Straight Talk Texas #16: A Conversation With Kirk Watson

Grab a front row seat for conversations by state and policy leaders on topics that matter both now and in the future.

Straight Talk Texas –  A Conversation With Kirk Watson
Date: Jul 6, 2020

Join us today for a conversation with former Senator Kirk Watson from Austin, now Dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Policy. He and Texas 2036 chief executive Margaret Spellings have a wide-ranging conversation about his time as mayor of Austin, serving as state senator, and what he is looking forward to in his new role as Dean.

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Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.