Ryan Poppe

News Reporter - Capitol

Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.

Eventually converting into an on-air reporter, Ryan has covered topics ranging from crime to the political process at the state capitol.

Ryan and his wife Mary own a home in Leander. He enjoys spending time at many of areas parks and outdoor spots with his son Luke and listening to live music at some of Austin jazz and reggae hotspots.  

Ryan is the cook in the family and it is understood that the kitchen is his territory. His favorite menu items range from Jamaican to North African fare to modern Thai-cuisine.

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U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

An effort to expand Texas’ medical marijuana law seems to be gaining traction among state agencies, lawmakers and possibly the governor. Advocates are pushing the state to authorize medicinal cannabis treatment for more medical conditions.


Ryan Poppe

In less than a week, U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear a Texas redistricting case that has been floating through the federal court system for almost a decade.


Vince Kong / Texas Public Radio

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is concerned a special grant program doesn't help Texas businesses equally, and he shared those concerns with Gov. Greg Abbott.


Jesse K. Alwin / United States Marine Corp.

There’s no denying it: Texas is facing a shortage of physicians just as the state’s population ages, and an influx of retirees relocate to Texas.

Meanwhile, state lawmakers and the medical community are trying to figure out a solution to the growing problem.


David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Nonprofit organizations continue to provide mental health services to Texas coastal residents struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression related to Hurricane Harvey.  


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