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The Impeachment and Conviction of Texas Governor Jim Ferguson

It’s hard not to like the down-home folksy style that made Texas Governor Jim Ferguson so enormously popular 100 years ago. After all, he was known as “Farmer Jim.” He often said, “Civilization begins and ends with the plow.” Ferguson was a mesmerizing speaker and storyteller and was splendidly fluent in the dialects of rural…

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Texas Standard: September 9, 2019

How do you get the attention of state leaders? A federal judge proposes locking up Texas prison officials in their own overheated prisons. We’ll have more on the latest twist in a 5-year battle over Texas prisons where a judge says the heat constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. Also, the Texas Attorney General is leading…

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Hank Aaron, pt. 1 (Ep. 16, 2015)

In Black America host and producer John L. Hanson, Jr. presents remarks by Major League legend and Hall of Famer Henry Aaron, speaking at the Tom Johnson Lecture Series at the University of Texas with LBJ Library director Mark Updegrove.

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Daron Roberts (Ep. 13, 2015)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses collegiate academics and athletics with Daron Roberts, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin.

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