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"No Training In The World" Could Have Fixed Uvalde
3d ago
"No Training In The World" Could Have Fixed Uvalde
FULL SHOW: State senators rip into the police response in Uvalde, with Paul Bettencourt asking if there was anything that officers could have done to overcome the impaired command of local leaders. PLUS: It's a Free Austin Friday.. TPPF's Sherry Sylvester is live in studio with the week's Winners & Losers... ALSO: The U.S. Senate gives its approval to a bipartisan package of new gun restrictions - what Texas Sen. John Cornyn calls a necessary, balanced plan to protect our schools and the 2nd Amendment.
"No Training In The World" Could Have Fixed Uvalde
3d ago
"No Training In The World" Could Have Fixed Uvalde
FULL SHOW: State senators rip into the police response in Uvalde, with Paul Bettencourt asking if there was anything that officers could have done to overcome the impaired command of local leaders. PLUS: It's a Free Austin Friday.. TPPF's Sherry Sylvester is live in studio with the week's Winners & Losers... ALSO: The U.S. Senate gives its approval to a bipartisan package of new gun restrictions - what Texas Sen. John Cornyn calls a necessary, balanced plan to protect our schools and the 2nd Amendment.
More Failures Come To Light in Uvalde
3d ago
More Failures Come To Light in Uvalde
FULL SHOW: Chuck DeVore from the Texas Public Policy Foundation fills in for Lynn Woolley... Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo is put on administrative leave, with the district superintendent saying he's not sure when the district will get answers. PLUS: Protests continue outside the Supreme Court ahead of a potential ruling that could overturn Roe v Wade. ALSO: President* Joe Biden keeps pushing a federal gas tax holiday, but even Barack Obama (in 2008) called the idea a "gimmick."
Abject Failure in Uvalde, Clown Show at the Capitol
5d ago
Abject Failure in Uvalde, Clown Show at the Capitol
FULL SHOW: Hearings are underway at the Texas Capitol as legislators try and dig into what happened in Uvalde four weeks ago... will the testimony produce anything, or is it, as Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin put it, a "Bozo the Clown Show"? PLUS: Texas Democrats are renewing their call for a special session of the Lege to address the Uvalde shooting. ALSO: Kevin Roberts from the Heritage Foundation joins us with the latest from DC and more, and economist Steve Moore discusses the latest on the economy and Biden's efforts at a federal gas tax holiday.
Forgot About The Surveillance Camera
6d ago
Forgot About The Surveillance Camera
FULL SHOW: More questions in Uvalde, after the Statesman publishes a still from a surveillance camera inside the school that shows officers were prepared to take on the gunman, with tools and resources - just 19 minutes after he entered the school. PLUS: "Comedian" Stephen Colbert addresses the controversy after his crew was detained and charged with unlawful entry in a House office building last week. ALSO: President* Joe Biden takes on a reporter over inflation.
Celebrating Freedom For Juneteenth
1w ago
Celebrating Freedom For Juneteenth
FULL SHOW: Celebrating Juneteenth and all freedom-loving holidays... Today's topics include: Williamson County sues Austin over the city's plans to build a homeless hotel in northwest Austin... Rand Paul takes on Dr. Anthony Fauci... Sen. John Cornyn gets booed at the Texas GOP convention in Houston... a production crew for Stephen Colbert's Late Show gets arrested messing around in the U.S. Capitol... and Joe "Drop Dead" Biden can't ride a bike.
Winners & Losers with Sherry Sylvester: The Media, J6, And "The Big Lie"
Jun 17 2022
Winners & Losers with Sherry Sylvester: The Media, J6, And "The Big Lie"
Another edition of Free Austin Friday means another edition of Winners & Losers with the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Sherry Sylvester...
Councilwoman Kelly: "We Can't Do That" On Austin's Gun Control Effort
Jun 17 2022
Councilwoman Kelly: "We Can't Do That" On Austin's Gun Control Effort
Thursday's Austin City Council meeting got a little heated during a debate over a resolution calling on city staffers to explore ways to restrict or block the sale of AR-15s and other semiautomatic weapons to those under the age of 21, in the wake of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings. Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly joins Cardle & Woolley to talk about the debate, and other items from the City Council.
Austin Council Debates Gun Controls
Jun 17 2022
Austin Council Debates Gun Controls
Debate on the Austin City Council got a little heated Thursday as members were considering a resolution calling on city staff to find ways to restrict the sale of AR-15s and other semiautomatic weapons. Cardle & Woolley analyze the highlights.
Damn The Law, "That Is Not How We Do Things" In Austin
Jun 17 2022
Damn The Law, "That Is Not How We Do Things" In Austin
FULL SHOW: Fireworks at Thursday's Austin City Council meeting as members debated a resolution calling on the city manager to find ways to ban the sale of AR-15s and other semiautomatic weapons to those under the age of 21... despite the city's own legal team telling them they can't do that. District 6 council member Mackenzie Kelly joins us to discuss. PLUS: Another Free Austin Friday means another edition of Winners & Losers with TPPF's Sherry Sylvester.
Biden Apparently Can Fail At Multiple Things At Once
Jun 16 2022
Biden Apparently Can Fail At Multiple Things At Once
FULL SHOW: As if the border and foreign policy weren't enough... now the economy is falling over the cliff, with the Fed hiking interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday. Will the Build Back Broker Express slow down or speed up? PLUS: The Austin City Council looks to put its hands where they don't belong in several ways during Thursday's meeting, including trying to ban the sale of rifles to those under 21. ALSO: A new Quinnipac Poll shows the race between Greg Abbott and Beto The Mosquito tightening... should we be worried?
Austin Wants To Be The Next Gun Control Mecca
Jun 15 2022
Austin Wants To Be The Next Gun Control Mecca
FULL SHOW: In the wake of Uvalde, Buffalo, and last year's deadly Sixth Street shooting, the Austin City Council wants to try and override state law, and either outright ban or otherwise inhibit the sale of AR-15s and other rifles to those under the age of 21. Will it work? PLUS: Is the answer to the surge in crime getting back to basics in the prosecutor's office and tossing out weak DAs like Jose Garza? It worked for San Francisco. ALSO: UT's Liberty Institute gets a new name and a new director. Is it getting taken over by the woke establishment?
Patterson: Once Again, Austin "Doubles Down On Dumb"
Jun 15 2022
Patterson: Once Again, Austin "Doubles Down On Dumb"
The Austin City Council is set to consider a resolution that would call on the city manager to explore ways the city could ban those under the age of 21 from being able to buy AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles. The father of Texas' concealed handgun law, former Land Commissioner and state senator Jerry Patterson, joins Cardle & Woolley to discuss recent mass shootings and the push to "do something."
Here Comes Joe Biden's Bear Market
Jun 14 2022
Here Comes Joe Biden's Bear Market
FULL SHOW: Every gain in the stock market made under the Biden administration is gone. Poof. Wiped out. Biden's Bear Market is here, but does Joe have a clue how to fix it? PLUS: Are the Dems ready to bail on Joe in 2024? AOC seems to be on the fence. ALSO: Austin ISD makes a "historic" selection as their new interim superintendent. AND: Former Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman wants to shake up the Round Rock school board.
Zimmerman: Teach ABCs & 123s in Round Rock, not CRT & LGBT
Jun 14 2022
Zimmerman: Teach ABCs & 123s in Round Rock, not CRT & LGBT
Former Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman announced Monday he'll seek a seat on the Round Rock ISD school board this fall, aiming to bring transparency and accountability to the scandal-plagued district. He stops by Cardle & Woolley to discuss the district and his campaign.
One Year After 6th Street Shooting, What Has Austin Done?
Jun 13 2022
One Year After 6th Street Shooting, What Has Austin Done?
it's been one year since a deadly mass shooting on 6th Street claimed the life of Doug Kantor. What has the City of Austin done since to ensure that it never happens again? Austin City Councilwoman Mackenzie Kelly joins Cardle & Woolley to discuss some steps that Council has taken, along with the path forward.
How to Fix Racial Gaps in Education? Actually Do Some Educating
Jun 13 2022
How to Fix Racial Gaps in Education? Actually Do Some Educating
Only a minority of students are on their way to becoming literate adults, while our schools are filled with CRT, social justice, and other woke garbage. What about actually teaching students how to read? Kay Hymowitz is a City Journal contributing editor and the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and joins Cardle & Woolley to discuss the dumbing down of America's next generation.
D.C. On Alert, Because Ruth Sent The Mob
Jun 13 2022
D.C. On Alert, Because Ruth Sent The Mob
FULL SHOW: D.C. goes on high alert as the Supreme Court starts to churn out its remaining 29 opinions of the term, including one that - if the draft opinion is to be believed - could overturn Roe v. Wade. Will the left go crazy when a ruling is announced? PLUS: We have a bipartisan agreement on a framework for tightened gun reforms in the wake of Buffalo and Uvalde. What will the final package look like? ALSO: Rep. Chip Roy takes on "red flag laws" on the floor of the House.
Roy: "We Have Laws On The Books"
Jun 13 2022
Roy: "We Have Laws On The Books"
As the U.S. House debates over potential red flag laws in the wake of mass shootings across the country, including those in Buffalo and Uvalde, Rep. Chip Roy points out that there are already laws on the books that we're not using. Cardle & Woolley analyze the situation.
Dennis Nixon on the Economy: "Extraordinarily Bad Management"
Jun 10 2022
Dennis Nixon on the Economy: "Extraordinarily Bad Management"
The May economic picture is out, with consumer prices jumping 8.6% year-over-year. IBC Bank's Dennis Nixon joins Cardle & Woolley to talk about the latest numbers, and the "terrible" management team running - and ruining - the country in Washington.
J6 Hearing: Hollywood Blockbuster or Summer Rerun?
Jun 10 2022
J6 Hearing: Hollywood Blockbuster or Summer Rerun?
FULL SHOW: The Democrats promised a star-studded Hollywood blockbuster for their first primetime hearing on the January 6 attack on the Capitol, but was it more of a snooze fest instead? PLUS: Committee chair Bennie Thompson, right out of the gate, goes into talking about slavery and comparing its supporters to those opposing the J6 inquiry. Did he lose the argument right there? ALSO: Inflation continues to surge, hitting another 40-year high with prices up 8.6% year over year in May. IBC Bank's Dennis Nixon joins us to discuss. AND: Friday means another edition of Winners & Losers with TPPF's Sherry Sylvester.