Listen in Lubbock

Broadband internet access isn't just a rural Texas issue, a statewide issue.
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It's estimated that nine million Texans don't have access to adequate internet, and it's not just a rural Texas problem. On this episode of Listen in, Lubbock, Texas Tribune reporter, Juan Pablo Garnham and Alex Driggers from the Floyd County Record, talk about what this looks like on the ground throughout the state and discuss what state leaders are doing to address the issue this legislative session.

Guests: 

Juan Pablo Garnham, Urban Affairs Reporter, Texas Tribune

Alex Driggers, Floyd County Record

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This week on Listen in Lubbock, we’re looking at city leadership and the barriers that exist to attract diverse candidates. It’s been an issue throughout the city’s history. and while it’s gotten better over the years, today those seats are mostly feasible for the retired or independently wealthy. We’ll talk about why that is and what’s currently underway to try and fix that.

Guests: 

Chuck Lanehart, historian, attorney and frequent contributer at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal's Caprock Chronicles.

Our community has been living with COVID-19 for a year and while we've learned a lot in that time, there's still a lot we don't know...and may never know. On our first episode of Listen in, Lubbock, we talk with Texas Tech Public Media senior reporter, Sarah Self-Walbrick, and Latino Lubbock's Christy Martinez Garcia, about what the lack of data means for the Lubbock community. 


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