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#324: Best of CATI: Texas’ First Thanksgiving

24 minutes

This week revisit a holiday favorite. There were no turkeys, pumpkin pies, or Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Texas. In fact, it occurred over 20 years before any Englishman set foot on Plymouth Rock. This week we look at the remarkable story of America’s REAL first Thanksgiving!


#323: Waylon Jennings Part Two

22 minutes

He was the ultimate country music outlaw, who broke from the Nashville norm and forged his own path. This week we continue our discussion of the legendary Waylon Jennings.


#322: Waylon Jennings Part One

22 minutes

He was the ultimate country music outlaw, and somehow it’s taken us six years to record an episode on this Texas legend. This week we talk about the one and only Waylon Jennings.


#321: Texas Proposition 5

20 minutes

How can you support Texas’ state parks and historic sites in November 2019? By voting! This week we talk about Proposition 5 and Texas’ parks and landmarks!


#320: Songs of Willie Nelson: The Early Years

78 minutes

Willie Nelson is one of the all time great Texan musicians, but his struggles for success in Nashville before finding his sound are legendary. This week we compare and contrast some of the songs that others made famous in Willie’s early days.


#319: The Texas Florida Wrestling Connection

78 minutes

What do Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, and David Von Erich have in common? They are integral to the surprising connection between two great professional wrestling hotbeds. This week we are joined by special guest Barry Rose, as we look back on Texas and Florida wrasslin’ memories.


#318: Best of CATI: Odds and Ends Part One

24 minutes

Sometimes we run across a story that we can’t quite stretch into a full episode on its own. Today we thought we’d bring you some interesting stories we wanted to bring to you as kind of a potpourri of odds and ends


#317: Best of CATI: Panther Hall

23 minutes

We’re looking back at an episode about one of the historic music halls of Texas. For fifteen years, a former bowling hall was the greatest music venue in the Lone Star State. From Bob Wills to Johnny Cash to Tina Turner to Willie Nelson, some of the biggest music names in the world walked the famed stage of Fort Worth’s Panther Hall.


#316: CATI Watches: LBJ

39 minutes

This week, CATI watches another movie about the United States’ first Texan president, Lyndon Baines Johnson. This time it’s LBJ starring Woody Harrelson, directed by Rob Reiner.


#315: Texas’ Woodstock: The Texas International Pop Festival

34 minutes

In the summer of 1969, tens of thousands of young Americans travelled across the country to experience an outdoor music festival like no other…in Texas! This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Texas International Pop Festival, Texas’ Woodstock.

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