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Videos: Texas Political Culture

Kip Averitt discusses regional interests and the legislative process
Former State Senator Kip Averitt discusses regional interests in the legislative process
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section 4.1
Ben Barnes on the need for Democrats to be pro-business
Democratic stalwart Ben Barnes illustrates moderate positions commonly expressed among Texas Democrats.
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section 2.0
Former Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes recalls getting interested in politics while a student at The University of Texas Law School, an experience that ended with him being elected to the Texas House of Representatives at age twenty-one.
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section 3.1
Norma Chavez recalls the importance of personal connections in launching her political career.
Norma Chavez recalls the importance of personal connections in launching her political career.
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section 6.3
On women in Texas politics
Former governor Ann Richards and State Representative Geanie Morrison share reflections on women's involvement in Texas politics.
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section 5.2
Richard Flores on history and political culture
Richard Flores on history and political culture
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section 1.0
Richard Flores on childhood and his work re: the Alamo
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section 3.1
Richard Flores on the Alamo in film
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section 3.2
Bill Hobby on demographic change in Texas
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby discusses the pace and consequences of demographic change in Texas.
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section 5.2
Dallas Morning-News reporter Christy Hoppe on trends in the media.
Dallas Morning-News reporter Christy Hoppe on trends in the media.
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section 3.2
Barry McBee on popular opinion re: taxes and services in Texas
Barry McBee discusses popular opinion on taxes and services in Texas.
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section 4.0
Howard Miller on religious diversity in Texas
Howard Miller on religious diversity in Texas
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section 1.0
Howard Miller on religious diversity and tolerance
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section 2.0
Howard Miller on Christian denominations in Texas
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section 3.1
Rick Perry speaks at Republican convention.
Governor Rick Perry reaches out to black Republican Convention delegates in 2004.
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section 6.2
Ann Richards recalls involvement in politics as student.
Former Governor Ann Richards recalls how her passion for politics started while she was a student at The University of Texas at Austin.
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section 3.1
Former governor Ann Richards discusses the diversity of interests in the Democratic Party and the problems this diversity poses for party unity.
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section 6.2
Diversity in the Texas Legislature in the 1970s
Diversity in the Texas Legislature in the 1970s
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section 1.0
Craig Washington on being a committee chair in 1974
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section 5.2
Craig Washington on institutions and diverse interests
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section 6.1
Michael Williams on recruiting black GOP voters
Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams discusses the dynamics of efforts to attract black voters to the Republican Party.
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section 6.2

Features: Texas Political Culture

Texas Party Identification and Ideology (October 2012)
Texas Party Identification and Ideology (October 2012)
section 2.0
Texas Government as Model for Other States (February 2010)
Texas Government as Model for Other States (February 2010)
section 2.1
Texas as Model for Other States (May 2010)
Texas as Model for Other States (May 2010)
section 2.1
Transformation of the Texas economy
Transformation of the Texas economy
section 4.0
Urbanization in Texas, 1850-2000
Urbanization in Texas, 1850-2000
section 4.1
Where the jobs are - and good wages
Where the jobs are - and good wages
section 4.1
Texas economic regions
Texas economic regions
section 3.2
Per capita gross state product, 1977-2004
Per capita gross state product, 1977-2004
section 3.0
Peoples and cultures of early Texas
Peoples and cultures of early Texas
section 5.0
Where in Texas are indigenous groups?
Where in Texas are indigenous groups?
section 5.0
Majority-minority jurisdictions
Majority-minority jurisdictions
section 5.0
Geographic origins of Texas inhabitants
Geographic origins of Texas inhabitants
section 5.1
Demographics of race and ethnicity in Texas
Demographics of race and ethnicity in Texas
section 5.1
Texas racial and ethnic population trends
Texas racial and ethnic population trends
section 5.1
Gender in the Texas Legislature
Gender in the Texas Legislature
section 3.0
The demographics of voting
The demographics of voting
section 3.2
Black elected officials in Texas, 1970-2000
Black elected officials in Texas, 1970-2000
section 5.2
Latino elected officials in Texas, 1974-2003
Latino elected officials in Texas, 1974-2003
section 5.2
Race in the Texas Legislature
Race in the Texas Legislature
section 3.0
Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
section 4.4

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