Inside Texas Politics (09/04/16)

Mayor Mike Rawlings joins ITP to discuss the transition to a new police chief.

It will likely be sometime next year before Dallas hires a new police chief. Mayor Mike Rawlings joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram to discuss who should replace retiring chief David Brown and what the next top cop in Dallas should focus on. Rawlings also answered questions about homelessness and the Fair Park management agreement still stuck in council. (Don't see video? Click here.)

This fall, he will be Dancing With The Stars on the popular ABC show seen on WFAA, but former governor Rick Perry is already dancing around the question of whether he is interested in challenging Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat. Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune discussed Perry, the critical audit which uncovered security problems at UT Austin, and the Texas Tribune’s in-depth story series which examined several years’ worth of police shooting data across the state. (Don't see video? Click here.)

Gun violence was also on the mind of Ed Gray from the Commish Radio Show. In My Voice, My Opinion, he asked people to consider that concern this Labor Day. (Don't see video? Click here.)

Teenagers and shopping malls have gone together for decades. Next Saturday though, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Center Mall, judges and juvenile case workers are hoping to see a lot of kids – specifically those with arrest warrants. Dallas County is offering to cancel those warrants in a day of amnesty. Dallas County Juvenile Judge Cheryl Shannon was in studio to explain the purpose of this program. (Don't see video? Click here.)

Donald Trump's trip to Mexico sparked a lively debate on Flashpoint Sunday morning. From the right, Mark Davis of 660AM The Answer and from the left, former Democratic State Representative Domingo Garcia. (Don't see video? Click here.)

Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Bud and Ross returned to discuss Trump’s effect on Latinos and whether he will get 40 percent of their vote in this state like other Republicans have done, whether a close presidential race might put pressure on Ted Cruz to support to GOP ticket, and how the rhetoric in the presidential race will affect the Legislature next year. (Don't see video? Click here.)

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