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  • Episode 42: The May 5th Rundown

    In today's episode, Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on our recent efforts at the Legislature and how you can help us put people pressure on the Texas Capitol as we move into the final stretch of the 2021 session.

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  • Episode 31: Tort "Reform" in Texas: A Brutal History

    In today's episode, Executive Director Ware Wendell takes us through the 25-year history of tort "reform" in Texas and how this corporate campaign has threatened your safety and impeded your constitutional right to trial by jury.

  • Episode 30: In Conversation: Digital Privacy With Christopher Dufour

    In this episode of "In Conversation," we sit down with Christopher Dufour, an expert on digital privacy, to learn how best to protect ourselves and combat disinformation online. In a rapidly changing world, threats to our privacy and security come from all sides -- individuals, governments, and corporations. Consumers need the best resources available to guard their information.

  • Episode 29: The Rundown: Voting

    In today's episode, Executive Director Ware Wendell gives us an update on The Rundown of the latest from Texas Watch and how you can make your voice heard this election season.  

  • Episode 28: Auto Insurance Overcharges

    In today's episode, we sit down with Ann Baddour, director of the Fair Financial Services Project at Texas Appleseed, to discuss how auto insurance companies have been overcharging policyholders during the pandemic and what needs to be done to protect Texas families. 

  • Episode 27: Nursing Home Infections

    On today's episode, we'll be going over the toll of the pandemic on nursing homes in Texas, and what the state must do to keep our most vulnerable safe. Cissy Sanders, an advocate with Families for Better Care, who has fought for nursing home safety, is our guest this week. 

  • Episode 26: The Rundown

    Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on our pressing consumer, policyholder, patient, and worker safety priorities as we approach the next legislative session.

  • Episode 25: In Conversation: Broadus Spivey

    Broadus Spivey is one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the country. He is a real-life Atticus Finch who has dedicated his life to helping others. We sat down with him to discuss his career on this week's edition of Texas Tells.

  • Episode 24: The 86th Legislative Session

    The latest edition of our podcast goes over the most successful session in the 20-year history of Texas Watch. In addition, we highlight some of the big issues of this session. 

  • Episode 23: Swoop & Settle

    Too often, insurance companies "swoop and settle" claims right after a wreck when an injured person is vulnerable and unaware of the full extent of their damages. The latest edition of our podcast tells the story of Rayza, a nineteen-year-old child care worker who released her legal claims right after a wreck when an insurance company called her and took a recorded statement. HB 2374 by Rep. Julie Johnson would end this predatory insurance practice and protect your family. 

  • Episode 22: Insurance Lobbyists Destroy Your Rights

    This week, Executive Director Ware Wendell goes over how the insurance lobbyists have destroyed your property rights. To learn how lawmakers voted, please visit: http://www.texaswatch.org/blue-tarp-bill-how-your-lawmaker-voted