Wade Goodwyn http://wvasfm.org en Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns http://wvasfm.org/post/airlines-cancel-service-israel-amid-heightened-aviation-safety-concerns A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 51878 at http://wvasfm.org Showdown At The UT Corral http://wvasfm.org/post/showdown-ut-corral Like any ugly, long-running confrontation between a husband and wife or next-door neighbors — or between anybody, really — it's hard to know exactly<em> </em>when the dispute between University of Texas President Bill Powers and Texas GOP Gov. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 51417 at http://wvasfm.org Showdown At The UT Corral For A Business Built 'On Bended Knee,' Hobby Lobby Ruling Is A Boon http://wvasfm.org/post/business-built-bended-knee-hobby-lobby-ruling-boon Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>To the politics of religion and the Supreme Court now, and last week's decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The court cleared the way for closely held businesses, whose owners have religious objections to contraceptives, to cut coverage from their employee health plans. And since the court ruled, businesses have been doing just that. NPR's Wade Goodwyn spoke with a couple of company leaders about their decisions.<p>WADE GOODWYN, BYLINE: Alpha Testing is a geotechnical materials testing environmental firm. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 51066 at http://wvasfm.org Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic? http://wvasfm.org/post/will-texas-gop-candidates-remarks-chemicals-prove-toxic Texas Republican Greg Abbott, who's been cruising toward easy victory in the governor's race against Democrat Wendy Davis, is making some campaign news this week — and not the good kind.<p>His actions and comments have brought his relationship to the state's chemical industry under scrutiny.<p>The trouble began with a report last month from Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA that revealed the state of Texas — at the direction of Attorney General Abbott — had quietly begun blocking access to reporters and the general public about just what chemicals were being handled and stored in the s Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 50821 at http://wvasfm.org What's The Matter With Wendy Davis? http://wvasfm.org/post/whats-matter-wendy-davis Texas Democrats are holding their convention this weekend in Dallas. Supporters are hoping it will give Wendy Davis a chance to reboot her campaign for governor and come out with some much-needed momentum.<p>A question posed in the San Antonio <em>Express-News</em> is typical of the kind of media she's been getting: "What's Wrong With Wendy?" With the Democratic candidate for governor running far behind her Republican challenger, Greg Abbott, it's not necessarily an unfair question.<p>But her race has always been a long shot. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 50513 at http://wvasfm.org What's The Matter With Wendy Davis? After Isolation, Bergdahl Likely Faces A Long Recovery http://wvasfm.org/post/after-isolation-bergdahl-lilkely-faces-long-recovery Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. And I'm Scott Simon. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has returned to the United States. He's at the Brooke Army Medical Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as new details of his imprisonment by the Taliban continue to emerge. Fox News is reporting that Sergeant Bergdahl spent the last two years in solitary confinement. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49743 at http://wvasfm.org As Bergdahl Touches Down In Texas, Reintegration Begins http://wvasfm.org/post/bergdahl-touches-down-texas-reintegration-begins Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in the U.S. The former Taliban prisoner is now undergoing treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49715 at http://wvasfm.org Grand Jury In Texas Probes Whether Gov. Perry Abused Powers http://wvasfm.org/post/grand-jury-texas-probes-whether-gov-perry-abused-powers A special Travis County grand jury is investigating whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce the Democratic district attorney in Austin into resigning, following a drunk driving arrest. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:10:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49393 at http://wvasfm.org Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? http://wvasfm.org/post/will-rick-perry-take-another-swing-presidency At the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth on Thursday, Texas GOP Gov. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49334 at http://wvasfm.org Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? 'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash http://wvasfm.org/post/open-carry-gun-laws-spark-texas-backlash Last week, not long after a lone gunman's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/24/315425094/shooting-near-uc-santa-barbara-leaves-3-dead">rampage in California</a>, Texas witnessed an unnerving series of demonstrations.<p>Groups of young men, armed with tactical long rifles slung across their backs, began showing up at restaurants like Chili's and Chipotle, Sonic and Jack in the Box, to mention a few, as part of their response to another anguished gun control conversation.<p>The fast-food-while-heavily-armed political protests — "You want some chili fries with your AK-47?" — di Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:46:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 49246 at http://wvasfm.org 'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash