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Friday, September 22 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live Recording of The Texas Tribune's "TribCast"

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Before the opening keynote, Festival attendees are invited to join us for a special pre-Festival live recording of the Texas Tribune TribCast. After the recording, walk over to the Hogg Memorial Auditorium for the opening keynote with U.S. Sen. Al Franken.

Supported by Huston-Tillotson University and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

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Emily Ramshaw (mod.)

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune
Ramshaw oversees The Texas Tribune’s editorial, technology, events and audience-building operations. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, 10 national Edward R. Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. She is a member of the board of the... Read More →
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Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor at 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. Before joining the Tribune, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald... Read More →

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Don Huffines

State Senator
Huffines, R-Dallas, has represented Senate District 16 since 2015. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee and sits on the Administration, Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees... Read More →
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Ron Nirenberg

Mayor of San Antonio
Nirenberg was elected mayor in June, defeating incumbent Ivy Taylor. Previously, he served on the San Antonio City Council, where he chaired the city’s Quality of Life and City Council Comprehensive Planning committees and served on the board of the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning... Read More →
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Karen Tumulty

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post
Tumulty covers national politics for The Washington Post, where she has been since 2010. She previously served as national political correspondent for TIME Magazine, where she spent 15 years writing or co-writing more than three-dozen cover stories. Tumulty also worked for the Los... Read More →
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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 Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," which was translated into 24 languages and won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. He also co-produced HBO’s Emmy award-winning... Read More →

Friday September 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Texas Union Theater