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Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texans were among the many millions who last night joined in the political equivalent of a football tailgater.  They put on their favorite candidate t-shirts; grabbed drinks and plates of food, and settled in for 90 minutes of head-butting and territorial tackles.

Has the West become obsessed with capitalism, material possession, and making money? Most people in the U.S. would probably say yes. But have we built a religion around the Free Market, imbued it with certain magical qualities that can only be truly explained through interpretive acolytes? That is the argument that renown religious scholar Harvey Cox makes in his new book "The Market As God."

Guest:

  • Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard University
City of Kerrville

Kerrville City Councilman Gary Stork and his wife, Peggy, were found dead in their home Saturday night.  Each had gunshot wounds to their heads. The case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and autopsies on both victims are being conducted today (Monday.)

Councilman Stork was a suspect in an indecency with a child case over a July 4, 2016 incident. The case is still scheduled to be presented to the grand jury on Tuesday.

Kerrville City Manager Todd Parton says Stork was lively and energetic.  

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District 10 City Councilman Mike Gallagher says he and other council members are hearing from constituents and businesses about panhandlers.

Aubrey Kehn

Trinity University's drama department has tackled a challenging production. It's called Good Kids, but it's based on something that's not good. Kyle Gillette is director of theater at Trinity University.

"It's inspired kind of loosely by the Steubenville rape case. It deals with what leads up to an assault. How different stereotypes or beliefs about gender and sexual roles play into it."

But does something yanked from the headlines result in good theater? Gillette says an emphatic yes.

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