While the construction of both the Dell Medical School and the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine will educate more physicians in Texas, a panel of doctors at The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, along with Sen. Kirk Watson, reiterated the pressing need for more physicians throughout the state.
In this podcast, Anthony Green and Madlin Mekelburg are joined by crime reporter Natalie Sullivan to discuss City Council member Chris Riley's attempts to legalize ride sharing services Lyft and Uber, the state of local police demographics and how discrimination can affect the mental health of African American and Caribbean blacks. They also discuss the UT System Board of Regents unanimous vote to deny two state legislators’ requests to monitor the ongoing external investigation of UT’s admissions process and the end to David Ash's career on the UT football team after suffering his third concussion earlier this season.
During a panel for The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, President William Powers Jr. said the University is making progress toward its goal of increasing the four-year graduation rate to 70 percent by 2016.
The second day of the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival kicked off Saturday with one-on-one interviews with candidates for lieutenant governor, state Sens. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio.