State Board of Education members are working quickly to to accommodate new graduation requirements approved by lawmakers this session. In Thursday’s show, we talked to two members about how the final package will be implemented.


Annie’s List is run by Grace Ann Garcia of San Antonio, who worked for both President Bill Clinton and later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It’s a group that has helped some of the state’s most successful female Democrats for nearly a decade. We spoke to Garcia about how her organization works and what Wendy Davis’s odds are for higher office.


A House Homeland Security subcommittee met Thursday to evaluate what could have prevented the deadly explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant. Our Washington, DC reporter looked at what lawmakers are calling a problem of unidentified chemical facilities.