Listen In, Lubbock: The Other Texas Drought
In the last decade, Texas has seen the most rural hospital closures than any other state in the country. Once a hospital closes it’s extremely difficult to reopen it. It is a problem that has left many already disadvantaged communities across the state without a lifeline. Texas Tech Public Media partnered with The Texas Newsroom, American Public Media Research Lab and PBS FRONTLINE, to figure out what can be done to fix this problem. On this episode of Listen In, Lubbock, we tease the investigative podcast will highlight the main finds of the reporting for this project.
Later on, we hear Sarah Self-Walbrick's conversation with democratic gubernatorial candidate, Beto O'Rourke as part of our Conversations with Candidates series—the transcript is linked below.
Jayme Lozano, Frontline reporter, Texas tech Public Media
Check out previous stories from Jayme and APM Research Lab reported throughout the year.
Click here to explore the data compiled by APM Research Lab for this project.
Texas health group cashes in on state’s rural hospital crisis, Politico's article on the previous owners of Bowie Memorial Hospital and their business model.