Tonight: Casino Gambling to Fail Again in Texas, Is Divorce Contagious?, and more…

On a Friday, we like to cut loose and have a little fun, unless Texas politics get in the way (which happens).  So, we’ll mix it up on the show at 7 tonight:

gambling roulette Tonight: Casino Gambling to Fail Again in Texas, Is Divorce Contagious?, and more...At 7:05: Once again, a state budget shortfall has the casino lobby dreaming of slot machines and craps tables in the Great State.  But, there’s no way in hell it is ever going to happen during my lifetime (and I’m only 30!).

Every time there’s red ink in Austin, I’m sure Gamblers Anonymous gets anxious they’re going to have millions of new members from Texas, but it never happens.  There’s a powerful anti-gambling coalition in the legislature.  The conservative Baptists are against expanded gambling on moral grounds.  Many liberals argue that casino gambling is a tax on poor people.

Texas Tribune Managing Editor Ross Ramsey will join me to talk about the big push in Austin for casino gambling.

dpd chief david brown Tonight: Casino Gambling to Fail Again in Texas, Is Divorce Contagious?, and more...At 7:35: What’s the long-term liability for Dallas Police Chief David Brown in the wake of revelations that his son is a cop killer?  Jim Schutze wrote a great piece about this in the Dallas Observer, and he’ll join me to talk about the challenges ahead for Chief Brown.

divorce decree Tonight: Casino Gambling to Fail Again in Texas, Is Divorce Contagious?, and more...At 8:05: Is divorce something you can catch?  Is it contagious?  A new study says it is. I wonder why good things are never contagious.  I remember a study from 2007 that found obesity was contagious.  Why can’t finding big piles of money be contagious?  Marriage Counselor Tim Downs will join me to chat about this.

At 8:35: The Pop Culture Roundup! My Chief of Staff Jaxon will cover the pop culture stories of the week that he was cool enough to have paid attention to but I’m too lame to have cared at all.

I’ll be adding more to the agenda throughout the afternoon.

Scott Braddock

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  1. Brian Edmison says:

    I don’t know which side is stronger among the anti-gambling morality police: the ignorant (billions are already going to neighboring states with Texas getting nothing in return) or the hypocrites (we have horse racing and the lottery, which, by the way, offers worse odds than virtually any casino game imaginable).

    1. scottbraddock says:

      Good comments, Brian.

      Call into the show sometime!

  2. Steve says:

    do you think that maybe the casinos around texas including vegas may be contributing to some of the politicians and may be getting some campaign contributions to keep gambling out of texas. This could be the next vegas with all the population, airport access, central location and climate.

    1. Steve says:

      please let my know by e-mail

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