To Move To Texas http://wnpr.org/post/rick-perry-wants-you-move-texas <p>Texas Governor Rick Perry is here in Connecticut trying to lure businesses away with promises of low taxes and no regulation.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:20:28 +0000 Colin McEnroe 44 at http://wnpr.org Rick Perry Wants YOU To Move To Texas Rick Perry Wants YOU to Move to Texas http://wnpr.org/post/rick-perry-wants-you-move-texas-1 <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2006-17-2013.mp3</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:18:59 +0000 Colin McEnroe 6498 at http://wnpr.org Rick Perry Wants YOU to Move to Texas The Needle Drops on SXSW http://wnpr.org/post/needle-drops-sxsw <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Tucker/Morning%20Edition%2003-15-2013.mp3</p><p></p><p>Austin, Texas is the epicenter of the music world, at least for the next few days. The South By Southwest Music Festival got underway Tuesday. Every year, well known acts and up-and-comers from all genres of popular music make the trip to Austin. The Needle Drop's Anthony Fantano, the internet's busiest music nerd is in Austin for the festival.</p><p>We caught up with Anthony to see what's catching his eye (and ear) and some of the quirks of this festival.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:31:29 +0000 Ray Hardman 6873 at http://wnpr.org The Needle Drops on SXSW Dallas Tests Where Section 8 Recipients May Live http://wnpr.org/post/dallas-tests-where-section-8-recipients-may-live Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, host: <p>In this country we could see some changes in a government housing program known as Section 8. Critics have complained that this subsidized rent program gives recipients enough money to live in poor, minority neighborhoods, but not enough money to live anywhere else. Now the Department of Housing and Urban Development is rethinking the way it calculates rent payments. <p>The city of Dallas has been testing these changes and Jeff Cohen from member station WNPR has this report. Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:04:00 +0000 Jeff Cohen 7870 at http://wnpr.org