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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Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Intelligence experts echo concerns of Texas congressmen about the state’s universities hosting a group they say serves as an intelligence collective for the Chinese government.


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A state advisory council says when lawmakers assemble for the 2019 legislative session, they should expand Texas medical marijuana policy to include more medical conditions and elements of the plant.

 

 


Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

The state’s Democrats are requesting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton investigate whether any ethics laws were violated when Cambridge Analytica harvested data from 50 million Facebook users for political gain.  


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Officials with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund say including a question about citizenship on the 2020 census will result in less federal funds for Texas. The group is considering a federal lawsuit regarding the recent change.

David Martin Davies

Texas is no stranger to the ongoing opioid epidemic seen across the country. And that is one of the reasons why state lawmakers are trying to determine what laws might be necessary to break the cycle of abuse.

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