Point of Order: The Queen’s Gambit

Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune.

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Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Senfronia Thompson—affectionately known as "Mrs. T" to colleagues and other Capitol goers—about COVID-19, race, public ed and that young whippersnapper Dade Phelan. Rep. Thompson has served in the chamber since 1973, making her the longest-tenured woman and Black person in the House.

This episode of Point of Order, a podcast about the Texas legislature, was recorded on Jan.15, 2021.