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Tuesday, September 1
 

8:00am CDT

BYO-Breakfast: How to get the most out of your Festival experience
With a month's worth of programming ahead of us, who better to break things down than Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith? He'll be joined by political reporters Alex Samuels and Patrick Svitek to talk program highlights and elections storylines we're watching and answer your Festival questions.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by DoorDash.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Samuels

Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Samuels began as a political reporter for the Tribune in 2019 after working as a community reporter for the organization. She first joined the Tribune as a newsletters fellow in 2016 and later worked as a reporting fellow during the 85th Texas legislative session. Previously, Samuels... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Svitek covers politics for the Tribune and previously served as editor of The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. He is the Tribune's primary correspondent on the campaign trail, covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. Prior to joining... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Margaret Sullivan
The Washington Post media columnist on her new book about the death of local news — and the consequences for democracy.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Aug. 25 and aired on Sept. 1.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Purchase Margaret Sullivan’s latest book "Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Legendary Journalist and Founder of News & Guts
Rather is the founder & CEO of News and Guts, a production company dedicated to insightful coverage and conversation. Previously, he served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, where his reporting helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution and shaped countless specials... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan

Media Columnist for The Washington Post
Sullivan is the media columnist for The Washington Post. Previously, she served as public editor for The New York Times and chief editor of The Buffalo News. Sullivan was also a member of the Pulitzer Prize board and served as director of the American Society of Newspaper Editors... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of the "CityTalk" Podcast: Placemaking as Activism
How city streets shape community conversations.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to listen here or share with your friends and colleagues to listen on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session was recorded on Aug. 25 and aired on Sept. 1.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented in partnership with the LBJ Urban Lab and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Moderator
avatar for Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff

Senior Editor of CityMetric-The New Statesman
Arieff covers architecture, design and sustainability as a senior editor of CityMetric and New Statesman. Previously, she served as the editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. She has been a contributing columnist to The New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tamika Butler

Tamika Butler

Founder and Principal at Tamika L. Butler Consulting, LLC
Butler previously served as director of equity and inclusion for Toole Design, where she worked to integrate equity into all projects, work and internal efforts. She also served as executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that addresses... Read More →
avatar for Chas Moore

Chas Moore

Founder & Executive Director of the Austin Justice Coalition
Moore is the founder of the Austin Justice Coalition, a nonprofit organization aimed at demanding criminal justice reform and building community at the local, state and national levels. Moore champions efforts that meet community needs like back-to-school drives, fundraisers for those... Read More →
avatar for Taneshia Nash Laird

Taneshia Nash Laird

President and CEO of Newark Symphony Hall
Laird is the president and CEO of Newark Symphony Hall, a historic performing arts center in Newark, New Jersey. Previously, she served as executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton. Laird also served as director of economic development and acting director of housing production... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

Follow the Leaders
Six big-city mayors, three once-in-a-century crises, one unanswered question: How do we come back from this?

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by PepsiCo and Neste, and supported by Lyft and Capital Metro. Media support is provided by The Dallas Morning News.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Adler

Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin
Adler has served as mayor of Austin since 2015. He has represented Austin in the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He is also a board member of the National Council of Democratic Mayors. Previously, Adler served as chief of staff to... Read More →
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Mayor of Dallas
Johnson was elected mayor of Dallas in 2019 after serving from 2010 to 2019 in the Texas House, where he was chair of the Dallas-area legislative delegation. Johnson has practiced law in Dallas for the past 15 years and has served on the boards of several organizations, including... Read More →
avatar for Ron Nirenberg

Ron Nirenberg

Mayor of San Antonio
Nirenberg was first elected mayor of San Antonio in 2017. He also serves as chair of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit organization that connects cities across the globe. Previously, Nirenberg served two terms on the San Antonio City Council, founded two small-businesses, managed... Read More →
avatar for Betsy Price

Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth
Price was first elected to lead the city of Fort Worth in 2011. As mayor, she has spearheaded the citywide health initiative FitWorth and has helped launch Fort Worth’s Education Initiative to promote early childhood education. Before being elected mayor, Price served as Tarrant... Read More →
avatar for Sylvester Turner

Sylvester Turner

Mayor of Houston
Turner was elected Houston’s mayor in 2015. Previously, he served in the Texas House, representing parts of Houston, for more than 20 years. In the Legislature, Turner served three terms as speaker pro tem. He also served on the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee and... Read More →
avatar for Dee Margo

Dee Margo

Mayor of El Paso
Margo has served as mayor of El Paso since 2017. Previously, he represented District 78 in the Texas House and served as chairman of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Margo also helped found the Regional Economic Development Corporation and served as president of the El Paso... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Recording of the "With Friends Like These" Podcast
Two former Republicans who co-founded The Lincoln Project — Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson — talk to Ana Marie Cox about their efforts to defeat Donald Trump in November.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Purchase Rick Wilson’s latest book "Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump — And Democrats from Themselves” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox

Host of Crooked Media's "With Friends Like These" Podcast
Cox is a political columnist, cultural critic and podcast host. Previously, she conducted the “Talk” interviews featured in The New York Times Magazine. In 2004, she founded the political blog Wonkette and has contributed to a variety of outlets, including Time magazine, GQ and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt

Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project and National Political Strategist
Schmidt is a veteran political strategist and the co-founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee formed in late 2019 to campaign against the reelection of President Donald Trump. Schmidt served as a top strategist for former President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election... Read More →
avatar for Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project and Republican Media Strategist
Wilson is the co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a Republican political strategist. He is the editor-at-large of The Daily Beast and author of “Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump — and Democrats from Themselves,” published in 2020. Wilson served... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

Opening Night Keynote: One-on-One with Susan Rice
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former National Security Advisor on diplomacy and security, race and justice, the last four years, the stakes in this election, and the next four years — if she has her druthers.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.


Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Rice

Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama
Rice served as national security advisor to former President Barack Obama and as U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2017. Previously, she served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, special assistant to the president and senior director... Read More →



Tuesday September 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Wednesday, September 2
 

8:00am CDT

The Red Team
Leading Republicans running for Congress on the issues of the moment, pandemic politics and what the next two years might look like.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.
 

Moderator
avatar for Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Svitek covers politics for the Tribune and previously served as editor of The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. He is the Tribune's primary correspondent on the campaign trail, covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. Prior to joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Van Duyne

Beth Van Duyne

Republican Candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District
Van Duyne is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 24th Congressional District. Previously, she served as mayor of Irving from 2011 to 2017. Van Duyne was appointed to serve as the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development... Read More →
avatar for Wesley Hunt

Wesley Hunt

Republican Candidate for Texas' 7th Congressional District
Hunt is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 7th Congressional District. Previously, he spent eight years in the Army as an aviation branch officer and an Apache Longbow helicopter pilot. He served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Hunt also served as a liaison officer... Read More →
avatar for Ronny Jackson

Ronny Jackson

Republican Candidate for Texas' 13th Congressional District
Jackson is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 13th Congressional District. He is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who served as White House physician in the George W. Bush administration and as the appointed chief medical adviser to President Donald Trump... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Collins

Genevieve Collins

Republican Candidate for Texas' 32nd Congressional District
Collins is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 32nd Congressional District. She is the senior vice president and head of corporate strategy at Istation, an e-learning program used by students and educators, where she served as executive director from 2009 to... Read More →



Wednesday September 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Vanita Gupta
The top civil rights lawyer and advocate on making the justice system anti-racist, the fight over federal policing and the anti-democratic assault on voting and the census.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Aug. 26 and aired on Sept. 2.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Correction: This video misstated the way George Floyd was killed and the circumstances of a Department of Justice investigation. Floyd died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck past the point when he lost consciousness, not in a shooting. This video also stated that the Justice Department is investigating the shooting. The Justice Department is investigating whether there were any civil rights abuses related to his in-custody death.

Moderator
avatar for Katie Benner

Katie Benner

Justice Department Reporter at the New York Times
Benner covers the Justice Department for The New York Times and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 in public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg as a tech columnist and in The New York Times' San Francisco... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Gupta has been with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights since 2017. Previously, she served as acting assistant attorney general and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, a position she was appointed to by former President Barack Obama. Gupta... Read More →



Wednesday September 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Digital Divide Abides
The pandemic has taught us — yet again — about the importance of broadband access.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Comcast and Educate Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Editorial Director for TexasMonthly.com
Williams joined TexasMonthly.com as editorial director in March. Previously, she was an assignment editor and producer for the digital content of CNN’s affiliate service. Williams also worked at The Washington Post as a web producer, digital editor and assignment editor.

Speakers
avatar for Jordana Barton

Jordana Barton

Senior Adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Barton is a senior adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she focuses on the Community Reinvestment Act, the digital economy, affordable housing and small business development. She also serves on the steering committee for the Digital Inclusion... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris

State Program Director for Connected Nation
Harris is the state program director for Connected Nation, a nonprofit that works to ensure all Texans have widespread broadband access, and serves on the Governor’s Broadband Development Council. Previously, she worked on legislation, public policy and communications for multiple... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Martinez

Ricky Martinez

Director of External Relations for Taylor Telecom
Martinez is the external relations specialist for Taylor Telecom, a broadband provider covering 14 cities and nine counties. He has 11 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in media, multimedia and education. Martinez works with state and federal legislative... Read More →
avatar for Larry Irving

Larry Irving

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Irving served on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where he helped establish some of the earliest domestic and international internet policies. Previously, he served as vice president of Global Government Affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company and was... Read More →



Wednesday September 2, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Criminal Justice Reform in the Time of COVID
Two committee chairs, two DAs-in-waiting and two advocates on making the system better by making it fairer.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Lyft.

Moderator
avatar for Jolie McCullough

Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
McCullough reports on Texas criminal justice issues and policy for the Tribune, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting on Texas police shootings in 2017. Previously, she worked on the Tribune's data visuals team and spent four years as a reporter and web... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Levin

Marc Levin

Chief of Policy & Innovation at Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Levin founded the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s criminal justice program in 2005. In 2010, he developed the foundation’s Right on Crime initiative, a project in partnership with Prison Fellowship and the American Conservative Union Foundation that promotes conservative criminal... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Austin-Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery

Executive Director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch
Austin-Hillery is the executive director of U.S. programs at Human Rights Watch, an organization that investigates and reports on human rights issues across the world. In 2008, she opened the Washington, D.C., office of The Brennan Center. She served as the office’s first director... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Collier

Nicole Collier

State Representative
Collier, D-Fort Worth, has represented House District 95 since 2013. She serves as chair of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and as vice chair of the General Investigating Committee. She also sits on the Business and Industry Committee. Additionally, Collier works as a trial... Read More →
avatar for James White

James White

State Representative
White, R-Hillister, has represented House District 19 since 2010. He serves as chair of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, Redistricting, and Driver's License Issuance and Renewal committees. Previously, White served as a government... Read More →
avatar for José Garza

José Garza

Democratic Candidate for Travis County District Attorney
Garza is running for election for Travis County District Attorney in Texas after defeating the incumbent DA in the primary election run-off. Previously, he worked at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, where he won the office’s first acquittal at jury trial. Garza also served as deputy... Read More →
avatar for Mimi Rocah

Mimi Rocah

Democratic Candidate for District Attorney in Westchester County, New York, and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York
Rocah is the Democratic nominee for Westchester County district attorney. She is a distinguished criminal justice fellow at Pace University Law School and previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2001 to 2017, where she was chief of... Read More →



Wednesday September 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Thursday, September 3
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Joe Straus
The former speaker of the Texas House on how the Legislature can work more effectively, how to refresh the Republican brand and the issues that should be at the top of the agenda next session.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by IBC Bank and Pastors for Texas Children.

Moderator
avatar for Kirk Watson

Kirk Watson

Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston
Watson was selected to be the founding Dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs and began his position in May. Previously, he represented the Austin area in the Texas Senate for 13 years and served as chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Watson also served... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Straus

Joe Straus

Former Speaker of the Texas House
Straus served as speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from 2009 to 2019, making him the longest-serving Republican Speaker in state history. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas House, representing District 121. Straus is the chair of the Texas Forever Forward political... Read More →



Thursday September 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Sal Khan
The pioneering online educator and founder of Khan Academy on best practices for teaching remotely, the case for self-paced learning and how to provide a world-class education for free.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Oncor. Media support is provided by The Dallas Morning News.

Moderator
avatar for Eva-Marie Ayala

Eva-Marie Ayala

Education Lab Editor for The Dallas Morning News
Ayala is the education lab editor for The Dallas Morning News, where she has worked since 2012. Previously, she served as an education reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Ayala won a First Amendment Award in 2017 from the Society of Professional Journalists for her story on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sal Khan

Sal Khan

Founder & CEO of Khan Academy
Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization and online education platform. The Academy has produced over 6,500 free, web-based academic lessons for millions of students across the globe. Khan has been profiled by "60 Minutes" and was the only nonprofit leader... Read More →



Thursday September 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of NBC News' “Into America” Podcast
MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee talks with legendary Houston rapper Bun B in this episode of the "Into America" podcast about his community activism, this year’s March on Washington and how he’s approaching his art in this time.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 1 and aired on Sept. 3.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC.

Moderator
avatar for Trymaine Lee

Trymaine Lee

MSNBC Correspondent and Host of the “Into America” Podcast
Lee is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning correspondent for MSNBC. He hosts the “Into America” podcast, where he covers social justice issues and the role of race, violence, politics and law enforcement in America. Lee launched The Race Report, a special MSNBC series that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bun B

Bun B

Houston Rapper and Activist
Bernard James Freeman, known professionally as Bun B, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and actor based in Houston. He is best known for being part of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), a group he formed in 1987 alongside Pimp C. Bun B has been a guest lecturer at Rice... Read More →



Thursday September 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00pm CDT

Franklin Barbecue Feast
Join us for our signature Festival feast, featuring world-class fare, cold beer from Franklin Barbecue and a conversation with Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour.”

This event required an additional ticket to attend. This session was only available to watch live, and is not available on demand.

This session is supported by The Beer Alliance of Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche Alcindor

White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour
Alcindor is an award-winning journalist and White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, where she focuses on the intersection of race and politics. She is also a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC and has appeared on a number of shows including Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports... Read More →



Thursday September 3, 2020 8:00pm - 8:45pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Friday, September 4
 

8:00am CDT

The Blue Team
Leading Democrats running for Congress on the issues of the moment, pandemic politics and what the next two years might look like.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the lead reporter in Washington, D.C., and won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting for her work. She has covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 23rd Congressional District
Jones is a Democratic candidate in the 2020 race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, currently held by retiring U.S. Rep. Will Hurd. Jones also ran for the seat in 2018. Previously, she was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force and served in Iraq. Jones also served as... Read More →
avatar for Sri Kulkarni

Sri Kulkarni

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 22nd Congressional District
Kulkarni is a Democratic candidate for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District in the south-central portion of the Greater Houston metropolitan area. Previously, he was commissioned as a U.S. Foreign Service officer, serving overseas in places including Iraq, Israel, Russia, Taiwan and... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 21st Congressional District
Davis is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 21st Congressional District. Previously, she served in the Texas Senate for six years, representing parts of Fort Worth, and on the Fort Worth City Council. She founded Deeds Not Words, an online engagement initiative... Read More →
avatar for Candace Valenzuela

Candace Valenzuela

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District
Valenzuela is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas' 24th Congressional District. Previously, she was a member of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school board as an at-large representative from 2017 to 2019.



Friday September 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Alicia Garza
The co-founder of Black Futures Lab on building a movement, what representation looks like and how our communities and country can be anti-racist.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 3 and aired on Sept. 4.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by bigBANG! 2020.

Purchase Alicia Garza’s latest book "The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Josie Duffy Rice

Josie Duffy Rice

President of The Appeal and Host of the “Justice in America” Podcast
Rice heads The Appeal, a news organization covering criminal justice in America. She also co-hosts the podcast “Justice in America” and is a senior strategist at The Justice Collaborative. Previously, she covered criminal justice issues at the Daily Kos, and she is a co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza

Co-Founder of Black Futures Lab
Garza is the co-founder of Black Futures Lab, Black Lives Matter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international project to end state violence against Black people. She is also the co-founder of Supermajority, an organization for women’s activism. Garza serves as the... Read More →



Friday September 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

Judging the Judges
How the leaders of the state's biggest counties are navigating the pandemic.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 3 and aired on Sept. 4.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs and Lyft. Media support is provided by WFAA.

Moderator
avatar for Juan Pablo Garnham

Juan Pablo Garnham

Urban Affairs Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Garnham covers urban affairs for the Tribune, focusing on the main challenges of the state’s largest metro areas, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and Dallas-Fort Worth, where he is based. His coverage also includes evictions, local policies and public transit. Previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lina Hidalgo

Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge
Hidalgo was elected to the Harris County Commissioners Court in 2018 and is the first woman to be elected Harris County judge. As judge, she is the head of Harris County's governing body and leads the county’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Hidalgo previously... Read More →
avatar for Clay Jenkins

Clay Jenkins

Dallas County Judge
Jenkins has served as Dallas County judge since 2011. He was the first leader in Texas to put restrictions in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, such as limiting crowd size and issuing a shelter-in-place order. Jenkins is chair of the Enroll North Texas Coalition, where... Read More →



Friday September 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Chasten Buttigieg
The school teacher and former first gentleman of South Bend, Indiana, on his coming-out memoir, meeting and marrying Pete, and a groundbreaking presidential campaign.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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Moderator
avatar for Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Contributing Opinion Writer at the New York Times and Editor-at-Large at Recode
Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, where she  produces and hosts the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She is the host for MSNBC's Revolution, a conversation series on the impact of technology on work... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chasten Buttigieg

Chasten Buttigieg

Author and Teacher
Buttigieg is an author and teacher based in South Bend, Indiana and most recently the author of “I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir,” published in 2020. Buttigieg is the husband of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in... Read More →



Friday September 4, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Saturday, September 5
 

8:00am CDT

Recording of the "CityTalk" Podcast: The Socially Distant Community
At a time when we're all six feet apart, how do we think about public space?

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is presented in partnership with the LBJ Urban Lab and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Moderator
avatar for Bill Fulton

Bill Fulton

Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University
Fulton oversees Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Previously, he served as mayor of Ventura, California, and was the director of planning & economic development for the city of San Diego. Fulton currently serves as board chair for Metro Lab Network, a national... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan

CEO of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
Mullan has led the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, a nonprofit that works to create and maintain urban parks around Austin’s Waller Creek, since 2015. Previously, he served as executive vice president of the Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit that maintains the High Line public... Read More →
avatar for Beth White

Beth White

President & CEO of the Houston Parks Board
White is the president and CEO of the Houston Parks Board, a nonprofit leading Houston's Bayou Greenways project, which is building 150 miles of trails along the city's nine major bayous and creeks. Previously, she served as director of the Chicago region for the Trust for Public... Read More →
avatar for Mitchell Silver

Mitchell Silver

New York City Parks Commissioner
Silver has served as the New York City parks commissioner since 2014. Previously, he served as the chief planning and development officer for Raleigh, North Carolina, and policy and planning director for New York City’s department of planning. Silver has been recognized as one of... Read More →



Saturday September 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

Screening of “Boys State” with Alamo On Demand
Boys State is a political coming-of-age story that examines the health of American democracy through an unusual experiment: A thousand 17-year-old boys from across Texas gather together to build a representative government from the ground up. This film is directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

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This screening is presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Garza

Steven Garza

Star of "Boys State"
Garza is a University of Texas at Austin student and the star of the political coming-of-age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
avatar for Jesse Moss

Jesse Moss

Actor and filmmaker
Moss is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the co-director of the political coming of age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Moss also wrote, directed and produced “The Overnighters... Read More →
avatar for Amanda McBaine

Amanda McBaine

Film producer
McBaine is the co-director and producer of the political coming of age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She also produced “The Overnighters,” a 2014 documentary film short listed for best... Read More →



Saturday September 5, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

8:30pm CDT

A Conversation with the Filmmakers and Star of “Boys State” with Alamo On Demand
Boys State is a political coming-of-age story that examines the health of American democracy through an unusual experiment: A thousand 17-year-old boys from across Texas gather together to build a representative government from the ground up. This film is directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening is presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Garza

Steven Garza

Star of "Boys State"
Garza is a University of Texas at Austin student and the star of the political coming-of-age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
avatar for Amanda McBaine

Amanda McBaine

Film producer
McBaine is the co-director and producer of the political coming of age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She also produced “The Overnighters,” a 2014 documentary film short listed for best... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Moss

Jesse Moss

Actor and filmmaker
Moss is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the co-director of the political coming of age story “Boys State,” which won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Moss also wrote, directed and produced “The Overnighters... Read More →



Saturday September 5, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Sunday, September 6
 

8:30am CDT

[Partner Program] KXAN’s State of Texas
Launched in 2011, “State of Texas” is a weekly program focused on Texas politics. Produced at KXAN in Austin and seen in 14 markets, the program airs Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Central. It has been honored with the national Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism three times —  in 2015 for coverage of the women’s health debate, in 2017 for an exposé on border security funding and in 2019 for an investigation into financial questions surrounding Texas oil and gas regulators. The show has also earned seven consecutive Emmys as the Best Political Program in Texas.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 6.

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This session is presented and produced by KXAN, a media partner of The Texas Tribune Festival. 


Sunday September 6, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

The Roundtable
Tribune CEO Evan Smith sits down with reporters and pundits to discuss the top stories of the week and to look ahead to the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by CapMetro and Texas Realtors.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Alexi McCammond

Alexi McCammond

Political Reporter at Axios
McCammond covers politics and the presidential election for Axios. Previously, she reported for Bustle, where she covered topics including the Democratic National Committee, the presidential debates and President Donald Trump’s inauguration. McCammond has also reported for the Sarasota... Read More →
avatar for David Weigel

David Weigel

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post
Weigel is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he covers Congress and grassroots political movements. He previously helped launch Bloomberg Politics and worked as a reporter for Slate, where he authored the political blog Weigel and hosted an interview... Read More →
avatar for Katie Glueck

Katie Glueck

Political Reporter at The New York Times
Glueck is a national politics reporter at The New York Times, where she covers 2020 presidential campaigns. Previously, she covered politics for McClatchy’s Washington bureau and for POLITICO. Her work has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian... Read More →



Sunday September 6, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Monday, September 7
 

8:00am CDT

The House Agenda
Four members of the Texas House on what will surely be the most challenging session in years.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and supported by Texas Exes, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Pastors for Texas Children and Reissa Foundation. Media support is provided by KXAN.

Moderator
avatar for Alex Samuels

Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Samuels began as a political reporter for the Tribune in 2019 after working as a community reporter for the organization. She first joined the Tribune as a newsletters fellow in 2016 and later worked as a reporting fellow during the 85th Texas legislative session. Previously, Samuels... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

State Representative
Davis, R-West University Place, has represented House District 134 since 2011. She serves on the House Appropriations and Insurance committees. She also serves as vice chair of the Legislature's Harris County Delegation and secretary of the Women's Health Caucus. Davis is a partner... Read More →
avatar for Donna Howard

Donna Howard

State Representative
Howard, D-Austin, has represented House District 48 since 2007. She serves as vice chair of the House Administration Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Higher Education committees. Howard is a former president of the Texas Nurses Association and previously worked as a critical... Read More →
avatar for Joe Moody

Joe Moody

State Representative
Moody, D-El Paso, has represented House District 78 since 2009. He currently serves as speaker pro tempore of the Texas House and as vice chair of the House Calendars Committee. He also sits on the Business and Industry, Criminal Jurisprudence and Redistricting committees. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Four Price

Four Price

State Representative
Price, R-Amarillo, has represented House District 87 since 2011. He serves as chair of the House Calendars Committee, which is responsible for determining which items of proposed legislation are scheduled for debate in the Texas House Chamber, and sits on the Natural Resources, Public... Read More →



Monday September 7, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Next Texas Railroad Commissioner Will Be...
The Republican and Democratic candidates vying for an open seat on the current Railroad Commission talk oil prices, domestic production, global energy fights and other issues at play in the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Neste and supported by the Environmental Defense Fund and Energy Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Mitchell Ferman

Mitchell Ferman

Energy and Economy Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Ferman joined the Tribune in March 2020 and reports on energy and the economy for the Tribune from Houston. Previously, he was a reporter for The Monitor in McAllen, where he covered cross-border trade, politics and the city of McAllen. Ferman also freelanced for The New York Times... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chrysta Castañeda

Chrysta Castañeda

Democratic Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Castañeda is running for election as a Democrat to the Texas Railroad Commission in November. She is an engineer, oil and gas litigation attorney and founding partner of The Castañeda Firm, an energy litigation firm in Dallas. Castañeda is also the author of “The Last Trial of... Read More →
avatar for Jim Wright

Jim Wright

Republican Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission
Wright is running for election to the Texas Railroad Commission. He is a business owner in oil field services and waste management. Previously, Wright served as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, the Court Appointed Special Advocate board of the Coastal Bend and... Read More →



Monday September 7, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Heads of the Class
Two former U.S. Secretaries of Education discuss how federal education policy affects Texas, the link between accountability and attainment, and what it takes to return students to class and campus in the middle of a public health emergency.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Texas A&M University, IBC Bank and Trellis Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Erica Green

Erica Green

Washington Correspondent for The New York Times
Green has been a correspondent for The New York Times since 2017, covering the U.S. Department of Education and federal education policy. Previously, she covered education for The Baltimore Sun, where she produced award-winning coverage on school funding, special education, school... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Duncan served as U.S. secretary of education from 2009 to 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Previously, he served as CEO of Chicago public schools and ran the Ariel Education Initiative, a nonprofit that works to create educational opportunities in economically disadvantaged... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Spellings is the president and CEO of Texas 2036, a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future. Previously, she served as U.S. secretary of education under former President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009... Read More →



Monday September 7, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Tuesday, September 8
 

8:00am CDT

The Senate Agenda
Four members of the Texas Senate on what will surely be the most challenging session in years.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and supported by Austin Community College and Reissa Foundation. Media support is provided by KXAN.

Moderator
avatar for Alex Samuels

Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Samuels began as a political reporter for the Tribune in 2019 after working as a community reporter for the organization. She first joined the Tribune as a newsletters fellow in 2016 and later worked as a reporting fellow during the 85th Texas legislative session. Previously, Samuels... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Alvarado

Carol Alvarado

State Senator
Alvarado, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 6 since a 2018 special election. She sits on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Nominations, Transportation, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. Previously, Alvarado served more than 10 years representing House District... Read More →
avatar for Donna Campbell

Donna Campbell

State Senator
Campbell, R-New Braunfels, has represented Senate District 25 since 2013. She serves as chair of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security committees and sits on the Business and Commerce, Education, Finance, Health and Human Services, and Intergovernmental Relations committees... Read More →
avatar for Kel Seliger

Kel Seliger

State Senator
Seliger, R-Amarillo, has represented Senate District 31 since 2005. He sits on the Senate Health and Human Services, Nominations, and Veteran Affairs and Border Security committees. Previously, Seliger served four terms as mayor of Amarillo and was a member of the Amarillo City Commission... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Eckhardt

Sarah Eckhardt

State Senator
Eckhardt, D-Austin, began representing Senate District 14 in August 2020 following a special election to replace retiring Sen. Kirk Watson. Previously, Eckhardt served as Travis County’s first female county judge and presided over the county’s commissioners court. Eckhardt also... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:00am - 8:15am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of KERA's "Think"
The former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks to Krys Boyd about the once-in-a-century public health emergency.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented in partnership by KERA and supported by Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and the Hackett Center.

Moderator
avatar for Krys Boyd

Krys Boyd

Host of KERA's “Think”
Boyd has been the host of KERA’s talk show “Think” since 2006. She was named “Best Broadcaster for Radio in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2010 and won the PRNDI award for best call-in program in 2012. Previously, Boyd worked for Broadcast.com and Yahoo and served as producer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Frieden

Tom Frieden

Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Frieden served as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2009 to 2017. Previously, he was the commissioner of the New York City Health Department, where he gained attention for banning smoking in the city's restaurants. Frieden currently serves as... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of the “Talking Feds” Podcast
A leading attorney and two members of Congress talk to Harry Litman about election protections from the ground up.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to listen here or share with your friends and colleagues to listen on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session was recorded on Sept. 4 and aired on Sept. 8.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.


Moderator
avatar for Harry Litman

Harry Litman

Former U.S Attorney and Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General and Host of the "Talking Feds" Podcast
Litman is a former U.S attorney and deputy assistant U.S. attorney general at the Department of Justice. He is the creator and host of “Talking Feds,” a podcast that features former federal officials discussing the most pressing legal issues of the day. Litman is also a professor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator
Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and ran as a Democratic candidate for president in 2020. She serves on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Commerce, Science & Transportation, Rules & Administration, and Judiciary committees as well as... Read More →
avatar for Marc Elias

Marc Elias

Attorney and Chair of the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie
Elias is a partner at Perkins Coie, where he is also chair of the political law practice. Previously, he acted as general counsel to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and to John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.
avatar for Katie Porter

Katie Porter

U.S. Representative
Porter, D-Calif., has represented California's 45th Congressional District since 2019. She is a member of the House Financial Services committee and the Oversight and Reform committee. Previously, Porter served as a law professor at the University of California, Irvine and served... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
VIRTUAL
  On Demand

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Art Acevedo
The Houston police chief on race, reform and the reverberations of George Floyd's death in the city where he was raised.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 4 and aired on Sept. 8.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Moderator
avatar for Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

Staff Writer at Slate
Anderson is a staff writer for Slate and co-host of the Hang Up and Listen podcast. He was also host of the third season of the Slow Burn podcast, which covered the tenuous relationship between rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Prior to joining Slate, Anderson was a reporter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Art Acevedo

Art Acevedo

Chief of the Houston Police Department
Acevedo has served as the chief of police for the Houston Police Department since 2016. He leads a department of 5,300 sworn law enforcement officers and 892 civilian support personnel in the fourth largest city in the U.S. Previously, Acevedo was named chief of the California Highway... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Wednesday, September 9
 

8:00am CDT

Immigration Nation
Talking law and policy with two authors of new books about a persistent hot button issue in the Trump Administration.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 7 and aired on Sept. 9.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Pescador Public Strategies.

Purchase Cristina Rodríguez’s "The President and Immigration Law” and Jean Guerrero’s “Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Julián Aguilar

Julián Aguilar

Immigration & Border Security Reporter at The Texas Tribune
Aguilar reports on politics, immigration and border security issues for the Tribune from the Texas-Mexico border. His political coverage includes immigration reform and enforcement, international trade, border security and the drug trade. In 2019, Aguilar’s reporting on “Families... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Rodríguez

Cristina Rodríguez

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Rodríguez joined Yale Law School in 2013 after serving as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She was on the faculty at the New York University School of Law from 2004 to 2012 and has been visiting professor at Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Jean Guerrero

Jean Guerrero

Investigative Reporter at KPBS San Diego
Guerrero is an investigative reporter at KPBS, San Diego’s public television station. Her reporting on family separations at the border, the border wall, deportations and the migrant caravan has been recognized by organizations including the San Diego Press Club and the Society... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of the "CityTalk" Podcast: The Death and Life of Cities
Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin on post-pandemic urbanism.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented in partnership with the LBJ Urban Lab and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Moderator
avatar for Steven Pedigo

Steven Pedigo

Director of the LBJ Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Pedigo serves as the director of the LBJ Urban Lab, a do-tank informing urban policy and strategy and training the next generation of policy leaders and city builders. He has advised and collaborated with more than 50 cities, universities, developers, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Florida

Richard Florida

Co-Founder & Senior Editor at The Atlantic City Lab and University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management
Florida is a researcher, professor and co-founder of The Atlantic’s CityLab, a news publication focused on cities and urbanism. He is also a professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management. He is a distinguished fellow at NYU’s Schack... Read More →
avatar for Joel Kotkin

Joel Kotkin

Executive Director of the Urban Reform Institute
Kotkin is the presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and the executive director of the Urban Reform Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes approaches for cities to drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens. He is also a senior fellow for Heartland... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Public Education in the Time of COVID
The state's education commissioner, two superintendents and two teachers on when and how we reopen schools — and what happens when we do.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and supported by Educate Texas, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute - The Hackett Center and Lone Star College. Media support is provided by Chalkbeat.

Moderator
avatar for Aliyya Swaby

Aliyya Swaby

Public Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Swaby has covered public education for the Tribune since 2016. She was a Livingston Award finalist in 2019 for a series on school desegregation and won the Texas State Teachers Association School Bell award in 2018. Previously, Swaby worked for the hyperlocal nonprofit New Haven Independent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for LaTonya M. Goffney

LaTonya M. Goffney

Superintendent of the Aldine Independent School District
Goffney has been superintendent of Aldine ISD since 2018 and has overseen many new initiatives in the district, including piloting prekindergarten, dual-language immersion and college-readiness programs. Previously, she served as superintendent of Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated... Read More →
avatar for Mike Morath

Mike Morath

Texas Education Commissioner
Morath was appointed education commissioner by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016. In this role, he heads the Texas Education Agency, which oversees pre-kindergarten through high school education for more than five million Texas students. Previously, Morath served on the Dallas ISD board of... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hinojosa

Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District
Hinojosa served as superintendent of Dallas ISD from 2005 to 2011 and returned in 2015. During his tenure, he has led initiatives in Dallas ISD schools that include early childhood, career and technical education programs. During his more than three-decade career in public education... Read More →
avatar for Paige Stanford

Paige Stanford

Middle School Teacher in the Waco Independent School District
Stanford teaches grades six through eight at G.W. Carver Middle School in Waco, where more than 75% of students come from low‑income households, in the Waco Independent School District. She has been a teacher for eight years and has also taught in Presidio, San Saba and Lampasa... Read More →
avatar for Ale Checka

Ale Checka

Seventh Grade Teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District
Checka teaches seventh grade at the Applied Learning Academy in the Fort Worth Independent School District. She was awarded the secondary district Teacher of the Year award in 2018.



Wednesday September 9, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Andrew Yang
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate on the need for a universal basic income, what he learned on the campaign trail and what he'll do next.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 7 and aired on Sept. 9.

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This session is programmed in partnership with MSNBC and presented by bigBANG! 2020.

Moderator
avatar for Garrett Haake

Garrett Haake

Washington Correspondent for MSNBC
Haake covers national politics and breaking news for MSNBC, where he is a two-time regional Emmy winner for environmental and documentary reporting. Previously, he worked as a television reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., and reported on the 2012 presidential campaign for NBC... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

Former 2020 Democratic Candidate for U.S. President
Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and former 2020 presidential candidate. He is the founder of Humanity Forward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the ideas he campaigned on during his run. Yang is also the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit organization... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Thursday, September 10
 

8:00am CDT

Energy in the Time of COVID
Three views of how — and whether — the oil and gas industry comes back from the brink.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Neste and supported by Entergy and The University of Texas at Austin. Media support provided by the Financial Times.

Moderator
avatar for Mitchell Ferman

Mitchell Ferman

Energy and Economy Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Ferman joined the Tribune in March 2020 and reports on energy and the economy for the Tribune from Houston. Previously, he was a reporter for The Monitor in McAllen, where he covered cross-border trade, politics and the city of McAllen. Ferman also freelanced for The New York Times... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Webber

Michael Webber

Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin
Webber serves as the chief science and technology officer at ENGIE, an organization that manages energy businesses, professor at the University of Texas at Austin and deputy director of the university’s Energy Institute. He was selected as a member of the fourth class of the Presidential... Read More →
avatar for Todd Staples

Todd Staples

President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association
Staples has led the Texas Oil & Gas Association, the state’s oldest and largest oil and gas trade association, since 2014. Previously, he served two terms as Texas agriculture commissioner. Staples was also a member of the Texas House and Senate and a member of the Palestine City... Read More →
avatar for Amy Myers Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe

Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy
Jaffe has expertise on energy and the environment and currently serves as a research professor and managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy. Previously, she served as executive director for energy and sustainability at the... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Higher Education in the Time of COVID
The chancellors of three of Texas' public university systems on returning to campus safely, battered budgets and college sports at a social distance.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Texas Association of Community Colleges.

Moderator
avatar for Matthew Watkins

Matthew Watkins

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune
Watkins is the managing editor of news and politics for The Texas Tribune. Previously, he served as the Tribune’s politics editor and breaking news editor and wrote about higher education and the business of college sports. Watkins also covered local government as the Dallas County... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renu Khator

Renu Khator

Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston
Khator joined the University of Houston System in 2008. As chancellor, she oversees a four-university system of nearly 74,000 students. She also serves as board chair for the American Athletic Conference. Previously, Khator served as board chair for the American Council on Education... Read More →
avatar for J.B. Milliken

J.B. Milliken

Chancellor of the University of Texas System
Milliken was named head of the University of Texas System in 2018. As chancellor, he oversees  one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. with 14 health and academic institutions, including six medical schools. Previously, Milliken served as chancellor of the City University... Read More →
avatar for John Sharp

John Sharp

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System
Sharp has led the Texas A&M University System since 2011. As chancellor, he leads one of the largest systems of higher education in Texas, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center. Sharp served in... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

9:00am CDT

Washington Post Live in partnership with The Texas Tribune Festival: A Conversation with Kay Bailey Hutchison
U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, joins Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty to discuss new challenges facing that alliance, how President Trump has shifted NATO’s priorities, and the future of this organization designed to uphold the values of representative democracies.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. It is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Festival. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 10.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival. It is supported by LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Moderator
avatar for Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty

Columnist for The Washington Post
Tumulty has been a columnist covering national politics at The Washington Post since 2010. Previously, she worked as a national political correspondent for The Post and spent 15 years at TIME magazine, where she served as national political correspondent, congressional correspondent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison

U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
Hutchison was sworn in as the U.S. permanent representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2017. Previously, she served as a U.S. senator for Texas from 1993 to 2013. Hutchison gained extensive international experience as a member of the Senate Armed Services... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Gloria Steinem
The legendary political activist and feminist organizer on building a movement, the new movie about her life and why every election year should be the Year of the Woman.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz

National Correspondent & Substitute Anchor for PBS NewsHour
Nawaz has been a national correspondent and primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour since 2018. Previously, she worked as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, where she anchored election and breaking news coverage, and she spent several years as NBC’s Islamabad bureau chief... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Writer, Lecturer, Political Activist and Feminist Organizer
Steinem is a writer, political activist and feminist organizer who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokesperson for the feminist movement in the late 1960s. She is the co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Ms.Foundation for Women and the Free to Be... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Friday, September 11
 

8:00am CDT

A Conversation with Brian Babin and Michael Burgess
Two members of the Texas congressional delegation talk about the week's news and look ahead to Election Day.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 10 and aired on Sept. 11.

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Media support for this session is provided by Washington Examiner.

Moderator
avatar for David M. Drucker

David M. Drucker

Senior Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner

Speakers
avatar for Brian Babin

Brian Babin

U.S. Representative
Babin, R-Woodville, has represented Texas's 36th Congressional District since 2015. He previously served as mayor of Woodville and as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure and the Science, Space and Technology committees and is the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

U.S. Representative
Burgess, R-Lewisville, has represented Texas' 26th Congressional District since 2003. He sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the powerful House Rules Committee, and the subcommittees on Oversight and Investigations and Consumer Protection and Commerce. Previously, Burgess... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Glenn Hegar
The Texas comptroller on our current budget woes, the coming budget shortfall and when we'll really know we're on the road to recovery.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and supported by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and TEXAS 2036.

Moderator
avatar for Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
Ramsey is the executive editor and co-founder of the Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Previously, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald. Ramsey also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller
Hegar, who was elected comptroller in 2014, serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas Senate and House. Hegar also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, which reviews... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

2020 Vision
Three veteran campaign strategists on their new books about this singular political moment.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter at Vox
Coaston is a senior politics reporter for Vox, specializing in conservatism and the American Right. Previously, she worked for MTV News, where she covered the 2016 election and Republican party politics. Coaston has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and ESPN and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Begala

Paul Begala

Commentator for CNN and Democratic Political Strategist
Begala is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. He served as the adviser to former President Bill Clinton and was a chief strategist for his campaign. Begala is the author of several New York Times bestselling... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Stevens

Stuart Stevens

Republican Political Strategist
Stevens is a political strategist and author of eight books, including “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” published in 2020. He served as a top strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and has been the strategist and media consultant... Read More →
avatar for David Plouffe

David Plouffe

Campaign Manager & White House Senior Adviser for Barack Obama
Plouffe is a campaign consultant and was  campaign manager for former President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. He has managed two U.S. Senate races, a congressional race and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Plouffe served as senior vice president of policy... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Jennifer Palmieri
The bestselling author and veteran political operative on her manifesto for the second century of feminism.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 9 and aired on Sept. 11.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by bigBANG! 2020. Media support is provided by The 19th.

Purchase Jennifer Palmieri’s latest book "She Proclaims: Our Declaration of Independence from a Man's World” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

CEO & Co-Founder of The 19th
Ramshaw is the co-founder and CEO of The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, where she joined in 2010 as one of its founding reporters. Ramshaw started her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of White House Communications for President Barack Obama
Palmieri served as communications director for former President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she served as president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Palmieri also served as director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Saturday, September 12
 

7:00pm CDT

Screening of "A Thousand Cuts" with Alamo On Demand
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. In “A Thousand Cuts,” journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press — and her freedom — on the line in defense of truth and democracy. This film is directed and written by Ramona S. Diaz.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

The screening and conversation is presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Author and CEO of Rappler
Ressa is an award-winning journalist, author and CEO of the online news website Rappler, which she co-founded in 2012. She is the subject of Ramona S. Diaz’s documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January. Previously, Ressa served as the... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

8:30pm CDT

A Conversation with “A Thousand Cuts” Star Maria Ressa with Alamo On Demand
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press — and her freedom — on the line in defense of truth and democracy. This film is directed and written by Ramona S. Diaz.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening and conversation is presented in partnership with Alamo On Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Author and CEO of Rappler
Ressa is an award-winning journalist, author and CEO of the online news website Rappler, which she co-founded in 2012. She is the subject of Ramona S. Diaz’s documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January. Previously, Ressa served as the... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Sunday, September 13
 

10:00am CDT

The Roundtable
Tribune CEO Evan Smith sits down with three POLITICO reporters to discuss the top stories of the week and look ahead to the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Slack.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Barrón-López

Laura Barrón-López

National Political Reporter for POLITICO
Barrón-López covers House campaigns and the 2020 presidential race for POLITICO. Previously, she led the 2018 coverage of Democrats for the Washington Examiner, where she covered the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to reform the power of superdelegates and traveled to... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Korecki

Natasha Korecki

National Correspondent for POLITICO
Korecki is a national correspondent for POLITICO, where she covers 2020 politics and Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Previously, she worked as chief political writer at the Chicago Sun-Times, where she covered federal courts and law enforcement during a golden age of political... Read More →
avatar for Marc Caputo

Marc Caputo

Senior Reporter at POLITICO Florida
Caputo is a reporter at POLITICO Florida, where he covers Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as well as Florida and national politics. Previously, he was a reporter for the Miami Herald, where he helped expose campaign finance scandals that led to two federal convictions.



Sunday September 13, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Monday, September 14
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Jay Hartzell
The interim president of the University of Texas at Austin on how he's leading the iconic campus in a time of disruption and uncertainty.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Jackson Walker.

Moderator
avatar for Bianna Golodryga

Bianna Golodryga

Senior Global Affairs Analyst & Substitute Anchor for CNN
Golodryga joined CNN as a contributor in 2017 and serves as a senior global affairs analyst. Previously, she was the co-host  for "CBS This Morning” and worked at ABC as co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” Golodryga also managed ABC’s digital media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay Hartzell

Jay Hartzell

Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin
Hartzell was named president of the University of Texas at Austin in September 2020, having served as interim president since June. Previously, he served in the UT-Austin McCombs School of Business as dean, senior associate dean for academic affairs, chair of the finance department... Read More →



Monday September 14, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

School Finance and the 87th Legislature
The chairs of the House Public Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee on what became of last session's funding overhaul and the work left undone.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and supported by Lone Star College, Pastors for Texas Children, TEXAS 2036 and Texas Realtors.

Moderator
avatar for Aliyya Swaby

Aliyya Swaby

Public Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Swaby has covered public education for the Tribune since 2016. She was a Livingston Award finalist in 2019 for a series on school desegregation and won the Texas State Teachers Association School Bell award in 2018. Previously, Swaby worked for the hyperlocal nonprofit New Haven Independent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Huberty

Dan Huberty

State Representative
Huberty, R-Houston, has represented House District 127 since 2011. He serves as chair of the House Public Education Committee and sits on the County Affairs Committee. Previously, he served as board president and trustee for the Humble ISD school board. Huberty also serves as president... Read More →
avatar for Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

State Senator
Taylor, R-Friendswood, has represented Senate District 11 since 2013. He serves as chair of the Senate Education Committee and sits on the Finance, Higher Education, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. He also co-chairs the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System... Read More →



Monday September 14, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Intersect Ed, where the stories of Texas public education policy and practice meet
In this new podcast from Raise Your Hand Texas, you will hear from public school officials and experts in school finance on how COVID-19 and the Texas economy are impacting school budgets and what it could mean for the future.

You’re welcome to listen to this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session aired on Sept. 14.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Raise Your Hand Texas, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Sponsors
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Raise Your Hand Texas

Major Sponsor
The future of Texas is in our public schools. Raise Your Hand Texas supports public policy solutions that invest in our students, encourage innovation and autonomy, and improve college and workforce readiness. The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation develops and strengthens school... Read More →



Monday September 14, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist on the reaction to the 1619 Project, racial disparities during the pandemic, and the fight for a true democracy.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 12 and aired on Sept. 14.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.


Moderator
avatar for Wesley Lowery

Wesley Lowery

Correspondent for 60 Minutes’ “60 in 6”
Lowery is a correspondent for "60 in 6," a 60 Minutes spinoff on the mobile app Quibi. Prior to joining CBS News, he was a national correspondent for The Washington Post, where he primarily covered issues of race and justice. He has twice been a member of teams awarded the Pulitzer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine
Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and staff writer at The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She is a 2017 award winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" and was the author behind the Times’ “The 1619 Project.” In 2016, Hannah-Jones... Read More →



Monday September 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL

1:00pm CDT

[Partner Program] What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the Importance of Inclusivity
Hear from design leaders who will share their perspectives on how to create a better and more inclusive world in the aftermath of COVID-19. Stay tuned after the panel for a demo of how inclusive design enables products that are accessible and awesome for all.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 14.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Comcast, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Sponsors
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Comcast

Supporting Sponsor
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the... Read More →



Monday September 14, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

7:15am CDT

Washington Post Live in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival: A Conversation with Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the 2020 election, the stakes in his home battleground state, immigration, and national security.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. It is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Festival. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 15.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival. It is supported by IBC Bank.

Moderator
avatar for Robert Costa

Robert Costa

National Political Reporter for The Washington Post
Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, the moderator and managing editor of PBS’ “Washington Week,” a weekly news analysis series, and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Costa appears frequently on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and MSNBC’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator
Rubio, R-Florida, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. He serves as chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and is a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee. Rubio also serves as the acting chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 7:15am - 7:45am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Maria Hinojosa
The anchor of “Latino USA” on her memoir, her trailblazing career and the immigration crisis that consumes our country.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by St. David's Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement & External Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Soto specializes in immigration, race and gender in politics, campaigns and elections as a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her research on political behavior has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and POLITICO. Previously, Soto taught at Northwestern... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa

Anchor & Executive Producer of Latino USA and Founder, President & CEO of Futuro Media
Hinojosa is the founder and CEO of Futuro Media, a nonprofit newsroom that creates multimedia content from the perspectives of people of color. She currently serves as the anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show "Latino USA," and is co-host of Futuro Media’s... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Budget and the 87th Legislature
The chair of the House Appropriations Committee and a key committee member on the looming budget shortfall, cuts to come and spending priorities for the next two years.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Philanthropy Advocates, Texas Infrastructure Now and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Cassandra Pollock

Cassandra Pollock

State Politics Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Pollock covers state politics for the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. Her coverage includes legislative campaigns, the Texas Capitol and the politics that happen in between. Additionally, she co-writes The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giovanni Capriglione

Giovanni Capriglione

State Representative
Capriglione, R-Southlake, has represented House District 98 since 2013. He currently serves as chair of the House Appropriations Committee and sits on the Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety, Pensions, Investments and Financial Services committees. Capriglione owns a pr... Read More →
avatar for Mary González

Mary González

State Representative
González, D-Clint, has represented House District 75 since 2013. She serves as vice chair of the House Local and Consent Calendars Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Public Education committees. González is also chair of the House LGBTQ Caucus and is serving her second... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Recording of WFAA’s “Y’all-itics” Podcast
Y’all-itics is the unofficial political podcast of Texas. Each week, WFAA’s Jason Whitely and Jason Wheeler crack open an ice-cold Texas brew and explore the hot topics affecting Texans as we gear up for the 2020 election. But this isn’t politics as usual. Y’all-itics doesn’t come from a fancy studio. We’re taking our podcast on the road to get past the soundbites and dive deeper into the issues that matter to y’all. Leave your labels at the door, this is a political podcast for all Texans…even the recent transplants!

You’re welcome to listen to this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session aired on Sept. 15.

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This session is presented and produced by WFAA, a media partner of The Texas Tribune Festival.


Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Texas Responds presented by SVP Dallas
When there is a pandemic, an economic collapse and civil rights activists are taking to the streets, what does it mean for leaders who have to ensure their city continues to operate? During Texas Responds, sponsored by Bank of America, the city managers of Austin, Dallas and San Antonio will discuss their response to a year of turmoil and how they lead to achieve equity for every resident.

Featuring:

Spencer Cronk, Austin City Manager
T.C. Broadnax, Dallas City Manager
Erik Walsh, San Antonio City Manager
Kimberly O’Neil, SVP Dallas Partner & Board of Directors.
Moderated by Tony Fleo, CEO, SVP Dallas.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 15.

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This session is presented and produced by bigBANG!2020, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival. 

Sponsors
avatar for bigBANG! 2020 presented by SVP Dallas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

bigBANG! 2020 presented by SVP Dallas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Major Sponsor
bigBANG! is the foremost social impact conference in North Texas, convening local, state and national social innovators, community leaders, and business professionals for transformative dialogue and powerful action.  bigBANG! 2020 (October 28-31) will be focused on Equity in Action... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Recording of Vox's "The Weeds" Podcast
Jane Coaston, Dara Lind and Matt Yglesias dig deep into politics, policy and state and national issues with special guest U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 14 and aired on Sept. 15.

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Purchase Matt Yglesias’ latest book "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger” in our Festival book store here.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Escobar

Veronica Escobar

U.S. Representative
Escobar, D-El Paso, is serving her first term representing Texas’ 16th Congressional District. She is the first Latina to represent the district. Escobar sits on the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees and is vice chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus. She is also co-chair... Read More →
avatar for Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter at Vox
Coaston is a senior politics reporter for Vox, specializing in conservatism and the American Right. Previously, she worked for MTV News, where she covered the 2016 election and Republican party politics. Coaston has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and ESPN and... Read More →
avatar for Dara Lind

Dara Lind

Reporter at ProPublica
Lind has covered immigration policy for ProPublica since 2019. She's been recognized by John Jay College's Center for Media, Crime and Justice and by the nonprofit immigration organization Define American. Previously, Lind spent five years as Vox's immigration reporter and worked... Read More →
avatar for Matt Yglesias

Matt Yglesias

Co-Founder & Senior Correspondent at Vox
Yglesias co-founded Vox in 2014. He is currently a senior correspondent at the publication, where he focuses on politics and economic policy and hosts “The Weeds” podcast. Previously, Yglesias authored the Moneybag column for Slate and is the author of “One Billion Americans... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

8:00am CDT

Property Taxes and the 87th Legislature
The chairs of the House Ways and Means and Senate Property Tax committees on keeping rates low — while funding critical services — in an economic downturn.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Texas Realtors.

Moderator
avatar for Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
Ramsey is the executive editor and co-founder of the Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Previously, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald. Ramsey also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Burrows

Dustin Burrows

State Representative
Burrows, R-Lubbock, has represented House District 83 since 2015. He serves as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and sits on the Elections Committee. He served as chair of the House Republican Caucus in 2018. Burrows practices at the Burrows Law Firm in Lubbock, where he... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bettencourt

Paul Bettencourt

State Senator
Bettencourt, R-Houston, has represented Senate District 7 since 2015. He serves as chair of the Senate Property Tax Committee and sits on the Education, Finance and Higher Education committees. He also serves as chair of the Senate Republican Caucus. Previously, Bettencourt served... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of the "CityTalk" Podcast: The Contactless City
How the coronavirus has changed the way we live, work and interact.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to listen here or share with your friends and colleagues to listen on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session was recorded on Sept. 9 and aired on Sept. 16.

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This session is presented in partnership with the LBJ Urban Lab and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. It is supported by DoorDash.

Moderator
avatar for Steven Pedigo

Steven Pedigo

Director of the LBJ Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Pedigo serves as the director of the LBJ Urban Lab, a do-tank informing urban policy and strategy and training the next generation of policy leaders and city builders. He has advised and collaborated with more than 50 cities, universities, developers, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Montero

Tony Montero

CEO of Hai Hospitality
Montero has been the CEO of Hai Hospitality, the award-winning restaurant group of Uchi, Uchiko, Uchiba and Loro, since 2016. Previously, he worked as the regional vice president of operations for The Cheesecake Factory and was the senior vice president for CraftWorks Restaurants... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Reese

Bonnie Reese

Regional Consulting Practice Area Leader at Gensler
Reese is the regional consulting practice area leader for Gensler, a global design and architecture firm. Previously, she led qualitative research and social impact projects for Frog Design for nine years. Reese also taught a graduate-level course in design at the University of Texas... Read More →
avatar for Sam Chandan

Sam Chandan

Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate at NYU
Chandan is the Larry and Klara Silverstein chair in Real Estate Development and Investment and dean of NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is also founder of Chandan Economics, an economic advisory and data science firm serving the institutional real estate industry. Chandan... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

The Aftermath
It's been one year since gun violence changed El Paso forever. What's different, and what isn't?

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Zahira Torres

Zahira Torres

Senior Editor at ProPublica
Torres serves as a senior editor at ProPublica. Previously, she covered education for the Los Angeles Times and served as the Austin bureau chief for the El Paso Times. In 2013, Torres was awarded the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas’ James Madison award for a yearlong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Grady

Michael Grady

Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship
Grady is a pastor at Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship Church. He is also the father of one of the surviving victims of El Paso’s 2019 mass shooting, where 22 people were killed and 25 were injured. Grady has served as president of El Paso’s Interdenominational Ministerial... Read More →
avatar for César Blanco

César Blanco

State Representative
Blanco, D-El Paso, has represented House District 76 since 2015. He sits on the House Environmental Regulation and International Relations and Economic Development committees. He also serves on the executive committee of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization. Blanco is currently... Read More →
avatar for Peter Ambler

Peter Ambler

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Giffords
Ambler serves as the executive director of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, which he co-founded in 2013 shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Previously, he worked closely with Senate leaders on the 2013 Manchin-Toomey bill, which sought to expand background... Read More →
avatar for Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

Co-Founder of Giffords and Former U.S. Representative
Giffords co-founded Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, a gun-control advocacy group, in 2013. Giffords served in the U.S. House representing Arizona's 8th Congressional District from 2007 to 2012, when she resigned due to a severe brain injury from an assassination attempt... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Daugherty

Kristi Daugherty

CEO of Emergence Health Network
Daugherty serves as the CEO of Emergence Health Network, a provider for mental health care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment services in El Paso County. Previously, she served as Emergence’s chief clinical officer and as director for Sun... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Cecile Richards
The co-founder of Supermajority and former president of Planned Parenthood on the gender through-line in a momentous election cycle.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation. Media support is provided by The 19th.

Moderator
avatar for Errin Haines

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large for The 19th
Haines is the editor-at-large for The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Previously, she was a national writer on race and ethnicity for The Associated Press. Haines started at the AP in the Atlanta bureau, where she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Co-Founder of Supermajority
Richards is a co-founder of Supermajority, an organization promoting women's political activism. She is a former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund and previously served as deputy chief of staff to U.S. Speaker of the House... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

[Partner Program] The Hobby Hour: The Texas Economy, the Impact of COVID and the Real Shock to the Energy Sector
Join Senator Kirk Watson, founding dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, for an interactive webinar with leading political and public policy experts.

Guests include Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer for the University of Houston, Bill McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, and Dr. Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 16.

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This session is presented and produced by The Hobby School of Public Affairs, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Watson

Kirk Watson

Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston
Watson was selected to be the founding Dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs and began his position in May. Previously, he represented the Austin area in the Texas Senate for 13 years and served as chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Watson also served... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hobby School of Public Affairs

Hobby School of Public Affairs

Major Sponsor
The Hobby School includes the Center for Public Policy and the Ethics Center, as well as other research centers and government internship programs. It offers a Master of Public Policy and dual degrees, professional certification programs, and conducts research and polling to educate... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

6:00pm CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "Political Gabfest" Podcast
John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and David Plotz dig deep into politics, policy and state and national issues with New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 16.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented in partnership with Slate.

Purchase John Dickerson’s latest book "The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency” in our Festival book store here.

Speakers
avatar for Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

Opinion Columnist for The New York Times
Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs and culture. Previously, Bouie served as the chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and as a staff writer for The Daily Beast.
avatar for Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Co-Host of Slate's Political Gabfest and Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine
Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers politics and law, and is co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” a weekly current events podcast. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School and author of the... Read More →
avatar for John Dickerson

John Dickerson

Correspondent for 60 Minutes and Co-Host of Slate's “Political Gabfest”
Dickerson has been a correspondent for CBS' "60 Minutes" since 2019. He is also a contributing editor to The Atlantic, co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast and host of the "Whistlestop" podcast. Previously, Dickerson was co-anchor of “CBS This Morning,” anchor... Read More →
avatar for David Plotz

David Plotz

Former CEO of Atlas Obscura and Co-Host of Slate's “Political Gabfest”
Plotz is a host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast and serves as an editor-at-large at Business Insider. Previously, he served as CEO of the online travel and discovery magazine Atlas Obscura from 2014 to 2020. Plotz also served as editor-in-chief of Slate Magazine from... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Thursday, September 17
 

8:00am CDT

Public Health and the 87th Legislature
The chairs of the House Public Health and Human Services committees on how the coronavirus rewrites next session's to-do list.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, The Hackett Center, Reissa Foundation and AARP.

Moderator
avatar for Corrie MacLaggan

Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor for The Texas Tribune
MacLaggan is the Tribune’s managing editor. Previously, she worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, where she wrote and edited stories about Texas and nearby states and oversaw a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Frank

James Frank

State Representative
Frank, R-Wichita Falls, has represented House District 69 since 2013. He serves as chair of the House Human Services Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee. Frank was recently appointed to the House Select Committee on Statewide Health Care Costs and the Health and Human... Read More →
avatar for Senfronia Thompson

Senfronia Thompson

State Representative
Thompson, D-Houston, has represented House District 141 since 1973 and is the longest-serving woman and African American in Texas history. She serves as chair of the Public Health Committee and is a member of the Licensing and Administrative Procedures and Redistricting committees... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Why LatinX Turnout Matters
In 2020, Hispanic voters have the power to elect a president — or re-elect one.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 14 and aired on Sept. 17.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Pescador Public Strategies, LLC and Burnt Nopal. Media support is provided by San Antonio Report.

Moderator
avatar for Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement & External Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Soto specializes in immigration, race and gender in politics, campaigns and elections as a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her research on political behavior has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and POLITICO. Previously, Soto taught at Northwestern... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Zermeño

Crystal Zermeño

Director of Electoral Strategy for Texas Organizing Project
Zermeño has worked for the Texas Organizing Project since 2010, and she currently serves as the director of electoral strategy. Previously, she served as the coordinator of strategic research for the Center for Popular Democracy and was the director of operations for PowerPAC.org... Read More →
avatar for María Teresa Kumar

María Teresa Kumar

President & CEO of Voto Latino
Kumar is the founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, a Latino political organization, and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. She serves on the national boards of the Planned Parenthood Federation Action Fund and the Latino Leaders Network. Kumar was named one of the ten... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

One-on-One with Robert Gates
The former U. S. defense secretary on how presidents have exercised power in the post-Cold War world — and how the pandemic is reshaping alliances.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 15 and aired on Sept. 17.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Texas A&M University. Media support is provided by CBS News.

Purchase Robert Gates’ latest book "Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan

Moderator of Face the Nation & Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News
Brennan is the moderator of the CBS News Sunday public affairs program “Face the Nation” and serves as CBS News' senior foreign affairs correspondent. In 2018, Brennan won an Emmy for her interview with the father of a student killed in the Parkland shooting included in the CBS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gates

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Gates served as secretary of defense under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is the author of “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World,” published in June. Previously, he served as president of Texas... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Funny How Time Slips Away
Willie and Annie Nelson talk marijuana policy reform, the CBD business, farming, family and more with Texas Monthly's Andy Langer.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Panacea Collective and Capital Metro.

Moderator
avatar for Andy Langer

Andy Langer

Afternoon Host on Austin City Limits Radio
Langer is the afternoon host on Austin City Limits Radio and a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. He is also the host of Texas Monthly’s "National Podcast of Texas." Langer was a contributing editor and music columnist at Esquire from 2002 to 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Musician
Nelson is a musician, actor and activist. He has co-authored several books, including “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band,” and has been involved in activism for the legalization of marijuana. Nelson launched Willie’s Reserve, a line of cannabis products, in... Read More →
avatar for Annie Nelson

Annie Nelson

Founder of Annie's Edibles and Willie's Remedy
Nelson is the founder and manager of Annie’s Edibles and Willie’s Remedy, a line of cannabis products that she released with her husband, award-winning musician Willie Nelson. She and her husband launched Willie’s Reserve, a chain of wellness stores focusing on CBD oil products... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Friday, September 18
 

8:00am CDT

A Conversation with Colin Allred and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher
Two members of the Texas congressional delegation talk about the week's news and look ahead to Election Day.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by PepsiCo.

Moderator
avatar for Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the lead reporter in Washington, D.C., and won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting for her work. She has covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Colin Allred

Colin Allred

U.S. Representative
Allred, D-Dallas, is currently serving his first term representing Texas' 32nd Congressional District. He sits on the House Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veteran’s Affairs committees. Previously, Allred served as a civil rights lawyer and a former special... Read More →
avatar for Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

U.S. Representative
Fletcher, D-Houston, is currently serving her first term representing Texas' 7th Congressional District. She is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Fletcher is the co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Criminal Justice and the 87th Legislature
The chairs of the House County Affairs Committee and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on the policies they'll push to ensure equal treatment for people of color, increase transparency and accountability and keep law enforcement and the public safer.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and supported by Lyft and Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute - The Hackett Center.

Moderator
avatar for Jolie McCullough

Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
McCullough reports on Texas criminal justice issues and policy for the Tribune, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting on Texas police shootings in 2017. Previously, she worked on the Tribune's data visuals team and spent four years as a reporter and web... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Garnet Coleman

Garnet Coleman

State Representative
Coleman, D-Houston, has represented House District 147 since 1993. He serves as chair of the House County Affairs Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee. In the 85th Legislative Session, Coleman authored the House version of the Sandra Bland Act, which mandates county jails... Read More →
avatar for John Whitmire

John Whitmire

State Senator
Whitmire, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 15 since 1983. He serves as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice committee and is a member of the Administration, Business and Commerce, and Finance committees. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas House from 1973 to... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Far Gone
Three hospital CEOs on how the coronavirus has accelerated the rural health care crisis.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 15 and aired on Sept. 18.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Shannon Najmabadi

Shannon Najmabadi

Women's Health Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Najmabadi covers women’s health for the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. She has reported on a variety of issues including property tax reform, immigration, the business of college sports, student debt and the intersection of politics and higher education in Texas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Willmann

Adam Willmann

President & CEO of Goodall-Witcher Healthcare
Willmann serves as president and CEO of Goodall-Witcher Healthcare. Previously, he worked as the CEO of Pioneer Community Hospital in Georgia and as an assistant administrator at the East Texas Medical Center in Athens, Texas. Willmann serves on multiple boards, such as the Texas... Read More →
avatar for Terry Scoggin

Terry Scoggin

CEO of Titus Regional Medical Center
Scoggin is the CEO of Titus Regional Medical Center, an independent rural health system in Northeast Texas, where he served as chief financial officer in 2012. He is a member of the Titus County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the American Hospital Association, Future of Rural Health... Read More →
avatar for Thalia Muñoz

Thalia Muñoz

CEO of Starr County Memorial Hospital
Muñoz serves as CEO and administrator of the Starr County Memorial Hospital, which is licensed as a 48 bed acute-care medical center in Rio Grande City. She oversees two Rural Health Clinics, the Roma Family Clinic and the Rural Health Clinic, at the hospital.



Friday September 18, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
  On Demand

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Ted Cruz
The U.S. senator from Texas on the coronavirus, big tech, "cancel culture," 2020 and 2024.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Purchase Ted Cruz’s "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History” and Jake Tapper’s “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper

Anchor of CNN's The Lead and State of the Union
Tapper has served as anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN since 2013. He anchors the one-hour weekday program “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” which debuted in 2013, and has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show “State of the Union,” since 2015. Tapper is the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator
Cruz, R-Texas, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and ran as a Republican candidate for U.S. president in 2016. He serves on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Joint Economic, and Rules and Administration committees. Previously... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Saturday, September 19
 

8:00am CDT

Life on the Front Lines
Three Texas doctors talk about caring for gravely ill coronavirus patients — and themselves.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

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This session is supported by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Emma Platoff

Emma Platoff

Justice and Politics Reporter at The Texas Tribune

Speakers
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Hana El Sahly

Infectious Disease Expert and Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
El Sahly is an infectious disease specialist and an associate professor of molecular virology, microbiology and infectious diseases at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is an investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine Vaccine Research Center and principal investigator at the... Read More →
avatar for Jamil Madi

Jamil Madi

Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Valley Baptist Hospital
Madi serves as the chief of critical care medicine and director of the intensive care unit at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. He specializes in general pulmonary medicine and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field.
avatar for Rohith Saravanan

Rohith Saravanan

Chief Medical Officer of Odessa Regional Medical Center
Saravanan serves as the chief medical officer for the Odessa Regional Medical Center, a 225 bed tertiary care hospital, and the Scenic Mountain Medical Center, a 146 bed full-service community hospital in Big Spring, Texas. Previously, he served as chief medical officer of MASH Urgent... Read More →



Saturday September 19, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

Screening of “Stockton on My Mind” with Alamo On Demand
At age 26, on the same day Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Michael Tubbs became the first African American mayor of his beleaguered hometown of Stockton, California, as well as the youngest mayor of a major American city. Stockton on My Mind, from filmmaker Marc Levin follows Tubbs’ personal and political journey, exploring how growing up amid poverty and violence shaped his vision for innovative change. This film is directed by Marc Levin and written by James Lester and Marc Levin.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening is presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, California
Tubbs has served as mayor of Stockton since 2016. He is the youngest mayor representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents and has been recognized in POLITICO’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and awarded the... Read More →



Saturday September 19, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

8:30pm CDT

A Conversation with “Stockton on My Mind” Star Michael Tubbs with Alamo On Demand
At age 26, on the same day Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Michael Tubbs became the first African American mayor of his beleaguered hometown of Stockton, California, as well as the youngest mayor of a major American city. Stockton on My Mind, from filmmaker Marc Levin follows Tubbs’ personal and political journey, exploring how growing up amid poverty and violence shaped his vision for innovative change. This film is directed by Marc Levin and written by James Lester and Marc Levin.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening is presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, California
Tubbs has served as mayor of Stockton since 2016. He is the youngest mayor representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents and has been recognized in POLITICO’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and awarded the... Read More →



Saturday September 19, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Sunday, September 20
 

8:00am CDT

The Pictures of 2020
Five of the Texas Tribune's favorite photographers on the images that define a year like no other and the stories behind them.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Want to see more? Here's a look at more work from Tribune photographers in this extraordinary year — and some of the gear they've used.

This session is supported by Texas Cultural Trust.

Moderator
avatar for Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

Photo Editor & Photographer for The Texas Tribune
Gutierrez oversees the Tribune’s photography operation, thinking strategically about how to tell visually rich stories about Texas government and politics. Previously, he worked as a multimedia producer for the state attorney general’s office in New York. Gutierrez has also worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Gaspar

Eddie Gaspar

Photographer for The Texas Tribune
Gaspar is an associate photo editor for The Texas Tribune, where he started as a fellow in 2019. He has worked as a photo editor at The Daily Texan, a multimedia intern at KUT and a contributor at Do512. Gaspar has also worked for Texas Student Television’s “Austin Underground... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Vonderhaar

Jordan Vonderhaar

Photographer
Vonderhaar is a documentary photographer based in Austin, Texas. His work centers around broad trends in society, as seen through the development of subcultures. Most recently, Vonderhaar spent time at various protests in Austin to document the intersection of racial justice and... Read More →
avatar for Shelby Tauber

Shelby Tauber

Photographer
Tauber is a freelance photographer based in Dallas. Her recent work covers the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Previously, she worked as a photo and multimedia intern for the Austin American-Statesman and as a photo fellow for the Texas Tr... Read More →
avatar for Pu Ying Huang

Pu Ying Huang

Photographer
Huang is a freelance photographer based in Houston and Bogotá, Colombia. Previously, she served as managing editor, photo editor and designer for The Daily Texan. Huang was a multimedia intern for KUT, Austin's NPR affiliate. Huang’s work has been featured by The Texas Tribune... Read More →



Sunday September 20, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

The Roundtable
Tribune CEO Evan Smith sits down with reporters and pundits to discuss the top stories of the week and look ahead to the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Slack, CapMetro and Texas Realtors.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at New York University School of Law
Murray is a professor of law at the New York University School of Law and co-director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network. Previously, she served as a professor of law and the faculty director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at the University of California... Read More →
avatar for Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Editor at Slate and Host of the “Amicus” Podcast
Lithwick covers courts and the law as a senior editor at Slate and hosts the magazine’s podcast “Amicus.” She is the author of the Supreme Court Dispatches column and has covered the Microsoft antitrust case and other legal issues for Slate. Lithwick’s work has appeared in... Read More →



Sunday September 20, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Monday, September 21
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Darren Walker
The president of the Ford Foundation on conscienceless capitalism, economic injustice and the need to reform a system that perpetuates inequality.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by PepsiCo and supported by Texas Cultural Trust and Philanthropy Advocates.

Moderator
avatar for Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Editorial Director for The Texas Tribune
Ishmael joined the Tribune as editorial director in March 2020. Previously, she was a senior editor at Apple, the managing editor for mobile at BuzzFeed News and vice president of communities at the Financial Times. Ishmael was also a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Darren Walker

Darren Walker

President of the Ford Foundation
Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. He is a member of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reimagining New York Commission and co-chair of NYC Census 2020. Previously, Walker served as vice president of the Rockefeller... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Jon Meacham
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer on the exemplary life of his latest subject, John Lewis, and the long march to justice.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 18 and aired on Sept. 21.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Texas A&M University, Burnt Nopal and St. David's Foundation.

Purchase Jon Meacham’s "His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” and Peniel Joseph’s “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Peniel Joseph

Peniel Joseph

Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Joseph joined UT-Austin as founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy in 2015, where he is also the Barbara Jordan chair in Ethics and Political Values. Previously, Joseph was a professor at Tufts University, where he founded the school’s Center for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian
Meacham is an author and presidential biographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” in 2009. Previously, Meacham served as executive director at Random House. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review and the former... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Recording of “The Lawfare Podcast”
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, talk about the rule of law after Portland.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Robert Chesney

Robert Chesney

James Baker Chair & Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law and Co-Founder of Lawfare
Chesney joined the University of Texas School of Law, where he serves as the associate dean, in 2008. Previously, he served on the Justice Department’s Detention Policy Task Force under former President Barack Obama. Chesney is also a co-founder of Lawfare, a member of the American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chip Roy

Chip Roy

U.S. Representative
Roy, R-Austin, is currently serving his first term representing Texas' 21st Congressional District. He sits on the House Budget, Oversight and Reform, and Veterans' Affairs committees and faces a reelection battle this year against former state Sen. Wendy Davis. Previously, Roy served... Read More →
avatar for Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Johnson served as the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he was appointed by former President Barack Obama as general counsel of the Department of  Defense and appointed by former President Bill Clinton as general counsel of the Department of the Air... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Serving the Underserved
How HBCUs and community colleges are helping their students in need navigate the pandemic.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by PepsiCo and supported by the Texas Association of Community Colleges and JPMorgan Chase. Media support is provided by San Antonio Report.

Moderator
avatar for Brittany Britto

Brittany Britto

Higher Education Reporter at The Houston Chronicle
Britto covers higher education for the Houston Chronicle. Previously, she was a general assignment features blogger and reporter for The Baltimore Sun. Britto has been recognized for her cultural coverage. In 2018, Britto was named a Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellow by the Society... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Hellyer

Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College
Hellyer was appointed chancellor of San Jacinto College in 2009. Since joining the college in 1996, she has served in a number of executive positions including director of the San Jacinto College Foundation, executive vice president for resource development and vice chancellor for... Read More →
avatar for Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette

President of Huston-Tillotson University
Burnette has led Huston-Tillotson, a historically Black college in Austin, since 2015. She serves as co-chair of the Mayor of Austin’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities, board chair of Leadership Austin and treasurer of the Independent Colleges and Universities... Read More →
avatar for Mike Flores

Mike Flores

Chancellor of Alamo Colleges
Flores has served as chancellor of Alamo Colleges District since 2018, where he led the district to be awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. Previously, he served as president... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sorrell

Michael Sorrell

President of Paul Quinn College
Sorrell has served as the president of Paul Quinn College since 2007. He has been named Higher Education’s President of the Year by Education Dive and one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, and he is the only three-time recipient of the HBCU Male President... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Recording of the “Water, Texas” Series Podcast: When It Rains, Texans Forget Drought and Worsening Water Scarcity
After the pandemic, soaring population growth and industrial development will again overwhelm planning and water supplies in Texas. Listen to this in-depth report from Circle of Blue as part of the “Water, Texas” series podcast.

You’re welcome to listen to this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This podcast is audio only and does not include video. This session aired on Sept. 21.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Circle of Blue, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival. 

Sponsors
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Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

Major Sponsor
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation is a mission‐driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems. The foundation works as an engine of change in both policy and practice in Texas, supporting high-impact projects... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival: One-on-One with Dan Crenshaw
The Houston congressman talks about his memoir, his bid for reelection and the year's cascade of crises.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 20 and aired on Sept. 21.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival.

Purchase Dan Crenshaw’s latest book "Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta

Chief Political Correspondent for POLITICO
Alberta serves as chief political correspondent for Politico, covering Donald Trump’s presidency, Capitol Hill, demographic change in America and the evolving role of money in elections. He is the author of “American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw

U.S. Representative
Crenshaw, R-Houston, is currently serving his first term representing Texas' 2nd Congressional District. He sits on the House Homeland Security and Budget committees. A retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, Crenshaw served in the Navy SEALs for ten years, where he served... Read More →



Monday September 21, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Tuesday, September 22
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Eric Holder
The former U.S. attorney general on voting rights, voter suppression, redistricting and the rule of law.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by the University of Texas Press.

Moderator
avatar for Kimberly Atkins

Kimberly Atkins

Opinion Writer at the Boston Globe
Atkins is a senior opinion writer at the Boston Globe and an MSNBC contributor, providing on-air analysis and commentary of national political news. Previously, she served as the first Washington, D.C.-based senior news correspondent for WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and as the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General
Holder served as the 82nd U.S. attorney general from 2009 to 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Previously, he served as chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a political organization dedicated to redistricting reform through legal action, targeting elections... Read More →



Tuesday September 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

November Surprise
Two elections administrators and two voting rights advocates on how Election Day might go  — and what we need to be doing now.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 15 and aired on Sept. 22.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Moderator
avatar for Alexa Ura

Alexa Ura

Demographics Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hollins

Chris Hollins

Harris County Clerk
Hollins was appointed Harris County clerk in Texas by the Harris County Commissioners Court in May. Previously, Hollins served as vice chairman of the Texas Democratic Party and worked as an attorney for the Hollins Law Group. Hollins has also worked for Goldman Sachs and for the... Read More →
avatar for Mimi Marziani

Mimi Marziani

President of the Texas Civil Rights Project
Marziani is the president of the Texas Civil Rights Project and an election law professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she served as counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, where she litigated... Read More →
avatar for Raven Douglas

Raven Douglas

Political Director for MOVETexas
Douglas is the political director of MOVE Texas, a nonprofit organization that works to increase civic engagement in youth communities. Previously, she interned at America Votes and served as a legislative aid in the Texas Legislative internship program. In 2019, Douglas won the MTV... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Ramón

Yvonne Ramón

Hidalgo County Elections Administrator
Ramón has served as the elections administrator for Hidalgo County since 2008. Previously, she was an administrator and teacher for the McAllen Independent School District. Ramón holds a CERA certification, the only national program of continuing professional education that specializes... Read More →



Tuesday September 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Will the Texas House Flip?
It's an open question. The answer will determine more than the way the 87th Legislature plays out.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Entergy and Texas Exes. Media support is provided by KXAN.

Moderator
avatar for Cassandra Pollock

Cassandra Pollock

State Politics Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Pollock covers state politics for the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. Her coverage includes legislative campaigns, the Texas Capitol and the politics that happen in between. Additionally, she co-writes The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Celia Israel

Celia Israel

State Representative
Israel, D-Austin, has represented House District 50 since 2014. She sits on the House Elections and Homeland Security and Public Safety committees. She also serves as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the House LGBTQ Caucus. Previously, Israel served on... Read More →
avatar for Dade Phelan

Dade Phelan

State Representative
Phelan, R-Beaumont, has represented House District 21 since 2015. He serves as chair of the House State Affairs Committee and was appointed to the State Water Infrastructure Fund for Texas Advisory Committee. Phelan was selected as a U.S. foreign delegate to China and Taiwan by the... Read More →



Tuesday September 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

Live Recording of The Washington Post's "Cape Up" Podcast
Texas Democratic Senate candidate and U.S. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar joins Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart to discuss her military career, the 2020 election and how she plans to beat Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas to win a Senate seat.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. It is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Festival. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 22.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival.

Moderator
avatar for Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart

Opinion Columnist & Editorial Board Member at The Washington Post
Capehart is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and opinion writer for The Washington Post and a member of the Post’s editorial board. He also hosts the Post’s “Cape Up” podcast and is an MSNBC contributor, where he regularly serves as a substitute anchor. Previously, Capehart... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas
Hegar announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in April 2019, challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. She is a retired Air Force officer and recipient of the Purple Heart. In 2012, she successfully sued the Department of Defense to repeal the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which... Read More →



Tuesday September 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Stacey Abrams
The voting rights activist on increasing turnout, battling suppression, why a complete Census count is so critical, and her future plans.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 19 and aired on Sept. 22.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by University of Texas Press.

Purchase Stacey Abrams' latest book "Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Alexa Ura

Alexa Ura

Demographics Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

Founder of Fair Fight Action and Former Democratic Candidate for Georgia Governor
Abrams is a voting rights activist and the founder of Fair Fight Action, an organization focused on voter registration, ballot access and vote counting. Previously, she served as democratic leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, where... Read More →



Tuesday September 22, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Wednesday, September 23
 

8:00am CDT

Recording of the "Matt Lewis and the News" Podcast
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan talks to Matt Lewis about his memoir, how his state has responded to the coronavirus and the transformation of the Republican Party.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis

Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast and Commentator for CNN
Lewis is a senior columnist at the Daily Beast, political commentator for CNN and host of the podcast, “Matt Lewis & The News,” where he interviews newsmakers, authors and other prominent public figures. He is also the author of “Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Governor of Maryland
Hogan has served as governor of Maryland since 2015. He is the founder and president of The Hogan Companies, a diverse set of companies that specialize in real estate brokerage, investment and development. Hogan also founded “Change Maryland,” a nonprofit, anti-tax advocacy organization... Read More →



Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Jeb Bush
The former governor of Florida on reforming education, making sure students are well served during the pandemic and the family business.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by General Motors. Media support is provided by Chalkbeat.

Moderator
avatar for Sarah Darville

Sarah Darville

National Editor at Chalkbeat
Darville is a managing editor at Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news site covering education, where she oversees national reporting. She recently wrote a piece about the challenges of reopening America’s schools that was co-published with the New York Times Sunday Review. Darville was previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush

Former Governor of Florida
Bush served as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He was the third Republican elected to the state’s highest office and the first Republican in the state’s history to be reelected. Previously, Bush founded the nonprofit organization Foundation for Florida's Future, served... Read More →



Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Heat is On
Climate change is a racial issue. Climate change is a gender issue. Climate change is a generational issue. This crazy year has only made it more so.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 20 and aired on Sept. 23.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Neste and supported by Burnt Nopal and CapMetro.

Purchase Varshini Prakash’s "Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can” and Ayana Johnson’s “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for John Schwartz

John Schwartz

Science Writer at The New York Times
Schwartz is a science writer for The New York Times, where he covers climate change. He also writes a humor column for the business section’s mutual funds quarterly and previously covered topics including the space program, law and infrastructure. Before joining the Times, Schwartz... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University
Hayhoe is a professor at Texas Tech University, where she is also the director of the Climate Science Center. She has been the lead author for several National Climate Assessments and her research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we... Read More →
avatar for Varshini Prakash

Varshini Prakash

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sunrise Movement
Prakash is the executive director and co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led organization that advocates for political action on climate change. She is the author of “Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can,” published in 2020. Prakash was one of TIME’S... Read More →
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Robert Bullard

Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University
Bullard is the former dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs and a distinguished professor at Texas Southern University. Previously, he was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. Bullard is also an... Read More →
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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv
Johnson is the founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions, and the founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute and served as a leader of the march for... Read More →



Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
  On Demand

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Hillary Rodham Clinton
The former U.S. secretary of state on the lessons of 2016, the stakes in 2020 and a life of public service.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 22 and aired on Sept. 23.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC. It is supported by Capital Metro.

Purchase Hillary Rodham Clinton’s latest book "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Joy Reid

Joy Reid

MSNBC Anchor and Host of "The ReidOut"
Reid is an MSNBC anchor and has been host of “The ReidOut,” a Washington D.C.-based weeknight show, since July. She is the author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide,” published in 2015. Previously, Reid was the host of “The Reid Report,” a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State
Clinton served as U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Previously, she was elected to the U.S. Senate and became the first American first lady to win a public office seat. In 2016, she became the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Clinton... Read More →



Wednesday September 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Thursday, September 24
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Gary Cohn
The former director of the National Economic Council on the state of the economic recovery, turbulent financial markets and how to get America back to work.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 22 and aired on Sept. 24.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC. It is supported by Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP.

Moderator
avatar for Stephanie Ruhle

Stephanie Ruhle

Correspondent for NBC News and Anchor for "MSNBC Live"
Ruhle is a correspondent for NBC News and anchors “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” and “MSNBC Live with Velshi & Ruhle.” Previously, she served as anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, where she co-hosted “Bloomberg... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Cohn

Gary Cohn

Former Director of the National Economic Council
Cohn served as assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 to April 2018 under President Donald Trump. As chief economic advisor, he managed the Trump administration’s economic policy agenda and efforts to grow the... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
  Live + Replay

8:00am CDT

Over the Rainbow
The fight over LGBTQIA+ rights, politics and policies goes on.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Lyft.

Moderator
avatar for Katelyn Burns

Katelyn Burns

Contributing Writer at Vox
Burns is a freelance journalist and contributing writer at Vox. Previously, she was the federal policy reporter for Rewire.News, where she covered the U.S. Congress and federal policy issues. Burns also worked as a freelance journalist covering transgender news for them., an online... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Annise Parker

Annise Parker

President & CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute
Parker serves as president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Victory Institute, national organizations dedicated to electing LGBTQ candidates to office. Previously, she served as mayor of Houston from 2010 to 2016 and was the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city. Parker... Read More →
avatar for Alphonso David

Alphonso David

President of the Human Rights Campaign
David is a nationally recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and president of the Human Rights Campaign. Previously, he was counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and served as the governor’s chief counsel and principal legal advisor. David also served four years in Gov. Cuomo’s... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival: One-on-One with Jon Tester
The Montana Senator on how to help rural America, being a Democrat in a Republican state, and the value of hard work.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 22 and aired on Sept. 24.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival.

Purchase Jon Tester's latest book "Grounded: A Senator's Lessons on Winning Back Rural America” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman

Senior Writer at POLITICO
Sherman is a senior writer for POLITICO and co-authors POLITICO’s Playbook, the publication’s political morning newsletter, with Anna Palmer. He is the co-author of the national bestselling book "The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America," published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jon Tester

Jon Tester

U.S. Senator
Tester, D-Montana, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. He serves as a ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is a member of the Appropriations and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committees. Previously, Tester served as a member of the Montana... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
  On Demand

10:00am CDT

A Town Hall on Higher Ed
Three of the state's top higher education policy makers answer questions from students whose lives and academic pursuits are materially impacted by their work.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Austin Community College, Philanthropy Advocates, Texas Exes, Texas Association of Community Colleges and Trellis Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Alana Rocha

Alana Rocha

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Rocha joined the Tribune staff as a multimedia reporter after working in television and radio news for eight years. She has covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and Texas and traveled the country reporting from the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaign trails. In her five... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harrison Keller

Harrison Keller

Texas Higher Education Commissioner
Keller has served as the state's higher education commissioner since 2019. Previously, he was a clinical professor of public policy practice at the University of Texas at Austin and served as a deputy to the university’s president for strategy and policy. Keller also worked in the... Read More →
avatar for Chris Turner

Chris Turner

State Representative
Turner, D-Grand Prairie, has represented House District 101 since 2013. He also served as the district’s state representative from 2009 to 2011. He currently serves as chair of the House Higher Education Committee,vice chair of the Redistricting Committee and he sits on the Insurance... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Creighton

Brandon Creighton

State Senator
Creighton, R-Conroe, has represented Senate District 4 since 2014. He serves as chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, vice chair of the Water and Rural Affairs Committee and sits on the Business and Commerce, State Affairs, and Property Tax committees. Previously, Creighton... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

11:30am CDT

One-on-One with Peter Hotez
The scientist on the hunt for a vaccine, why the feds failed Texas and how we can reopen safely by October.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 24.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is supported by Texas A&M University. Media support is provided by WFAA.

Moderator
avatar for Edgar Walters

Edgar Walters

Health Care Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Walters is an investigative reporter covering health and human services for the Tribune. In 2017, he won a Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for his coverage on foster care health. Previously, Walters was a political reporting fellow for the Berliner Zeitung, a daily newspaper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hotez

Peter Hotez

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital
Hotez is an expert in vaccine development and neglected tropical diseases. He has led several projects to develop new vaccines, including a vaccine to protect against SARS, an earlier coronavirus. Hotez is also a fellow in disease and poverty at the James A. Baker III Institute for... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
  Live + Replay
 
Friday, September 25
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Robert Kaplan
The president of the Dallas Fed on the health of the U.S. economy, what Congress should be doing and why we don't need a shutdown.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Raise Your Hand Texas and supported by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Slack, TEXAS 2036 and Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP.

Moderator
avatar for Joe Weisenthal

Joe Weisenthal

News Editor for the Americas at Bloomberg and Co-Host of "What'd You Miss?"
Weisenthal joined Bloomberg in 2014, where he is the news editor for the Americas and co-host of “What’d You Miss?” the media company’s flagship program on the daily markets. Previously, he served as the executive editor for Business Insider, where he also covered Wall Street... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplan

Robert Kaplan

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Kaplan has served as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2015. Previously, he was the Martin Marshall professor of management practice and a senior associate dean at Harvard Business School. He serves as chair of Project A.L.S. and co-chair of the... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

A Conversation with Michael McCaul and Van Taylor
Two members of the Texas congressional delegation talk about the week's news and look ahead to Election Day.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 24 and aired on Sept. 25.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Media support for this session is provided by Washington Examiner.

Moderator
avatar for David M. Drucker

David M. Drucker

Senior Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner

Speakers
avatar for Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul

U.S. Representative
McCaul, R-Austin, has represented Texas' 10th Congressional District since 2005. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs and National Security committees and previously served as chair of the Homeland Security committee. Previously, McCaul was chief of Counter Terrorism and National... Read More →
avatar for Van Taylor

Van Taylor

U.S. Representative
Taylor, R-Plano, has represented Texas' 3rd Congressional District since 2019. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services. Previously, Taylor represented District 8 in the Texas Senate from 2015 to 2019 and served in the United States Marine Corps.



Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Cruel and Unusual
How the coronavirus is punishing prisoners, prisons, and staff.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Keri Blakinger

Keri Blakinger

Reporter at The Marshall Project
Blakinger is a Houston-based staff writer for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom focused on criminal justice. She previously covered prisons, prosecutors and death row for the Houston Chronicle, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, VICE, The New York... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews

Author and Daughter of a Texas Prison Inmate who contracted COVID-19
Crews is a storyteller and author of the New York Times best selling memoir “Burn Down the Ground,” a book about her chaotic childhood with deaf parents, published in 2012. She owns and operates the performance venue Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Crews has been vocal on demanding... Read More →
avatar for Ed Gonzalez

Ed Gonzalez

Harris County Sheriff
Gonzalez has served as Harris County sheriff since 2016, where he leads 5,000 employees in the largest sheriff’s office in Texas. Previously, he served 18 years in the Houston police department as a police officer, sergeant and investigator. Gonzalez also served as the vice mayor... Read More →
avatar for Somil Trivedi

Somil Trivedi

Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU
Trivedi is a senior staff attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project, working closely with the ACLU’s campaign for Smart Justice. Previously, he served as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice’s fraud section and the U.S attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. Trivedi... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Trade in the Time of COVID
What the pandemic means for the global economy.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by Neste and supported by The University of Texas at Austin. Media support is provided by the Financial Times.

Moderator
avatar for James Politi

James Politi

World Trade Editor for The Financial Times
Politi covers international trade, U.S. trade policy, globalization, the IMF and the World Bank as  the world trade editor for The Financial Times. Previously, he served as the FT’s Rome bureau chief, where he led the coverage of Italian politics, economics and the Vatican. Politi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karen Pierce

Karen Pierce

British Ambassador to the U.S.
Pierce has served as the british ambassador to the U.S. at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since March 2020. Previously, she served as the United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York from 2006 to 2009, where she acted as the president of the UN... Read More →
avatar for Antonio Garza

Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He is currently counsel to White & Case in Mexico City and serves as a trustee to Southern Methodist University. He is a past president of the University of Texas at Austin's alumni association. Garza has also served... Read More →
avatar for Earl Anthony Wayne

Earl Anthony Wayne

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Wayne is a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and to Argentina and a former deputy ambassador in Afghanistan. Previously, he worked for three U.S. secretaries of state as the assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs. Wayne is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

[Partner Program] The Future of Mobility: Building for the Next 20 Years and Beyond
Join the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority for a candid discussion with Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein and former Austin American-Statesman transportation reporter Ben Wear about the early days of the Mobility Authority, lessons learned over the past 20 years, the current impact of COVID and how the organization is preparing for the future of mobility.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 25.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival. 

Sponsors
avatar for Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Supporting Sponsor
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a local, independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the regional transportation system in Travis and Williamson Counties. The Mobility Authority implements innovative and sustainable transportation options to enhance quality... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

One-on-One with Rachel Maddow
The MSNBC anchor and best-selling author on the twists and turns of the 2020 election, the secret to a good interview, and why local news matters.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow

Host of “The Rachel Maddow Show”
Maddow has served as the host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC since 2008. She received the Interfaith Alliance with the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award in 2010 and the John Steinbeck Award in 2012. Previously, Maddow served as a host on Air... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Saturday, September 26
 

8:00am CDT

Generation Now
These young politicians and activists have been called to lead at the moment we need them most.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by LBJ School of Public Affairs and Energy Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter

National Correspondent for TIME
Alter is a national correspondent for TIME magazine and author of “The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America,” which was published this year. She has covered the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections and is the co-host of “Alter Family... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benji Backer

Benji Backer

President of the American Conservation Coalition
Backer is president and founder of the American Conservation Coalition, a nonprofit organization focusing on conservative approaches to environmental issues. He graduated from the University of Washington in May and serves on the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum's Leadership Council... Read More →
avatar for Devereaux Peters

Devereaux Peters

Film Producer, Two-Time WNBA Champion and Founding Member of the Everytown Athletic Council
Peters is a two-time WNBA champion and the founding member of Everytown Athletic Council, the nation's largest gun violence prevention organization. In 2019, she launched her production company, Devereaux Productions, and is developing a series of empowering stories about underrepresented... Read More →
avatar for Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, California
Tubbs has served as mayor of Stockton since 2016. He is the youngest mayor representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents and has been recognized in POLITICO’s Top 50, Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” and awarded the... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

Screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” with Alamo On Demand
Join The Texas Tribune Festival and Alamo On Demand for a special evening documentary screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” an intimate account of legendary U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the civil rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening and conversation are presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian
Meacham is an author and presidential biographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” in 2009. Previously, Meacham served as executive director at Random House. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review and the former... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

8:30pm CDT

A Conversation on “John Lewis: Good Trouble” with Jon Meacham and Alamo On Demand
An intimate account of legendary U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the civil rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. This film is directed by Dawn Porter.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This screening and conversation are presented in partnership with Alamo on Demand and sponsored by AT&T.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian
Meacham is an author and presidential biographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” in 2009. Previously, Meacham served as executive director at Random House. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review and the former... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Sunday, September 27
 

10:00am CDT

The Roundtable
Tribune CEO Evan Smith sits down with reporters and pundits to discuss the top stories of the week and look ahead to the November election.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Lone Star College, AARP, Texas Realtors and Capital Metro.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
Ramsey is the executive editor and co-founder of the Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Previously, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald. Ramsey also... Read More →
avatar for Erica Grieder

Erica Grieder

Metro Columnist at the Houston Chronicle
Grieder has served as a metro columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 2017. Previously, she served as the southwest correspondent for The Economist and senior editor at Texas Monthly. Grieder is the author of “Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange... Read More →
avatar for Gromer Jeffers Jr.

Gromer Jeffers Jr.

Political Writer for The Dallas Morning News
Jeffers Jr. is the political writer for The Dallas Morning News, where he has covered the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Previously, he served as The Dallas Morning News’ City Hall reporter, where he covered the second term of Dallas Mayor... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Tilove

Jonathan Tilove

Chief Political Writer for the Austin American-Statesman
Tilove is the chief political writer for the Austin American-Statesman, where he also writes the “First Reading” blog and a weekly Sunday column. Previously, he worked as a political reporter at the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Tilove is the author of “Along Martin Luther King... Read More →



Sunday September 27, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Monday, September 28
 

8:00am CDT

Back in Business
An inside view of the reopening of the economy.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is presented by PepsiCo and supported by Oncor and JPMorgan Chase. Media support is provided by The Dallas Morning News.

Moderator
avatar for Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Editor of the Dallas Morning News
Wilson has served as the editor of The Dallas Morning News and dallasnews.com since 2014. Previously, he was the managing editor of ESPN’s data journalism website, FiveThirtyEight. Wilson also served as the managing editor and news features editor for The Tampa Bay Times, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Laura Huffman

Laura Huffman

President & CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce
Huffman is president and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization focused on business and economic development in the Austin area. Prior to joining the Chamber, she served as Texas state director of The Nature Conservancy and board chair for the Texas... Read More →
avatar for Tom Luce

Tom Luce

Founder & Chair of Texas 2036
Luce founded Texas 2036, a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future. In April, he was appointed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s Strike Force to Reopen Texas. Luce has served as assistant secretary of education under... Read More →
avatar for Scott McClelland

Scott McClelland

President of H-E-B Food/Drug Stores
McClelland is the president of H-E-B, where he oversees the operations of all H-E-B banners in Texas. He is the former chair of the Greater Houston Partnership board. McClelland also served as the board chair of the Houston Food Bank and was the president of H-E-B's Houston opera... Read More →



Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival: One-on-One with Alexis McGill Johnson
The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America on the intersection of women's health and racial justice.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 22 and aired on Sept. 28.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival and supported by St David's Foundation.

Moderator
avatar for Anna Palmer

Anna Palmer

Senior Washington Correspondent for POLITICO
Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO’s Playbook, the publication’s political morning newsletter. She is the co-author of "The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America," published in 2019. Palmer also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexis McGill Johnson

Alexis McGill Johnson

President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Johnson is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, where she previously served as Board volunteer for nearly a decade. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers... Read More →



Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Power Broker
The biographers of James A. Baker III on how he ran Washington when Washington ran the world.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Mark Updegrove

Mark Updegrove

President & CEO of the LBJ Foundation
Updegrove serves as president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and is a presidential historian for ABC News. He previously served as director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, where he hosted the library’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit featuring former Presidents Barack Obama... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer at The New Yorker
Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes the weekly column “Trump’s Washington.” Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, editor of POLITICO and founder of POLITICO Magazine. Glasser also worked in several positions at The Washington... Read More →
avatar for Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times
Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, covering President Donald Trump and his administration. He has covered three other presidents for the Times and the Washington Post. Baker's most recent book, co-authored with his wife Susan Glasser, “The Man Who... Read More →



Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Recording of CBS News' "The Takeout" Podcast
Former U.S. representative and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke talks to Major Garrett about working to turn Texas blue.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 25 and aired on Sept. 28.

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Media support for this session is provided by CBS News.

Moderator
avatar for Major Garrett

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News
Garrett serves as CBS News' chief White House correspondent and host of “The Takeout," CBS News’ weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture. Previously, Garret served as a White House correspondent for Fox News, where he spent 16 months on the road covering the 2016... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke

Former U.S. Representative and Former Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
O’Rourke represented Texas’ 16th Congressional District in El Paso from 2013 to 2019. He rose to national prominence during his closer-than-expected, though ultimately unsuccessful, challenge of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. Despite his defeat, O'Rourke set a record for... Read More →



Monday September 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Tuesday, September 29
 

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Allen West
The newly minted chairman of the Texas GOP on keeping the state red in 2020 and where conservatism — and his party — goes from here.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Svitek covers politics for the Tribune and previously served as editor of The Blast, the Tribune's subscription-only daily newsletter for political insiders. He is the Tribune's primary correspondent on the campaign trail, covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. Prior to joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen West

Allen West

Chair of the Texas Republican Party
West was elected chair of the Texas Republican party in July. Previously, he represented Florida's 22nd Congressional District in the U.S. House from 2011 to 2013. A retired lieutenant colonel, West served in the U.S. military for 21 years, where he served in Kuwait and Iraq. He is... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

One-on-One with Julián Castro
The former U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate on the federal response to the coronavirus, leveraging Latinx political power and the prospects for progressive political reform.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 28 and aired on Sept. 29.

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This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC.

Moderator
avatar for Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez

MSNBC Anchor
Menendez is an MSNBC anchor, contributing editor at Bustle and host of the “Latina to Latina” podcast. Previously, she was a correspondent on the PBS show “Amanpour & Company” and the host of “Come Here and Say That” on Fusion. Menendez was also a host and producer at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julián Castro

Julián Castro

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Castro served as U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017 and as mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014. He was a Democratic candidate for U.S. President in 2020 and recently endorsed his former opponent Joe Biden. Castro... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Future of the Death Penalty
A former appeals court judge, a big-city district attorney and two criminal justice reporters discuss one of the most Texas subjects of all.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 25 and aired on Sept. 29.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

Moderator
avatar for Pamela Colloff

Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Magazine
Colloff joined ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine in 2017 after serving as an executive editor and staff writer for Texas Monthly. She has been nominated for seven National Magazine Awards, and she won for feature writing in 2013 and reporting on the corrosive effect that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maurice Chammah

Maurice Chammah

Staff Writer at The Marshall Project
Chammah is a staff writer at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news outlet that covers the criminal justice system. His first book, “Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty” will be published in January 2021. He won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress... Read More →
avatar for Elsa Alcala

Elsa Alcala

Former Judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Alcala joined Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of representation for those facing the death penalty, in 2019. Previously, she served seven years on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and nine years on the First Court of Appeals. Alcala was appointed... Read More →
avatar for Joe Gonzales

Joe Gonzales

Bexar County District Attorney
Gonzales has been the Bexar County district attorney in Texas since 2019. Previously, he worked as a trial prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney's office before opening up his own practice, where he worked as a criminal defense attorney. Gonzales also served as a magistrate... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Prognosis
The pandemic confirmed that we need to reform our system of funding and delivering health care. Two policy pros on what happens now.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Media support is provided by The 19th*.

Moderator
avatar for Shefali Luthra

Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter for The 19th
Luthra covers women and health care for The 19th, an Austin-based nonprofit newsroom focused on the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Previously, she was a correspondent for Kaiser Health News, where she spent six years covering health policy on the national and state levels... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Avik Roy

Avik Roy

Co-Founder & President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Roy is the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a nonprofit think tank that conducts research on expanding economic opportunity. He is also the policy editor at Forbes and manages The Apothecary, the publication’s blog on health care policy... Read More →
avatar for Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services under President Barack Obama
Slavitt oversaw Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace programs under former President Barack Obama. He is the founder and a general partner in Town Hall Ventures, which invests in innovative health care businesses. Slavitt... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] The Unique Challenges of College Athletics in 2020
How does a Division I athletic program operate during a global pandemic, and what is the effect on student-athletes? Join Ross Bjork and his team from Texas A&M Athletics as they discuss the challenges they’ve tackled during this most unusual year. From the hint in late February when study abroad trips were cancelled to nearly 70,000 students returning from spring break to online-only classes, the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest have tested our agility and perseverance, both mentally and physically.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 29.

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This session is presented and produced by Texas A&M University, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Sponsors
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Texas A&M University

Major Sponsor
A proud supporter of The Texas Tribune for nearly 10 years, Texas A&M University is a leading research university, generating more than $952M in FY 2019. Texas A&M combines knowledge, research and innovation to create solutions that few institutions have the depth and breadth to achieve... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

Washington Post Live in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival: A Conversation with H.R. McMaster
Former U.S. national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss his forthcoming book, how the global pandemic affects the most pressing foreign policy challenges and America’s standing in the world today.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. It is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Festival. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded and aired live on Sept. 29.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is a Washington Post Live event in partnership with the Texas Tribune Festival.

Purchase H.R. McMaster’s latest book "Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World” in our Festival book store here.

Moderator
avatar for Ellen Nakashima

Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter for The Washington Post
Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. She and her colleagues won a Pulitzer in 2018 for their coverage of Russia’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Nakashima was also part of a team... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.R. McMaster

H.R. McMaster

Former U.S. National Security Adviser
McMaster served as the U.S. national security adviser from 2017 to 2018. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army for 34 years before retiring as a lieutenant general in 2018. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

3:30pm CDT

One-on-One with Anthony Fauci
The nation's leading infectious disease expert on what we’ve learned about the coronavirus, the feds vs. the states, when it's safe to reopen and the road ahead.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

This session is supported by Lone Star College, St. David's HealthCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, DoorDash, TEXAS 2036 and Texas A&M University. Media support is provided by WFAA.

Moderator
avatar for Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright

Staff Writer at The New Yorker
Wright is an author, screenwriter and playwright who joined The New Yorker in 1992. He is the author of “The End of October,” published in 2020, a fictional novel about a pandemic and its effect on the world. Wright is also the author of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Fauci oversees an extensive research portfolio with a focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious and immune-mediated diseases. He has been a key advisor to six U.S. presidents on health preparedness initiatives against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

The First 2020 Presidential Debate with The Washington Post
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will meet onstage Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for the first of three 2020 presidential debates. Chris Wallace, anchor of “Fox News Sunday,” will moderate.

This is one of our FREE sessions, made possible by our partners at The Washington Post. You’re welcome to watch here or share with your friends and colleagues. This session was recorded and aired on Sept. 29.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.


Tuesday September 29, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes Flight: A Conversation with Neste and American Airlines
Tune in for a casual conversation about sustainable aviation fuel after the monumental agreement between Neste and American Airlines.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 30.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Neste, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Sponsors
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Neste

Major Sponsor
Neste is in the business of fighting climate change. Our role is to produce 100% renewable products that can accelerate the phase out of fossil fuels. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made from waste and residue materials, and are... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 8:05am CDT

8:00am CDT

[Partner Program] Using Waste as a Resource to Fight Climate Change
Listen and watch Raquel Silverberg, head of feedstock growth for Neste North America; Kris Russell, environmental program manager for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and Mary Taylor, national account manager for Mahoney Environmental, discuss how to use waste as a resource to fight climate change and how they worked together to create a closed-loop economy at D/FW Airport.

You’re welcome to watch this session here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session aired on Sept. 30.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented and produced by Neste, a sponsor of The Texas Tribune Festival.

Sponsors
avatar for Neste

Neste

Major Sponsor
Neste is in the business of fighting climate change. Our role is to produce 100% renewable products that can accelerate the phase out of fossil fuels. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel made from waste and residue materials, and are... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 8:05am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

The Spirit of '76
Jimmy Carter's biographer and one of his big-name appointees on the most misunderstood president in history.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Mark Updegrove

Mark Updegrove

President & CEO of the LBJ Foundation
Updegrove serves as president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation and is a presidential historian for ABC News. He previously served as director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, where he hosted the library’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit featuring former Presidents Barack Obama... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter

Author and Columnist for The Daily Beast
Alter is a columnist for The Daily Beast, an analyst for MSNBC and co-host of “Alter Family Politics,” a weekly family talk show on Sirius XM. Previously, he worked at Newsweek for 28 years as a senior editor and columnist. Alter is the author of three New York Times bestsellers... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Young

Andrew Young

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Young was appointed as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1977 under former President Jimmy Carter. Previously, he was a key strategist and negotiator during civil rights campaigns that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Young... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

8:00am CDT

Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival: A Conversation with Joaquin Castro and Henry Cuellar
Two members of the Texas congressional delegation talk about the week's news and look ahead to Election Day.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 28 and aired on Sept. 30.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is presented by Politico-LIVE at The Texas Tribune Festival and supported by Burnt Nopal, Pescador Public Strategies LLC and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

Moderator
avatar for Laura Barrón-López

Laura Barrón-López

National Political Reporter for POLITICO
Barrón-López covers House campaigns and the 2020 presidential race for POLITICO. Previously, she led the 2018 coverage of Democrats for the Washington Examiner, where she covered the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to reform the power of superdelegates and traveled to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative
Castro, D-San Antonio, has represented Texas’ 20th Congressional District since 2013. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Education and Labor Committee. He also serves as chair of the Texas Democratic Caucus. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

U.S. Representative
Cuellar, D-Laredo, has represented Texas’ 28th Congressional District since 2005. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and vice chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Previously, Cuellar served as a member of the Texas House from 1987 to... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

10:00am CDT

One-on-One with Samantha Power
The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on the state of diplomacy, the fight for human rights and our place in the world.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 29 and aired on Sept. 30.

The Texas Tribune Festival brings you the biggest names in politics, policy and media. Check out the Festival website to watch some of our favorite free sessions from the 2020 Festival, and sign up to receive Texas Tribune event updates.

This session is programmed and presented in partnership with MSNBC.

Moderator
avatar for Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

Host of MSNBC's "All In"
Hayes is the host of “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC and has served as editor-at-large of The Nation since 2007. Previously, he hosted “Up with Chris Hayes” and served as a frequent substitute host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Power served as U.S. ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama. Previously, she served on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and as senior director for multilateral affairs and... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
VIRTUAL

12:00pm CDT

Every Day is Trump Day
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters for the New York Times and Washington Post on how they cover a president without precedent.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival for the duration of the monthlong event.

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker

White House Reporter for The Washington Post
Parker has been a White House reporter for The Washington Post since 2017. Prior to joining the Post, Parker worked as a reporter for The New York Times, covering the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Parker is also a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC and has written for The... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent for The New York Times
Haberman joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on President Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. Previously, she served as a political reporter for POLITICO. Haberman also worked at The New York... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm CDT
VIRTUAL

7:00pm CDT

Closing Night Keynote: One-on-One with Bob Woodward
The best-selling author and legendary Washington Post associate editor on the revelations in “Rage,” how he got Donald Trump to talk and talk, how his approach to reporting has changed over nearly fifty years of covering presidents and what he thinks of journalism today.

This session was available to ticket holders of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival to watch live and was not available on demand. 

Check out the Festival website for some of our freely available favorite sessions, and sign up to receive updates from the Festival team about available session videos, upcoming events and news on #TribFest21.

Moderator
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. Smith also hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” airing on PBS stations nationally.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Author and Associate Editor at The Washington Post
Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post where he has worked for 49 years and reported on every American president from Nixon to Trump. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes: first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein and second 20 years later... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
VIRTUAL
 
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