University of Texas at Austin professor, Author of Civil War By Other Means, historian and host of the This is Democracy podcast, Jeremi Suri
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In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, violent rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.  U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell and others would later testify on during the first hearing of the select committee investigating the insurrection, that he and other officers were "punched, pushed, kicked, shoved, sprayed with chemical irritants and even blinded with eye-damaging lasers."

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A constable, 33 officers and over 3,000 other Texans were members of the Oath Keepers, report says

Posted on · A recent analysis of Oath Keepers’ membership rolls leaked last year found that Texas had more members of the far-right extremist group than any other state — and the most who worked as elected officials, law enforcement officers or members of the military.

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Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.

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Houston Matters

Texans involved in the capitol insurrection, overhauling NASA’s spacesuits, and Hari Kondabolu (June 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The role of Texans in the capitol insurrection, the role of Houston companies in overhauling NASA's spacesuits, and comedian Hari Kondabolu on returning to performing and becoming a father.

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