What Next

A Texas Standoff

The Democrats fled. The Republicans can have them arrested when they return. What happens now?


Episode Notes

The Texas Legislature is at a standstill. A month ago, House Democrats fled to D.C. to prevent the passage of a restrictive voting law, but as time ticks by it’s becoming clear that they might have to go back to the drawing board—and back to Texas.

Guest: Ashley Lopez, senior reporter at KUT.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz and Carmel Delshad.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Wilson is a founding producer for What Next and a former producer for The Gist.