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Media Mention February 13, 2018

Target Austin: Two Minutes To Midnight

LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman on how to survive a nuclear attack in Austin.

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Media Mention February 6, 2018

Julián Castro says he has "every interest" in running for president in 2020

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and a major fixture in Texas Democratic politics, said this week he has "every interest" in running for president in 2020.

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Media Mention February 5, 2018

Suicide attempts have more than doubled in Texas prisons

The attempted suicide rate recorded inside the Texas prison system has doubled in four years, a trend that some experts call "concerning" and others see as a positive sign the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is getting more serious about tracking mental health issues.

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Media Mention February 5, 2018

Women lead second wave of giving sparked by Impact Austin experiences

During the past decade or so, giving groups have blossomed all over Austin. Moderately comfortable individuals and families pool their resources, invite nonprofits to apply for grants, then they vet those charities and vote on grant winners.

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Media Mention February 4, 2018

Court sides with Texas prisoner in suit alleging 'deliberate indifference' led to heart attack

A federal appeals court this week sided with an inmate representing himself in a lawsuit alleging Texas prison staff failed to treat him when he had a stroke, then continued showing "deliberate indifference" that he says contributed to a heart attack two weeks later. "It's unusual, but this is a

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Media Mention January 31, 2018

French ambassador to the US celebrates UT-France endowment

With a visit from the French ambassador and the creation of an endowment, UT commemorated its ties to France while ensuring future international academic collaboration.

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Media Mention January 30, 2018

Stefan Zweig’s Testimony on the Fascist Take-Over of Vienna, Black Lives Matter Today & The Nature of the Presidency

Historian Jeremi Suri joins KPFA for a conversation about the changing nature of the presidency through our time. He is the author of the book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.

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Media Mention January 22, 2018

In bid to boost safety, juvenile justice agency reviewing violent youth for possible transfer

Staff at the scandal-plagued Texas Juvenile Justice Department have been asked to review a few dozen violent inmates for possible transfer to adult prisons, a move that has sparked concern among activists and advocates. "I don't want to downplay if there are serious incidents of violence where

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Media Mention January 17, 2018

Trump invokes Barbara Jordan in immigration debate, angering Democrats

Trump said his “America First” immigration agenda was furthering “the spirit of Jordan’s vision.” Scholars such as LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem say Trump was taking Jordan’s words out of context.

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Media Mention January 15, 2018

How Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination changed America 50 years ago and still affects us today

The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 4, 1968, continues to reverberate throughout the nation in large and small ways almost 50 years later, says LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph.

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