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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Thursday, September 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Recording of The Texas Tribune's "TribCast"

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Before the opening keynote, Festival attendees are invited to join us for a special pre-Festival live recording of the Texas Tribune TribCast, hosted by the Tribune's Emily Ramshaw and featuring special guests Amanda Carpenter, CNN contributor and former Communications Advisor to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz; Texas Supreme Court justice Eva Guzman, Gina Ortiz Jones, Democratic candidate for Texas' 23rd congressional district; and David Weigel, national political correspondent for The Washington Post. After the recording, head over to ACL Live at The Moody Theater for the opening keynote with John Kerry, former U.S. secretary of state.

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and The University of Texas at Austin and supported by H+K Strategies and the Texas A&M University System

This event is free to attend and open to the public. An RSVP is not required to attend.

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Emily Ramshaw

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune
Ramshaw oversees The Texas Tribune’s editorial, technology, events and audience-building operations. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, 10 national Edward R. Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. She is a member of the board of the... Read More →

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Amanda Carpenter

Author and Contributor for CNN
Carpenter is a contributor for CNN, covering politics as a commentator. She is the author of “Gaslighting America: Why We Love it When Trump Lies to Us.” Carpenter previously worked as communications adviser for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and as a senior adviser for former U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More →
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Eva Guzman

Texas Supreme Court Justice
Guzman was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2009 and elected to a full term in 2010. Previously, she served as an associate justice on the Houston-based 14th Court of Appeals and as a trial court judge on the 309th Family District Court. Guzman also... Read More →
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Gina Ortiz Jones

Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District
Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, challenging Republican incumbent Will Hurd. She served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years and as a senior adviser for trade enforcement under President Barack Obama. Ortiz Jones... Read More →
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Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
Ramsey is the executive editor and co-founder of the Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Before joining the Tribune, he served as editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly and as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times Herald... Read More →
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David Weigel

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post
Weigel is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he covers Congress and grassroots political movements. He previously helped launch Bloomberg Politics and worked as a reporter for Slate, where he authored the political blog Weigel and hosted an interview... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space