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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
 

9:00am CDT

Live Recording of the Kaiser Health News "What the Health?" Podcast
Join Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, along Bloomberg News' Anna Edney, the Dell Medical School's Mini Kahlon and Politico's Joanne Kenen and Alice Ollstein, for a live recording of KHN's "What the Health?" podcast.

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

Moderators
avatar for Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner

Chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News
Rovner is the Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow and chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news organization covering health care policy. Prior to joining KHN in 2014, she spent 15 years as a health policy correspondent for NPR. In 2005, Rovner was awarded... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anna Edney

Anna Edney

Health Policy Reporter at Bloomberg News
Edney has worked as a health policy reporter at Bloomberg News since 2010. She previously worked as a health care reporter for National Journal’s CongressDaily and as an FDA Week reporter for Inside Washington Publishers. Edney also worked as a statehouse reporter for the Washington... Read More →
avatar for Mini Kahlon

Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem at the Dell Medical School
Kahlon serves as the vice dean for health ecosystem at the Dell Medical School, leading innovation efforts across the school. She previously served as executive director and chief information officer for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of California... Read More →
avatar for Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen

Executive Health Care Editor at Politico
Kenen has served as executive health care editor for Politico since 2011. She also runs a health reform resource project for the Association of Health Care Journalists and is a contributor to its blog, Covering Health. Prior to joining Politico, Kenen covered health care policy for... Read More →
avatar for Alice Ollstein

Alice Ollstein

Health Care Reporter at Politico
Ollstein covers health care at Politico. Previously, she covered national politics at Talking Points Memo, worked as a politics reporter for ThinkProgress and as a congressional reporter for Capitol News Connection. Ollstein also serves on the board of the D.C. Chapter of the Society... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

10:30am CDT

Live Recording of The Weekly Standard's "The Daily Standard" Podcast
Join Charles Sykes, radio talk show host and contributing editor for The Weekly Standard, along with Republican political strategist Rick Wilson, for a live recording of "The Daily Standard" podcast.

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

Moderators
avatar for Charlie Sykes

Charlie Sykes

Contributing Editor for The Weekly Standard and Contributor for MSNBC
Sykes is a prominent conservative political commentator. He hosted a daily talk radio show for 23 years, leaving to join “Indivisible,” a national radio show about America in a time of change produced by WNYC. Sykes is also founder and editor-in-chief of Right Wisconsin, a conservative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Republican Political Strategist and CEO of Intrepid Media
Wilson is a Republican political strategist and media consultant. He has produced television ads for several gubernatorial and Senate candidates as well as super PACs and corporations. He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, where he covers national politics. Wilson’s work has... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

1:00pm CDT

Live Recording of Vox Media's "The Weeds" Podcast
Join Jane Coaston, Dara Lind and Matt Yglesias for a live recording of Vox Media's "The Weeds" podcast.

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

Speakers
avatar for Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter for Vox
Coaston is a senior politics reporter for Vox, specializing in conservatism and the American Right. She previously worked for MTV News, where she covered the 2016 election and Republican party politics. Coaston has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and ESPN... Read More →
avatar for Dara Lind

Dara Lind

Senior Reporter for Vox
Lind covers immigration, criminal justice and politics for Vox, where she has worked since the site’s launch in 2014. She has worked as a reporting fellow for University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and with John Jay College's Center for Media, Crime and Justice... Read More →
avatar for Matt Yglesias

Matt Yglesias

Co-Founder of Vox
Yglesias co-founded Vox with Ezra Klein and Melissa Bell in 2014. He is currently a senior correspondent at Vox where he focuses on politics and economic policy and hosts “The Weeds” podcast. Yglesias was previously the author of the Moneybag column for Slate and a blogger for... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

2:30pm CDT

Live Recording of the "Matt Lewis and the News" Podcast
Join Matt K. Lewis, senior columnist for The Daily Beast and commentator for CNN, along with guest Bill Kristol, founder and editor-at-large for The Weekly Standard, for a live recording of the "Matt Lewis and the News" podcast.

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

Moderators
avatar for Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis

Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast and Commentator for CNN
Lewis is a senior columnist at the Daily Beast and political commentator for CNN. He is also the author of “Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots).” Lewis is the host of his own podcast, Matt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol

Founder and Editor-at-Large of The Weekly Standard
Kristol is the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, as well as a political commentator for ABC. He appears on the network’s program "This Week" and contributes to special events and election coverage. Previously, Kristol was a columnist for The New York Times and... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

4:00pm CDT

Live Recording of The Texas Tribune's "TribCast"
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.

Moderators
avatar for Emily Ramshaw

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Carpenter

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 →
avatar for Eva Guzman

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 →
avatar for Gina Ortiz Jones

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 →
avatar for Ross Ramsey

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 →
avatar for David Weigel

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
 
Friday, September 28
 

10:00am CDT

Live Broadcast of "Texas Standard"
Texas Standard, the national daily news show of Texas, will be broadcasting live – from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, from 800 Congress at the Texas Tribune Festival. Stop by to watch David Brown and Wells Dunbar in action talking to the big newsmakers of the day including historian Douglas Brinkley and more.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley

Professor of History at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian
Brinkley is a professor of history and Baker Institute fellow at Rice University, presidential historian for CNN and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. He is the author of several award-winning books, including "The Great Deluge" and "Cronkite." Brinkley also served... Read More →
avatar for David Brown

David Brown

Host and Managing Editor of “Texas Standard”
Brown is the host and managing editor of “Texas Standard,” a statewide public radio program produced in the studios of KUT in Austin. He is a former host of the business program “Marketplace” and a longtime public radio correspondent who has covered national and international... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

1:00pm CDT

Live Broadcast of KERA’s “Think”
Join acclaimed journalist and host Krys Boyd, along with Richard Painter, former candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota and former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, for a live broadcast of KERA's "Think." Featuring compelling interviews on a wide range of subjects with authors, politicians, entertainers, innovators and other newsmakers, "Think" sparks the most fascinating conversations in Texas. The program and its host have earned more than a dozen local, regional and national awards. "Think" is produced by KERA in North Texas and airs each weekday on public radio stations across the state.

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

Moderators
avatar for Krys Boyd

Krys Boyd

Host of "Think" on KERA
Boyd has served as host and managing editor of “Think,” KERA-FM’s midday talk show, since 2006. She joined KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2001 as host of the nightly radio talk show “Conversations.” Boyd has also worked as a writer and producer of documentary and educational... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Painter

Richard Painter

Chief Ethics Lawyer for President George W. Bush's Administration
Painter served as chief ethics lawyer for President Bush from 2005 to 2007 and as vice chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit organization of lawyers and researchers focused on campaign finance reform and ethics law. In 2018, Painter unsuccessfully... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for KERA - Think

KERA - Think

Media Partner
Think is an award-winning radio program featuring the most interesting conversations in Texas with local, national and international newsmakers; authors; artists; scientists and more. Hosted by acclaimed journalist Krys Boyd, Think is produced by KERA in North Texas and airs five... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room

8:00pm CDT

Live Recording of Larry Wilmore's "Black on the Air" Podcast
Join Larry Wilmore for a live recording of the "Black on the Air" podcast featuring special guest Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House.

This event is open to Festival pass holders only. It is free to attend, and entry will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

Supported by Huston-Tillotson University

Moderators
avatar for Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore

Host of the "Black on the Air" podcast
Wilmore has been a producer, actor, comedian and writer for more than 25 years. Previously, he hosted “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central and was an executive producer for ABC’s “Black-ish.” Wilmore currently serves as host of “Black on the Air... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader of the U.S. House
Pelosi has served in Congress since 1987, representing California’s 12th Congressional District. She has served as House Democratic leader since 2002 and as speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, becoming the first female party leader and speaker of the House.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Stateside at The Paramount
 
Saturday, September 29
 

9:00am CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "El Gabfest" Podcast
El Gabfest will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. El Gabfest host León Krauze, an anchor for Univision in Los Angeles and a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California, will lead a conversation on U.S.-Mexico relations after the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He’ll be joined by Antonio Garza and Roberta Jacobson, both former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico.

Tickets to El Gabfest Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supported by IBC Bank

Moderators
avatar for León Krauze

León Krauze

Journalist for Univision and Co-Host of Slate’s “El Gabfest” Podcast
Krauze serves as the main anchor at Univision’s KMEX station in Los Angeles. A native of Mexico and a longtime chronicler of U.S. politics, immigration and the lives of Angelenos, he is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The Daily Beast and KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Garza

Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. He is currently counsel to White & Case in Mexico City and serves as a trustee to Southern Methodist University. He is a past president of the University of Texas at Austin's alumni association. Garza has also served... Read More →
avatar for Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Jacobson served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2016 to 2018. She has worked in the State Department’s civil service since 1989 and has specialized in Latin American affairs. Since joining the State Department, Jacobson served as assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

10:30am CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "Political Gabfest"
Political Gabfest will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Let hosts Emily Bazelon of the New York Times Magazine, John Dickerson of CBS This Morning and David Plotz of Atlas Obscura guide you through the thick of today's difficult-to-navigate political terrain with their always entertaining discussion and analysis of the week's top headlines. They will be joined by special guest DeRay Mckesson, civil rights activist and organizer.

Tickets to Political Gabfest Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine and Co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest”
Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers politics and law, and is co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” a weekly current events podcast. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School and author of national... Read More →
avatar for John Dickerson

John Dickerson

Co-Anchor of CBS “This Morning” and Contributing Editor for The Atlantic
Dickerson joined CBS “This Morning” in 2018 after serving as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent. He is also a contributing editor to The Atlantic and a contributor to Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast. Dickerson was previously anchor of CBS News’ “Face The... Read More →
avatar for DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist with the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began speaking out against police violence during the August 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and has since amassed a large online following. In 2015, Mckesson... Read More →
avatar for David Plotz

David Plotz

CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest” Podcast
Plotz has served as CEO of the online travel and discovery magazine Atlas Obscura since 2014. Before joining Atlas Obscura, he served as editor-in-chief of Slate Magazine from 2008 to 2014 after serving as a writer and deputy editor. Plotz is currently the host of Slate’s “Political... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

1:00pm CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "Amicus" Podcast
Amicus will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Amicus host Dahlia Lithwick, Slate’s Supreme Court correspondent and legal writer, invites some of the nation’s best lawyers and legal thinkers to discuss the future of the court after Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. 

She'll be joined by Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor of Law at the Boston University Law School; Cristina Rodríguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck professor of law at Yale Law School; Stephen Vladeck, the A. Dalton Cross professor of law at the University of Texas Law School; and Adam White, director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.

Tickets to Amicus Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderators
avatar for Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

Host of Slate's Amicus Podcast
Lithwick is a senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate. She hosts the magazine’s Amicus podcast, a weekly podcast covering the Supreme Court, and is the author of the Supreme Court Dispatches column. Lithwick is also a weekly legal commentator for NPR’s Day to Day and her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Dean and Professor of Law at the Boston University Law School
Onwuachi-Willig was named the dean of Boston University’s School of Law in May 2018. She previously served as the chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. Onwuachi-Willig has also taught law at the University of Iowa, University of Michigan and... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Rodríguez

Cristina Rodríguez

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Rodriguez is a law professor at Yale Law School, where she specializes in constitutional law, immigration and administrative law. She previously served as deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2011 to 2013. Rodriguez is... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Vladeck

Stephen Vladeck

A. Dalton Cross Professor of Law at the University of Texas Law School
Vladeck is the A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law at The University of Texas School of Law. He specializes in federal jurisdiction, constitutional law and national security law. Vladeck is also a Supreme Court analyst for CNN and is a Supreme Court fellow at the Constitution Projec... Read More →
avatar for Adam White

Adam White

Director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School
White is the director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His work specializes in the administrative state, the Supreme Court and the Constitution. White serves... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

2:30pm CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "The Gist" Podcast
The Gist will be live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Get your much-needed dose of culture and politics from your favorite daily podcast host, Mike Pesca. He’ll be joined by Neal Katyal, former acting U.S solicitor general; Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political discourse and author of the forthcoming book, “Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Brilliance of Donald Trump;” and comedian Paul Reiser.

Tickets to The Gist Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Pesca

Mike Pesca

Host of Slate's "The Gist" Podcast
Pesca is a reporter and sports correspondent for NPR and host of Slate’s daily news podcast, “The Gist.” He has covered major sporting events, the Republican and Democratic national conventions and both presidential and vice presidential debates as a reporter. Pesca is also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal

Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
Katyal served as acting solicitor general of the United States from 2010 to 2011. He is currently a partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells and law professor at Georgetown University. In 2017, Katyal led the state of Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space

6:00pm CDT

Live Recording of Slate's "Trumpcast"
Trumpcast will be Live in Austin as part of Slate Day, a full-day affair put on in conjunction with the Texas Tribune Festival to showcase Slate's lineup of bold, curious, politically minded podcasts. Trumpcast is your guide to the latest political chaos, hosted by Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, author Virginia Heffernan, and chairman of The Slate Group Jacob Weisberg. They'll be joined by special guests Ashley Parker, White House reporter for The Washington Post, and Ana Marie Cox, host of the "With Friends Like These" podcast.

Tickets to Trumpcast Live are not included with a Festival pass and are sold separately here. Festival passholders will be admitted to this event for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

Chief Political Correspondent for Slate and Co-Host of Slate's "Trumpcast"
Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine and a political analyst for CBS News, where he covers elections, campaigns and national affairs. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Nation and other national publications. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox

Host of the "With Friends Like These" Podcast
Cox is a political columnist and culture critic. She previously conducted the “Talk” interviews featured in The New York Times Magazine. Since starting the political blog Wonkette in 2004, she has contributed to a variety of outlets, including Time magazine, GQ and The Guardian... Read More →
avatar for Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan

Cultural Critic and Co-Host of Slate’s Trumpcast
Heffernan is a journalist, critic and author. In addition to co-hosting Slate's Trumpcast, she serves as a contributing editor at Politico and a columnist at FastCompany. Heffernan wrote "The Medium," a weekly column about internet culture for The New York Times, from 2008 to 2012... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker

White House Reporter for The Washington Post
Parker has been a White House reporter for The Washington Post since 2017. Prior to joining the Post, she worked as a reporter for The New York Times, covering the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. Parker has written for The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post and The New... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group and Co-Host of Slate's “Trumpcast”
Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group, which includes Slate magazine and Panoply. He is also the creator and co-host of Slate’s “Trumpcast.” He joined Slate as chief political correspondent in 1996. Weisberg is the author of several books, including the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Capital Factory, Voltron Space