Friday night in the studio

The weeklong “no pledge pledge” wrapped up Friday evening during public affairs on KLRU and members of the Texas Tribune joined us in the studio to answer phones.

Throughout the evening assistant managing editor Emily Ramshaw shared some insights on the mission of the non-profit media organization. Along with original reporting the Tribune shares open records information and databases in innovative ways on their website. In fact two of the Tribune’s most popular pages are the government employee salary database and the red light camera database. Texans like to know what others are earning and how to avoid a ticket.

Another multimedia feature of the Tribune’s is the weekly TribCast. This informal conversation amoung the Tribune staff offers an interesting wrapup and viewpoints on the week’s events. KLRU is excited to be partnering with the Texas Tribune for a TribCast Live Texas Politics Roundup event. A contribution of $100 gets you 2 tickets to this event taking place this September in the Austin City Limits studio. Find more information on our website.

Thanks to the Texas Tribune for their help tonight. We also want to thank all the community groups and individuals who made this week such a success, we’ve been overwhelmed with the response. This week you proved this really is your station. Thank you.