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Michael Rey de Leon

Michael Rey de Leon serves as Technical Director & A/V engineer for Studio 919, as well as providing on-location support for Tribune’s remote event series. Michael Rey joined the Texas Tribune in 2018 after spending years in the field working for organizations including MTV, SXSW, CBS & The University of Texas at Austin. A sixth-generation Texan, with familial roots in the Rio Grande Valley, Michael Rey is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with a myriad of recording artists. When he’s not wrapping cables, Michael Rey dedicates his time to his family, cooking and curating an extensive collection of musical instruments.

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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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Point of Order: This is us

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state demographer Lloyd Potter about coming changes to our population that will have profound public policy implications: explosive growth, rapid urbanization and demographic inevitability.

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