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Media Mention August 9, 2020

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what's credited with protecting it.

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with Waco's KXXV about the protocols and policies enforced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Roach Unit, a state-run prison that is the only one in Texas that has reported no coronavirus cases.

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Media Mention August 7, 2020

What it takes to build a nonpartisan pipeline for women candidates

"In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women's Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It's not that simple." LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20) talks with The 19th about the program's mission.

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Luci Baines Johnson talks with a group of Presidential Leadership Scholars
Media Mention August 7, 2020

A look at Susan Rice, Benghazi, and unmasking

LBJ's Alan Kuperman shares his impression of former UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who was under consideration as a possible running mate for Joe Biden. 

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Media Mention August 6, 2020

Texas regulators want oil companies 'flaring' less gas

Oil wells in Texas produce a lot of excess natural gas, and the Texas Railroad Commission, the group that regulates oil and gas in that state, said Tuesday it's implementing changes in the hopes of reducing the amount that gets burned off in a process called flaring. LBJ's Varun Rai talks about methods of data collection to monitor the practice of flaring natural gas.

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

COVID-19 is pummeling crowded Texas jails, including in Bexar County

As COVID-19 rages and populations rise, jails are struggling to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. And when they do occur, facilities have trouble keeping sick inmates separate from others in the general population. Local jails across Texas are filling up with inmates ready to be sent to state prisons. At the Bexar County Jail, nearly 400 inmates set to be transferred to the state system have yet to be picked up. LBJ's Michele Deitch joins a panel of experts to weigh in. 

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

Biden eyes historic opportunity as Trump’s star wanes in Texas

"Texas is the political holy grail in the U.S. With 38 electoral college votes — second only to solidly Democratic California — the stakes are huge, with victory erasing the need to win most of the more traditional swing states." LBJ's Sherri Greenberg talks about how former Joe Biden and Donald Trump are facing off in Texas in 2020. 

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

Trump's TikTok drama is a distraction

WIRED talks to several experts on China about President Trump's statement that he is "banning" TikTok from the United States.

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Media Mention August 4, 2020

This is the hardliner China chose to oversee Hong Kong security

LBJ's Sheena Greitens offes thoughts on Zheng Yanxiong, Hong Kong's new new security chief

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Media Mention August 3, 2020

What Bill Clinton got 'exactly wrong' about Stokely Carmichael's role in the Black freedom struggle

"Former president Bill Clinton's disparaging remarks about Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Ture), made while eulogizing civil rights hero John Lewis last week, exhibited not only poor taste but a tragic misunderstanding of Black history," writes LBJ's

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Media Mention August 1, 2020

Book review: 'Sword and the Shield' explores 2 civil rights icons

In his review of The Sword and the Shield, the latest book by LBJ's Peniel Joseph, Michael L. Ramsey writes: "There is a lesson for us all in the writing of Peniel Joseph's The Sword and the Shield. Half a century after the untimely deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph has provided an in-depth look at two dynamic leaders who challenged Americans to live up to our professed belief in equality for all."

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