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 live in the Northwest Austin suburb of Jollyville. He enjoys spending time at many Austin's parks and outdoor areas with his son Luke and cycling along some of the area's bike trails.  

Ryan is the cook in the family and it is understood that the kitchen is his territory. His favorite menu items range from traditional French to modern Thai-cusine.

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Planned Parenthood

In a letter, Planned Parenthood of Texas rejected a senate committee’s invitation to share details about whether or not any of their clinics are profiting from the sale of fetal tissue samples.  The emergency hearing was part of an on-going legislative investigation regarding a series of undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood executives discussing the issue.

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  Owners of deer breeding ranches throughout the Hill Country are now worried about how the disease may affect their $2 billion industry.

  Near Junction, a two-hour drive northwest of San Antonio is the Perfect 10 Whitetail Deer Ranch.  It’s a high-fenced facility that uses genetics to breed big bucks with giant antlers.  They’re sold to the hunting business for up to $30,000 a deer

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A San Antonio representative is weighing in as Congress debates legislation that calls for withholding federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities.  In those cities local law enforcement typically do not ask whether people are in the country illegally.


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The head of the Legislative Budget Board is questioning whether Gov. Greg Abbott had the constitutional authority to veto certain parts of the 2016-2017 state budget.   But some political experts are calling the inquiry a power struggle between top brass at the State Capitol.


Planned Parenthood


An anti-abortion group has released a second undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive discussing the process for obtaining fetal tissue and organs for medical research purposes.  In the video, two members of the group The Center for Medical Progress interview Dr. Mary Gatter, a former medical director of Planned Parenthood who still serves the organization, about the cost for obtaining fetal organs.



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