On the Line: Texarkana News and Views
On the Line: Texarkana News and Views
Texarkana Gazette
A weekly podcast from the Texarkana Gazette. Host Karl Richter talks with some of the most interesting people in Texarkana USA. Recorded in the Gazette newsroom's Starbear Studio.
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!
Dec 27, 2021
34 min
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.
Dec 20, 2021
42 min
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.
Dec 13, 2021
32 min
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
Dec 6, 2021
40 min
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Nov 29, 2021
1 min
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.
Nov 22, 2021
21 min
Veteran caregiver advocates Corrine and Tyron Hinton
This week’s episode features retired Marine Staff Sgt. Tyron Hinton and his wife, Dr. Corrine Hinton, an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.Tyron had several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and sustained injuries.Corrine became a military caregiver for her husband and works to bring awareness and help to the parents, friends and partners who serve in caregiving roles for veterans. She is an alumni fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which is committed to empowering, supporting and honoring our nation’s military caregivers.November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, and to those who have served and sacrificed, we thank you.In this episode, guest host Christy Busby Worsham spoke with the Hintons about their journey and experiences, as well as the available resources for military caregivers and veterans. LINK: Hidden Heroes
Nov 15, 2021
44 min
Model and singer Carol Miles
From Texarkana to New York, L.A. and almost two decades in Paris, Carol Miles has led an extraordinary life. As a pioneering woman of color in the world of high fashion modeling, a singer, a restaurateur and now as a champion of composer Scott Joplin's legacy, she has used her talents to break barriers and better communities. She and host Karl Richter spoke about her cosmopolitan journey, her new album of original songs and plans to celebrate Joplin's birthday later this month in Texarkana. LINK: Scott Joplin Support Group (Facebook)
Nov 8, 2021
33 min
Jenny Walker, Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties
For this week's episode, host Karl Richter spoke with Jenny Walker, executive director of the Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller Counties. She leads the Literacy Council's mission to fill a wide variety of educational gaps in the Texarkana community, and she spoke about some of the exciting new projects and programs the Council has in store. It's a LOT more than just teaching people how to read.
Oct 30, 2021
34 min
Halloween Special: Scarlett Lewis and Pamula Pierce Barcelou
This week's special Halloween episode features a double dose of Texarkana thrills and chills. In Part 1, host Karl Richter spoke with Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk host Scarlett Lewis about the tour and her love of local history, and she shared some of her favorite spooky tales. Part 2 is a conversation with Pamula Pierce Barcelou, whose father, Charles B. Pierce, made two iconic horror movies — “The Legend of Boggy Creek” and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” — in and around Texarkana, based on true local stories. She spoke about her father's legacy in the horror genre and beyond, and what she's doing to preserve it. Happy Halloween! LINKS Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk (Facebook) "The Legend of Boggy Creek" official website
Oct 26, 2021
50 min
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