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The state of sex education in Texas

The mostly conservative state of Texas is not necessarily known for its promotion of sex education in schools — it’s actually not even required to be taught at all. In this episode, Mackenzie Matwick talks to the Austin Independent School District’s...

Exonerated and released from death row

Anthony Graves was only 26 years old when he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Accused of murdering a family of six in Somerville, Texas, Graves was sentenced to death, solely on the testimony of a man who later confessed to acting alone...

Blog: Introducing ‘Forsaken’

I grew up in Smithville, Texas, a small town about 45 miles southwest of Austin. When I was a kid, in the mid-1990s, the population was around 4,000 people. Smithville is one of those towns where everyone knows everyone, for better or for worse...

Introducing ‘Forsaken’

Forsaken is a series that explores the systems that both enhance and oppress the lives of the more than 29 million people living in Texas. Each episode will address issues that Texans face each day — the good and the bad. We’ll explore the criminal...