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On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Dave about Travis Clardy’s addition to the House Speaker’s race, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Chancellor Robert Duncan’s surprise ouster from the Texas Tech University System and the Tribune’s latest coverage of families divided at the border.
1. Too early? I think not.
Evan and Patrick cautiously weigh in on what state Rep. Travis Clardy’s addition to the Texas House Speaker’s race means — and discuss why the electoral math in November could determine which kind of candidate eventually emerges from the pack.
2. Harvey feels like just yesterday.
Dave takes us through the recovery reality for families hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. It may be one year in the rearview, but it’s far from over, as evidenced by the ample conversations about it on the campaign trail.
3. Chancellor surprise
Evan takes us behind the scenes of the ouster of former state Sen. Robert Duncan from the chancellorship of the Texas Tech University System, and wades into the palace intrigue about why he tendered his resignation.
4. Families, still divided
Dave tells the story of a Guatemalan migrant father who was separated from his 7-year-old and then deported, leaving his son behind against his will. You’ll never guess who the father’s lawyer is. (Here’s your hint: He represents Stormy Daniels.)