On the Line: Texarkana News and Views

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December 28, 2021 00:34:52
Encore: Joe Saul-Sehy, financial advice expert, podcaster and author

Encore: Joe Saul-Sehy, financial advice expert, podcaster and author

Texarkana resident Joe Saul-Sehy's Stacking Benjamins podcast has won awards and gained a loyal audience by providing financial advice with a light, humorous touch. His new book with co-author Emily Guy Birken is called “Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management.” And it's available beginning Dec. 28. In July, Joe and host Karl Richter spoke about the book, the podcast and what he has learned in his decades of work helping ordinary people achieve financial security. Here's an encore presentation of that interview. Look for all-new episodes of On the Line in 2022 — and happy new year! ...

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December 21, 2021 00:42:30
Christy Busby Worsham, former Gazette reporter and editor

Christy Busby Worsham, former Gazette reporter and editor

Christy Busby Worsham is leaving the Texarkana Gazette after more than 30 years as a city government reporter and city editor. For this week's episode, she and host Karl Richter looked back at some of the most memorable people and stories she encountered during her long career. They also discussed how journalism and Texarkana have changed in the last three decades — and what she will be doing next. ...

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December 14, 2021 00:32:10
Beto O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for Texas governor

Beto O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for Texas governor

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is back on the campaign trail, this time challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The election is almost a year away. But O'Rourke has already begun traveling around the state, stumping in cities large and small. It's a strategy that brought him within three percentage points of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 race that first put O'Rourke in the national political spotlight. He followed that run with a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Earlier this year, he again hit the road in Texas in support of voting rights and registration. On Saturday, O'Rourke visited Texarkana, drawing a small but seemingly receptive audience to hear his message. After that appearance, he stopped by the studio for a half-hour interview. Host Karl Richter asked him about a range of issues, including COVID mandates, abortion and gun regulation. ...

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December 07, 2021 00:40:04
 Chad McCrary, pro wheelchair bodybuilder & motivational speaker

Chad McCrary, pro wheelchair bodybuilder & motivational speaker

When a motocross accident left Bowie County, Texas, native Chad McCrary without the use of his legs, his first reaction was despair. For this week's episode, host Karl Richter spoke with Chad about how he overcame that adversity to become a professional bodybuilder, motivational speaker and author. He recently fulfilled a longtime dream when he competed in the Mr. Olympia contest, the world's premier bodybuilding event. LINKS Chad McCrary's website Chad McCrary on Facebook ...

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November 30, 2021 00:01:52
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November 23, 2021 00:21:29
Gazette courts reporter Lynn LaRowe

Gazette courts reporter Lynn LaRowe

Lynn LaRowe's name is very familiar to Texarkana Gazette readers. As the Gazette's longtime legal affairs reporter, Lynn has covered the biggest local crime stories of the last 15 years, as well as hundreds of other cases and lawsuits. For this week's episode, host Karl Richter spoke with her about her career, how she does her work and the insights it has given her. And she previewed some of the stories she is working on now. ...

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