A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...
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Following the lead of Georgia, a wave of new, fearless progressive leaders has been laying the groundwork for a political revolution in Texas. They’re changing the state's white cowboy narrative and with their leadership, the Lone Star State is poised to upend the political balance of power in America. In this episode, Texas State Rep. Mary González joins us just mere hours after presiding over an appropriations subcommittee for the state, the 9th largest economy in the world. We discuss the political implications of the 2021 historic winter storm, the progressive power building movement happening in Texas, and the significance of her role as an openly queer woman of color in a historically conservative state. And you heard it here first: Mary’s story will be a movie one day, starring Salma Hayek! REFERENCES: Texas State Representative Mary González - @RepMaryGonzalez Julián Castro - @JulianCastro Colonia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonia_(United_States) 2019 El Paso mass shooting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_El_Paso_shooting 1835 Texas Revolution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution Media References The Hurricane - 1999 Film with Denzel Washington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hurricane_(1999_film) Lonesome Dove - 1989 Mini Series with Robert Duvall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonesome_Dove_(miniseries) Salma Hayek https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salma_Hayek