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    Oil And Politics: A History

    This hour, we’ll learn how money and politics became fast friends in the Texas sun with Alan Peppard of The Dallas Morning News. His three-part series, “Islands of the Oil Kings,” concludes in this Sunday’s paper.

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    Texas Embraces Bitcoin

    We’ll talk this hour about why the Lone Star State is so open to Bitcoin with Loren Steffy, who writes about the topic in the August issue of Texas Monthly.

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    Texas’ National Parks

    This hour, we’ll talk about Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Big Bend National Park and other Texas sites within the system with Texas National Parks Coordinator Russ Whitlock.

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    Dallas’ Place In Music History

    We’ll talk this hour about Dallas’ musical past and listen to songs produced in the city with music historian Alan Govenar. His new book is The Dallas Music Scene: 1920s-1960s.

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    The Rick Perry Report Card

    We’ll talk this hour about Rick Perry’s accomplishments and failures with Texas Monthly writers Brian Sweany and Erica Grieder, who grade his time in office in the July issue.

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    Living Undocumented

    Immigration will be a much-debated topic during this year’s national and state campaigns. We’ll talk this hour about what it means to be undocumented with immigration rights activist Aviva Chomsky.

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    Economic Gender Gap In Texas Remains

    We’ll talk this hour about the economic challenges that Texas women face with Roslyn Dawson Thompson of Dallas Women’s Foundation and Frances P. Deviney of the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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    Murder And Mercy In Texas

    Hour 1: The shooting at a Dallas mini-mart shortly after 9/11 changed the lives of two people. New York Times reporter Anand Giridharadas joins the show to recount the incident and aftermath in his new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas.”

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    The Future Of Texas

    Hour 2: This hour we’ll discuss what Texas’ population will look like in the 21st Century with Steve Murdock, co-author of Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge.

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    Brian Schultz, Studio Movie Grill

    The owner and CEO of Studio Movie Grill, Brian Schultz, tells how persistence with movie distributors paid off in getting first-run films – and how his dine-in theater chain lures patrons to linger long after the credits roll.

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