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The Daily Texan Podcast is a weekly, student-run podcast recapping each week in UT and related news. New episodes Fridays at 5pm.

FALL 2015

December 4, 2015: On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Austin Police Department’s implementation of body cameras, Peace Corps applications and the new Kin’s Coffee coming to campus. Get a sports update before the final football game of the season. Reporter Matthew Adams joins us to discuss the Fisher v. UT case before the Supreme Court hearings next week. Tune in for a roundup of the best albums of the year.

November 20, 2015: On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the UT community’s response to the Paris attacks, campus carry updates and the University’s investigation of a confrontation between members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a professor and unidentified attendee at an Institute for Israel Studies event. Get an update on the state of UT Athletics and tune in for a special edition of the Daily Texan Backbeat: The Global Teen Heartthrob Showdown.  

November 13, 2015: On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover Noodles and Company’s closure, solar-powered, phone-charging umbrellas coming to campus and renovations to Welch Hall. Reporters join us to discuss the Fight for $15 rally, the Million Student March, and the postponed Hall v. McRaven lawsuit. Stay updated on football, volleyball, and the men’s basketball team’s trip to China. Tune in for reviews of the new Ellie Goulding album Delirium and the new movie My All-American.

November 6, 2015: On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover UT’s collaboration with NASA, studies from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the weekend rains. Guests join us to discuss the statewide election, Uber’s response to proposed regulations and Mayor Steve Adler’s campus visit. Get an update on football and basketball. Tune in for a review of The Neighbourhood’s sophomore album Wiped Out! and get ready for Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend.

October 30, 2015: ​On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover the Safe Campus Act, a “supermouse” and changes to the university shuttle buses. Listen to a recap of the third GOP presidential debate and get some insight on the upcoming Fisher vs. University of Texas Supreme Court hearing. We also breakdown the apparel deal between UT and Nike. Tune in for reviews of Fuzz’s new album II and the new movie “Our Brand Is Crisis.” A special guest joins us for a chilling edition of Crime Corner.

October 23, 2015: On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we cover therapy robots, the biannual Energy Poll and the latest Student Government resolution. Reporters join us to discuss the ongoing implementation of Shared Services and the limited choice of gender pronouns offered at UT. We also recap the basketball scrimmage and look ahead to the football game against Kansas State and review of Deerhunter's newest release, Fading Frontier.

October 16, 2015: On this week’s episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss Bevo’s passing, the Hidden Pines Fire in Bastrop County, campus carry protests and Veggie Heaven’s comeback. We also cover the newest regulations on ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft and analyze guns as a key part of CNN’s Democratic debate and UT’s Student Government debate. Tune in for a football and basketball update and a review of Selena Gomez’s second solo album Revival.

October 9, 2015: On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the online threat to campus which UTPD deemed non-credible  Daniel Jaffe’s appointment as Vice President of Research and decreases in campus food waste. We analyze updates to campus carry — including the departure of economics professor Daniel Hamermesh — and increased female enrollment within the Cockrell School of Engineering. We also look to the Red River Showdown with Longhorn gameday predictions, and we break down the must-see artists of Austin City Limits Music Festival's second weekend. This newscast also features a review of Deafheaven's third album New Bermuda.​

September 25, 2015: On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss the upcoming Moody bridge, a student led Islamophobia protest, food trucks on campus and UT's graduation rates. We also look towards the Longhorn's game against Oklahoma State University and review Mac Miller's latest album GO:OD AM.

September 18, 2015: On this week's episode of The Daily Texan Newscast, we discuss The UT System's Bystander Intervention Initiative, disgruntled employees at Wheatsville Co-op, the Megabus terminal relocation, the UT green fee and the increased prevalence of sexual assaults in Texas. We also get updates on the state of UT Athletics following the resignation of UT athletic director Steve Patterson and review The Libertines' latest album Anthems for Doomed Youth

September 11, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan Newscast we discuss fracking on UT System lands, Julian Castro's visit to campus, gender neutral bathrooms, the upcoming Kinsolving coffee shop and updates on campus carry. We also get an update on the week in UT Athletics and review The Arcs' debut album Yours, Dreamily.

SPRING 2015

May 8, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss Gregory Fenves', the next president of UT Austin, goals as president, an update on regent Wallace Hall's records requests, proposed changes to the Permanent University Fund, and developing news to keep watching over the summer.

May 1, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss the universities plans to expand into East Campus, a bill in the Texas Legislature to limit tuition increases, the Longhorn Band coach leaving, the Blue Bell recall, Mellow Mushroom closing, and Chile's coupons in honor of Rotnofsky and Mandalapu.

April 24, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss the Student Government assembly's vote against a divestment resolution, Wallace Hall's appeal to the Attorney General, the results of an investigation into SAE, traffic changes, and updates on open carry legislation.

April 17, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss President Powers' record on improving graduation rates, the Jefferson Davis statue being vandalized, potential changes to the Hazlewood exemption, Student Government President Xavier Rotnofsky and Vice President Rohit Mandalapu's platform goals, and rising rent prices in Austin.

April 10, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss a bill to repeal the Texas Dream Act, a bomb threat at the Butler School of Music, student organizations advocacy for divestment related to Palestine, and a retrospective on the Rady-Strickland administration.

April 3, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss Shaka Smart as the Longhorns' new head basketball coach, the results of the Wallace Hall grand jury, and a recap of last weekend's roundup festivities.

March 27, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss Greg Fenves who has been named the sole finalist for the position of UT Austin President, campus-carry, roundup, and SG advocating the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue.

March 13, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu winning the Student Government executive alliance election, a religious freedom bill, SAE, the new regents, and SXSW updates.

March 6, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss the Student Government Executive Alliance runoff, a Texas marijuana bill, the UT Austin presidential search, and the Graduate Student Assembly Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

February 27, 2015: On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss University Democrat's Student Government endorsements, developments in the ongoing campus carry debate, and the expansion of Urban Outfitters on the drag.

February 20, 2015: In the first Daily Texan NewsCast of the semester Eleanor Dearman and Samantha Ketterer discuss the first same sex marriage in Texas, Student Government elections, a campus-wide blackout, the next president of UT, and a bomb threat in West Campus.

SUMMER 2014

July 31, 2014: In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the UT System Board of Regents naming Naval Adm. William McRaven the sole finalist to replace Francisco Cigarroa as chancellor and Abigail Fisher's request for the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear her case against the University en banc. They also talk with guest Nick Castillo about media reports on Texas football coach Charlie Strong removing multiple players off the football team for violating his core values.

July 17, 2014: In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the news and events surrounding President William Powers Jr.'s resignation on July 9. They also talk about the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Fisher v. UT case and candidates to replace UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

July 3, 2014: In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss the UT System's new investigation into the University's admissions process and a recent Daily Texan story on students denied transfer into the computer science department after they say advisors told them they would be admitted if they had at least a 2.5 GPA. They also talk about a recent package story on student loan debt.

June 12, 2014: In this podcast, Jacob Kerr and Amanda Voeller discuss some of the biggest stories in May, including the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations vote that grounds for UT System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment exist. They also talk about the University's tuition rates for fall 2014, as approved by the Board of Regents.

SPRING 2014

May 2, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and special guest Bobby Blanchard recap the biggest news stories from the Spring 2014 semester. They also discuss Bobby's recent story on student housing on the UT campus.

April 25, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Madlin Mekelburg and Nicole Cobler discuss the recent on-campus Shared Services protest, which resulted in the arrest of 18 students. They also talk about the latest news surrounding the possible impeachment of Regent Wallace Hall.

April 18, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guest Nicole Cobler discuss a letter authored by three UT faculty members asking President William Powers Jr. to withdraw his endorsement of Shared Services. They also talk about Nicole's recent story on graduate student housing.

April 11, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guest Madlin Mekelburg discuss the past week's Civil Rights Summit, which was hosted on the UT campus by the LBJ Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. They also talk about the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations' report on Regent Wallace Hall.

April 4, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Julia Brouillette and Madlin Mekelburg talk about the recent Fort Hood shooting. They also talk about newly-released notes from a summer 2013 UT System Board of Regents meeting suggesting Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked President William Powers Jr. to step down and Jacob's recent story on traffic in the Austin area.

March 28, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Nicole Cobler and Chris Hummer discuss Texas Student Media's decision to keep The Daily Texan's print schedule at five days a week. They also talk about the ad hoc committee of student leaders' revised tuition proposal and Chris' story on the future of the Frank Erwin Center.

March 21, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Alyssa Mahoney and Madlin Mekelburg talk about Austin City Council voting to reduce the occupancy limit for unrelated adults in single family houses from six to four. They also discuss a recent email from UT System Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster to Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa suggesting Regent Wallace Hall criticized Cigarroa's job performance weeks before the chancellor's resignation and possible revisions to the student leaders' tuition proposal, at the request of the regents.

March 7, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Alyssa Mahoney and Nicole Cobler discuss the results of Texas primary elections for governor and lieutenant governor. They also talk about Alyssa's in-depth story on the history and future of Waller Creek.

Feb. 28, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Nicole Cobler and Julia Brouillette discuss the results from the student elections, including the Rady-Strickland campaign winning the Student Government executive alliance race. They also talk about last week's Texas Student Media board meeting and a recent incident in which APD arrested a jogger in West Campus for "failure to identify" and "failure to obey a pedestrian control device."

Feb. 21, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guest Bobby Blanchard discuss the Interfraternity Council's decision not to endorse any candidates in the student election races and the results of the Senate of College Councils election. They also discuss Bobby's recent in-depth story on connections between the executive alliance campaigns and student organizations on campus.

Feb. 14. 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Bobby Blanchard and Madlin Mekelburg discuss UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's resignation and the upcoming student elections. They also talk about the Austin City Council's vote on stealth dorms.

Feb. 7, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guest Madlin Mekelburg discuss a letter sent by UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa to the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations and recap the recent board of regents meeting. They also talk about recent news surrounding the implementation of the Shared Services Plan at UT.

Jan. 31, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Julia Brouillette and Nicole Cobler talk about the University's handling of Tuesday's inclement weather. They also discuss a proposal submitted by three student leaders to the University and UT System to increase tuition for non-resident students and a petition to restore funding for the Texas Memorial Museum.

Jan. 24, 2014: In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Jordan Rudner and Bobby Blanchard discuss the latest news surrounding Texas Student Media's move to the Moody College of Communication and the hiring of Clay Johnston as the inaugural dean of the Dell Medical School. They also discuss Texas gubernatorial campaign donations from UT faculty, staff and regents.

Jan. 17, 2014: In the first podcast of 2014, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Bobby Blanchard and Madlin Mekelburg discuss UT's hiring of Charlie Strong as head coach of the football team and the decision to move Texas Student Media to the Moody College of Communication.

FALL 2013

More committee hearings, football tickets and a Fisher v. Texas update: ​In this week's The Daily Texan Podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss the latest ongoing developments in the Wallace Hall committee hearings. They also talk about Christine's in-depth look at alumni tickets and an update on The Fisher v. Texas hearings. 

New athletic director, sexual assault and latest regent controversy: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss the most recent regent controversies. They also talk about the new athletic director and Rudner's story on the underreporting of sexual assault.

Abortion fight, casting conflicts and budget cuts: In this week’s The Daily Texan podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss the developments in Texas’ new abortion law. They also talk about the conflicts behind casting in the College of Fine Arts, and the budget cuts at the Texas Memorial Museum.

Undocumented Students, Moody Foundation and Regent News: ​In this podcast, Christine Ayala, Jordan Rudner and special guest Madlin Meckelburg discuss the long discussion at the Student Government meeting on undocumented students. They also discuss the $50 million donation from the Moody Foundation to the College of Communication, and the committee hearings on Wallace Hall.

Student Government debates stipends and federal government reopens: ​In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner break down a possible upcoming resolution in Student Government that will end stipends for members of SG's executive board. They also discuss how the reopening of the federal government has impacted UT.

Post Office closure, CapMetro closure and course auditing: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and special guests Madlin Mekelburg and Anthony Green discuss the news that the campus post office is slated to close in February. They also discuss CapMetro and the possible safety loophole course auditing creates.

Wendy Davis, Government Shutdown and ACL: In this week's Daily Texan Podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss Wendy Davis' announcement, the government shutdown and ACL.

4 year graduation rates and Bevo​: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss the recent four year graduation rates and Christine Ayala's long form feature on UT's mascot — Bevo.

Funding for engineering building, foundations adjustments: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Jordan Rudner and Jacob Kerr discuss the recent action by the UT System Board of Regents to approve a new funding plan for the University's new engineering building. They also discuss adjustments made to the University's foundations policy and President William Powers Jr. State of the University address.

Updates on the Longhorn Network and the Regents: In the first Daily Texan podcast of the 2013 fall semester, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jordan Rudner discuss updates on the Longhorn Network and some of the recent Board of Regents controversies.

SUMMER 2013

DT Podcast: Regents, MyEdu and X Games: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala, Jody Serrano and special guest Jacob Kerr discuss the UT regents, MyEdu and ESPN's X Games. They also get off topic for a little bit and discuss the royal baby and tea.

Death and Life of the Albino Squirrel: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and Jody Serrano discuss the most recent UT System Board of Regent meeting, the final stages of the abortion legislation in the Texas legislature and the life and death of UT's famous albino squirrel (which isn't really albino). 

The Second Special Session — The Sequel​: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christian Ayala and special guest Laura Wright discuss the second special session of the 83rd Legislature. They also discuss how the national spotlight has turned to Texas following the filibuster in the first special session, and how that might impact the political ambitions of Rick Perry and other politicans.​

Finally Fisher: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Christine Ayala and special guest Andrew Messamore speak about the recent controversies at the State Capitol regarding abortion legislation. The also talk about the recent Supreme Court decision on Fisher v. Texas. Recorded June 28, 2013.

Drama at the lege: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Jody Serrano and Christine Ayala speak about the recent controversies at the State Capitol regarding abortion legislation. The trio also talk about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's vetoes and the ongoing wait for Fisher v. Texas. Recorded June 21, 2013.

Welcome Back: In the first summer podcast, Bobby Blanchard introduces his two new podcasters: Jody Serrano and Christine Ayala. The three discuss the anticipation surrounding Fisher v. Texas, the drama surrounding tuition revenue bonds and the excitement around the ESPN X Games. 
Podcast Picks:
Jody Serrano: During warm summer months, UT restores decade-old air conditioning systems 
Christine Ayala: As nonresident tuition rises, international UT students face many challenges
Bobby Blanchard: UT stresses four-year graduation at orientation​

Foundations: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guests Megan Strickland talk about The Daily Texan's foundation package.


Podcast Picks: 
Megan Strickland: Is puppy love worth the cost? 
Andrew Messamore: The first lawsuits against West Fertilizer Co. and Adair Grain have been filed 
Alexa Ura: Cleaning up the corner: Outreach and altruism at 12th and Chicon 
​Bobby Blanchard: West Procession & Memorial Services

 

Oil and Board of Regents: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura and special guests Megan Strickland and Jordan Rudner talk about Friday's special oil package and the ongoing conflict with the Board of Regents.


Megan Strickland: UTPD looks at Los Angeles Police Captain for new chief position 
Jordan Rudner: Health care law impacts hours for Co-op workers​
Alexa Ura: Oil! In Midland 
Bobby Blanchard: Regents revisit Commission of 125​

A&M's Controversy and UT's Admissions Policy: In this week's podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Jordan Rudner talk about A&M's recent controversial "Religious Funding Exemption Bill" and a few state bills that would provide UT with a safety net should the Supreme Court rule in the favor of Abigail Fisher in the Fisher v. Texas court case.


​DT Podcast Picks:
Andrew Messamore: Anti-slavery event Polaris covers human trafficking in Austin 
Jordan Rudner: Bill would look into restructuring sexual assault policies at Texas universities
Alexa Ura: UT research group uses math, simulations to analyze hurricanes
Bobby Blanchard: UT's irrigation system saves millions of gallons since last year
Jordan Rudner's "Headline of the Week": "FareWills, we're out the Thor​"
 

Gender Equity, Board of Regents (again) and the Class of 2017: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Jordan Rudner discuss the changes to gender equity on campus following a report five years ago that found a significant pay gap between men and women on campus. They also revisit the controversies surrounding the UT System Board of Regents, and they discuss the size of the upcoming freshmen class.


DT Podcast Picks:
Andrew Messamore: Students and staff voice opposition to committee's cost-cutting recommendations  
Alexa Ura: Invisibility cloak in the works at UT​ 
Bobby Blanchard: UT student watches from courtroom floor as justices debate marriage equality​
 

Powers v. Board of Regents: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Joshua Fechter talk about the recent tensions and controversies regarding UT President William Powers Jr. and the UT System's Board of Regents.


DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Andrew Messamore: Recent developments in Jennifer Cave murder case suggest alternative perpetrator 
Joshua Fechter: Bill could allow UT employees to share benefits with same-sex partners 
Alexa Ura: UT veterans reflect on duty on 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion 
Bobby Blanchard: Clubs housed in Anna Hiss Gym worry about remodeling, while UT says no changes will be made soon

Protest, Investments and Plastic Bags: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Andrew Messamore, Hannah Jane DeCiutiis and Natalie Hee talk about the protest and backlash The Daily Texan got for an ad that ran in Monday's paper. They also talk about the web of business connections Regent Alex Cranberg has to a company the UT System has invested in and the recent plastic bag ban.

DT Podcasts Picks of the Week:
Andrew Messamore: Living without fear
​Hannah Jane DeCiutiis: Homosexuality healthy in humans, animals alike
Natalie Hee: Taking the "Daily" Out of the Texan 
​Bobby Blanchard: Lack of sleep among UT students an issue on campus

 
 
The Future of the Texan: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura and Andrew Messamore discuss the most recent Texas Student Media board meeting, at which the possibility of cutting The Daily Texan's print production was discussed.

DT Podcasts Picks of the Week:
Alexa Ura: Arms full of Daily Texans 
Bobby Blanchard: Advice on overcoming your horoscope and your parents

Partners in Graduation: In this podcast, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Jordan Rudner discuss the latest changes coming for graduate students and four-year tuition rates, as well as a University Faculty Council resoultion supporting domestic partner benefits on the Forty Acres.

DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Jordan Rudner: LBJ Library releases love letters between President Johnson and Lady Bird through their courtship
Alexa Ura: From Point A to Point B: UT shuttle drivers keep the schedule rolling
Andrew Messamore: Scandalized but Unscrutinized

Major Issues:  In this podcast, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Shabab Siddiqui discuss the details surrounding the announcement that UT football offensive coordinator Major Applewhite engaged in "inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student" in 2009. 

DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Shabab Siddqui: UT System Board of Regents in limbo with expiration of three terms and Election Supervisory Board hopes election code changes mean smoother campaign season
Alexa Ura: CPRIT impact on UT research unclear
Andrew Messamore: In examining affordability, the amount of graduation debt varies by college

More Money, More Problems: In this podcast, Alexa Ura, Andrew Messamore and special guest Megan Strickland talk about financial developments at UT, including the federal work-study program, an annnouncement by UT President William Powers Jr. detailing cost-saving measures based on recommendations from the Committee on Business Productivity and proposed state appropriations for UT. 

DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Megan Strickland: UT students can now help draw Austin district lines determine representation
Alexa Ura: National Association of Scholars has long history with University of Texas
Andrew Messamore: State legislators propose plan for conserving water during state drought

University Expansion and Why We Love Belgium: In this Podcast, Bobby Blanchard and Alexa Ura talked about funding for the new UT medical school, the possibilty of a new enginnering building and Twitter in the classroom.  This was recorded on Jan. 25. 

DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Bobby Blanchard: The Daily Texan’s multimedia editor savors experience of northern train ride
Alexa Ura: Texas getting plenty of quality but not much quantity with 2013 recruiting class
Andrew Messamore: Aaron Swartz: a case for open access at UT

 

The Longhorn Network: In this prerecorded podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Andrew Messamore and Alexa Ura tackle the complicated narrative that is the Longhorn Network. Award-winning sports columnist Trey Scott is a special guest, providing the backstory, an eye to the future and the ups and downs of the $300 million dollar deal with ESPN.

 

Flu, Guns and What You Missed: In this podcast, Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura and Andrew Messamore let you know what you missed during the winter break. UT got thrown into the media spotlight for two different controversies, the flu got a lot worse and gun control became a big part of the conversation. 

DT Podcast Picks of the Week:
Bobby Blanchard: Belo Center for New Media installs long delayed Daily Texan news boxes
Alexa Ura: Gathering higher education data on student veterans proves difficult
Andrew Messamore: Race, class and gender, Q&A with Peter Wood
 

Texas 83rd Legislative Preview: The Texas lege is in session. What kind of bills are going to affect Higher Education and students? Bobby Blanchard, Alexa Ura and Andrew Messamore