Megaphone Texas

Real voices. Real politics. Real Texas. Opinions from Texans on progressive issues.

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Saturday Sep 11, 2021

Where should I spend my money as a Texas consumer, taking into account the political donations of businesses?  After looking up news articles, as well as donation numbers from employees, executives, and political action committees (PACs), I come up with conclusions for Fall 2021. Today's episode is on groceries.

Tuesday Jun 09, 2020

These are 11 minutes of raw audio recorded among protest marchers on Sunday, June 7, in Austin, Texas, in support of Black Lives Matter, Mike Ramos, the Austin Justice Coalition, and against racism and police brutality.  This was during a march from Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin toward the closed and fortified Texas Capitol grounds downtown.

Tuesday Jun 09, 2020

This is an excerpt of Chas Moore's speech at the protest for Mike Ramos, Black Lives Matter, and against police brutality, in Austin on Sunday, June 7, starting at Huston-Tillotson University.  Chas is the founder of the Austin Justice Coalition.
The cover art photo shows people holding signs saying, "I love you I'm sorry," "I stand with you", "Black lives matter," and more.

Monday Dec 09, 2019

Sheri Soltes is a nonprofit CEO in Austin, Texas, and she's running for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3, covering parts of Austin, Lakeway, Lago Vista, and other parts of this Central Texas county.  She talks about why this race matters to her, as well as the work it takes to win a local Texas election.  Her campaign site is:

Friday Oct 04, 2019

Dr. Terri LeClercq advocates for prisoners' civil rights.  Her past career as an English teacher at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law informs her current activism, along with a past arrest.

Sunday Sep 29, 2019

"Write to the people who piss you off.  You don't have to just be angry all the time."  Ellen is a retired reporter in Austin who wants to change the current government administration in power.  She wants people to get motivated to act on their values instead of waiting for others.

Friday Sep 27, 2019

Larry is a self-described activist with a background as a software developer.  Now retired, today he is active in political causes largely to feel better about his own mental health. He knocks on doors, talks to his Congressional representatives with personal stories, talks to his neighbors, travels to Washington DC, and develops relationships.  Here he gives his practical thoughts on Senators Cornyn and Cruz and Representative Williams in the 25th District in Texas.

Friday Sep 27, 2019

Stephanie started standing up for what she believed in, through protest, when she was young.  Today, she continues pushing for social and political causes around Texas as an activist.  Some of her causes include reproductive rights, anti-racism, prison reform, environmentalism, and human rights.

Friday Sep 27, 2019

75-year-old Bobbie in Austin is a very politically involved cartoonist and educator.  She advocates for many goals close to her, through art, rallies, postcarding, and voter registration.  She talks about why she does all this. 

Sunday Sep 22, 2019

Reverend Chuck Freeman of Williamson County works with the Justice Ministry for Unitarian Universalist congregations in Texas. He is very focused on organizing people to do good and fight against dangers from those in power. 

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