Super Tuesday political primer; ESPN Deportes’ Dolores Lozano; The Vanity

Welcome to Episode 32 of The Weekly Brew – on this week’s podcast, we cover all the bases, talking politics, sports and music on this special Leap Day edition.

First, we welcome in Texas State Representative Matt Shaheen (R) and Harris County Democratic Party Chairman Lane Lewis, who help break down the political landscape in advance of Super Tuesday. Shaheen discusses what conservatism means and the issues the GOP has gotten away from in recent memory, while Lewis addresses the issues facing Houston – the most diverse city in the U.S. – and the effect Bernie Sanders has had, energizing the electorate. Both discuss the significance of the Trump candidacy and what it means that Trump is as powerful and popular as he is.

Dolores Lozano, of ESPN Deportes and a Baylor grad (another Bear!), calls in to talk about her path to a career in sports and the state of the Baylor and University of Houston programs, as well as the Houston sports landscape.

Finally, Alex Dugan, the Houston-born lead singer of Austin-based band The Vanity, joins us to discuss what it means to be a rock and roll band and promote The Vanity’s upcoming show (with former podcast guests Second Lovers!) at Raven Tower in Houston Saturday, March 5. We’ll definitely be there and so should you! Visit their website to get tickets.

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