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Emily Ramshaw is the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan digital news organization that produces politics and policy news, data and events statewide, and operates the largest statehouse reporting bureau in the nation. Under her leadership, the Tribune — billed “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories” — has won a Peabody Award, several national Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. By way of its free syndication model, the Tribune has filled the pages of Texas newspapers, broadcast on TV and video airwaves statewide, and provided Texas-specific reporting for both The Washington Post and The New York Times. Before joining the Tribune in 2010 as one of its founding reporters, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound and uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 star reporter of the year. In 2016, she was named to the board of the Pulitzer Prize. A native of Washington, D.C., and the product of two journalist parents, Ramshaw graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with dual degrees in journalism and American history. She lives in Austin with her husband David Hartstein — an Emmy Award-winning film producer — and a daughter, Sophie.

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 Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

TribCast: Live from the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival

On last week's live TribCast at the Texas Tribune Festival, Emily talked to Ross, state Rep. Mary González, former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Washington Post report Karen Tumulty and Republican political consultant Rick Wilson about the El Paso shooting and gun control, the border wall, the Trump impeachment inquiry and the state of play in Texas congressional races.

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TribCast: Wendy Davis makes it official

On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Edgar, Jolie, Abby and Kiah about about Wendy Davis’ entrance into a Central Texas congressional race, the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program, what the Texas coast can learn from the Dutch and how the legalization of hemp is confusing pot prosecutions.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

TribCast: A legislative status report, and MJ Hegar throws in for U.S. Senate

On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Jolie about the Legislature’s progress — or lack thereof — as we cruise into the last month of the session, former congressional candidate MJ Hegar’s bid for John Cornyn’s U.S. Senate seat and a Texas mental health program meant to help prisoners avoid solitary confinement.

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