Phil Collins

Texas Republican says banning college polling places is about safety. Students don’t buy it.

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two challenges to student loan forgiveness. With Texas having the second highest number of student loans in the nation, a University of Houston legal scholar offers analysis and what comes next.

There’s a push in the Texas Legislature to ban polling places on college campuses – but some students see it as voter suppression.

Once upon a time in the not-so-distant past there was a planned mega-merger in the publishing biz. Today: the postscript.

This Song: Tegan and Sara

We are going a little crazy this week — in a good way.  Only one artist interview for the whole episode but it is a doozy. Best yet? Perhaps.

Elizabeth sat down with Tegan and Sara and got a fantastic insight into twin sister dynamic,  The Smashing Pumpkins‘ Siamese Dream, Phil Collins melodies, teenage bedrooms, finding self-identity, how to be the change and (for all of you songwriters) the secret to writing a hit pop song. These women have a particularly vibrant and articulate way of voicing their perspective and fighting the good fight. Listen in and catch their buzz on this week’s episode and get a lesson in 80’s-90’s music history while you’re at it.

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Watch Tegan and Sara’s new Video for “Dying to Know”

Watch Tegan and Sara’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Listen to Tegan and Sara’s Studio 1 A performance


Listen to songs from episode 61 of This Song


Green Room: Phil Collins’ Alamo

The biggest collection of Alamo artifacts ever amassed is returning home, thanks to rocker and hard-core Alamo aficionado Phil Collins. The English drummer and award-winning vocalist chats with the Texas Standard about his multi-million dollar gift — and his unlikely obsession.