Study Up For 'Think': Why Are Texans So Darn Disengaged?
What's big, and rich, and tragically disconnected from politics and civic life? It's Texas. The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT released its first-ever Texas Civic Health Index, and the results are embarrassing: the state came up dead last in voter turnout for the 2010 election. But there's more. We'll find out with the institute's Regina Lawrence on Think at noon.
Lawrence says the results show an "undiagnosed crisis of civic health" in this introduction of the index. Here's the whole thing via PDF:
Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1. You can stream the show at kera.org.