Texas Insider Podcast

Texas Insider Podcast

Texas Insider Podcast

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Jim is publisher & CEO of the online Texas political newsletter TexasInsider.org. He is also the founder & chairman of the Austin Economic Club. From 1985 through 1988, he worked on Capitol Hill for a Texas Congressman, prior to working in President George Bush’s Administration, serving as Director of Congressional Affairs from the Legal Services Corporation 1989 to 1991.
  1. January 01, 1970
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    2/4: Let's Circle Back To Logic, Shall We
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 4, 2021. Jen Psaki circles back, John Kerry says he's too important to not fly a private jet, and today's the day Austin will likely buy another Homeless Suites in Williamson Coun…
  2. February 24, 2021
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    2/24: Is This Recovery Week, or C-Y-A Week?
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 24, 2021. Five non-Texan ERCOT board members are hanging it up ahead of the Lege digging into last week's outage; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants five minutes in the 6pm news tonight…
  3. February 22, 2021
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    2/22: Welcome To The Blame Game
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 22, 2021. Texas' winter weather has left the state, but the blame game is just beginning... who's fault was it? Renewable "green" energy? ERCOT? Power generators across the state?…
  4. February 19, 2021
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    2/19: Is Renewable Energy the Problem or the Solutio…
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 19, 2021. Everyone's pointing fingers about Texas' power problems... is renewable energy the problem or the solution? TPPF's Chuck Devore joins us to talk about all the calamity.…
  5. February 18, 2021
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    2/18: Remembering The Doctor of Democracy
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 18. We honor the Doctor of Democracy himself, Rush Limbaugh, who lost his battle with lung cancer Wednesday at the age of 70. Plus - the latest on the ongoing winter storm and its…
  6. February 18, 2021
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    2/16: The Rotating Outages Aren't Rotating
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 16. Some electric customers across the state are going on more than 24 hours without electricity, in what was originally supposed to be "rotating" outages. We've got the latest fr…
  7. February 18, 2021
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    2/15: Snowpocalypse 2021
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 15. An unprecedented winter storm hits Texas, with electric customers across the Austin area and the state of Texas suffering outages as the state's electric grid went into an eme…
  8. February 18, 2021
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    2/17: The Finger Pointing Has Begun
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 17. The unprecedented winter storm continues, as more than 200,000 Austin Energy customers - and more than 4 million people across Texas - are without power. Now water systems are…
  9. February 18, 2021
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    1/29: The Democratic Socialists of America Take Over…
    Cardle & Woolley, for January 29, 2021. It's a Free Austin Friday - we flash back to Wednesday's City Council meeting with an abundance of support for buying hotels to house the homeless from Austin's chapter o…
  10. February 12, 2021
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    2/12: Fighting Like Hell To Stay Warm
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 12, 2021. It's another icy day in Austin's ongoing arctic blast... and we've got the latest from Washington as the impeachment trial moves on to the defense, as Eric Swalwell take…
  11. February 11, 2021
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    2/11: Don't Mess With Williamson County
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 11, 2021. Williamson County officials want a "collaborative conversation" with Austin over the homeless hotel - and they're trying to make that happen. PLUS: Matt Mackowiak gives…
  12. February 10, 2021
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    2/10: Just How Strong Would You Like Your Mayor?
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 10, 2021. Austin's City Council has the ballot language set for the May 1 ballot with a major shift in the city government, but there's some debate on the dais... PLUS: Central Te…
  13. February 09, 2021
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    2/9: It's Impeachment Day In America, Part Deux
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 9, 2021. The Senate opens the second impeachment trial for President Trump, while the Austin City Council starts to consider how it will adjust ballot language for the May 1 elect…
  14. February 08, 2021
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    2/8: Brady The GOAT, Austin Tackles Charter Amendmen…
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 8. Tom Brady and the Bucs take down the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, but Lynn was conflicted as to who to cheer for... PLUS: Austin City Council tackles charter amendments on this we…
  15. February 05, 2021
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    2/5: Congrats, Austin, You've Got A Fourth Homeless…
    Cardle & Woolley, for February 5. Austin taxpayers are the proud new owner of a fourth homeless hotel; Rand Paul goes round and round with Miguel Cardona on boys playing girls sports; and JoeBi gives his first…
  16. February 05, 2021
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    1/12: America United? Somebody Tell The Democrats
    Cardle & Woolley, for January 12. The theme for Joe Biden's inaugural address - "America United" - is unveiled, while the rest of the party is taking no prisoners on their way to power; Bama takes home another…
  17. February 05, 2021
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    1/11: We Want An Impeachment And We Want It Now
    Cardle & Woolley, for January 11, 2021. Nancy and Chucky want an impeachment and they want it now, even if President Trump only has 9 days left in office; Parler goes down thanks to Big Tech; and surging COVID-…
  18. February 05, 2021
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    1/8: Oh, Now We Criticize The Riots?
    Cardle & Woolley, for January 8. More on the continuing fallout from Washington as President Trump acknowledges a transition is coming, while the Dems are preparing a second impeachment - along with a look back…
  19. February 05, 2021
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