Planet Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas…including the natural disasters. Texans face fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts, freezes, tornadoes and more – and the thing making these big Texas disasters even bigger? Climate change. In partnership with Planet Texas 2050, this new podcast from The Drag tells stories of how major disasters affect all of us … but also how there is still hope for the future.

Episode 1: The Texas Panhandle’s big water problem

The Ogallala Aquifer is the biggest aquifer in North America, and it accounts for more than 30 percent of all agriculture in the United States. And … it’s running out of water. Climate change is making the naturally hot and dry climate of the Texas Panhandle even worse. Farmers are working desperately to keep their…

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Introducing ‘Planet Texas’

Everything’s bigger in Texas…including the natural disasters. Texans face fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts, freezes, tornadoes and more – and the thing making these big Texas disasters even bigger? Climate change. In partnership with Planet Texas 2050, this new podcast from The Drag tells stories of how major disasters affect all of us … but also…

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A Sit Down With One of UT’s Brightest Audio Minds

This year, The Drag’s very own Aurora Berry impressively won third place and secured $1,500 in scholarship funds for her entries “TikTok Protest” and  “Let’s do the Time Warp again!”  “This is a pleasant dream,” said Berry, as she shares her thoughts upon first seeing the email revealing her third-place finish.  “I’ll check it again…

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The Drag partners with Planet Texas 2050 for environmental podcast

Aurora Berry and Will Brooks are embarking on an audio journey to tell the stories of the resilience of Texans battling the effects of climate change.  In partnership with Planet Texas 2050, a University of Texas organization that brings together researchers across campus  to find solutions regarding environmental change in the Lone Star State, journalism…

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