A Word … With Jason Johnson

Texas Political Power Twins

Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro are fighting to turn their red state blue.


Episode Notes

Recorded as part of the Texas Tribune Festival, this week’s episode is a conversation with brothers US Representative Joaquin Castro and 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro. The brothers join Jason to discuss how the Biden administration is measuring up on the issues that were important to their own campaigns, the potential ripple effects of Texas’ new extreme abortion legislation, and the importance of Latino representation in the media.

Guests: Joaquin Castro, US Representative for Texas’ 20th District, and Julián Castro, former Secretary of HUD and 2020 presidential candidate

Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel, Jasmine Ellis, and Asha Saluja.


About the Show

America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having … the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock to empty promises to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race—ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word … with Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America’s challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.

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