This week on Inside Texas politics:

COVID-19 cases are spiking in Texas right now and Austin has the highest positivity rate in the country. Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins the show to talk about how the capital city is battling the ongoing problems stemming from the pandemic.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has lived in Texas and might have. little more insight than others in Washington D.C. He discusses whether there is common ground to find with people who refuse to wear face masks and his thoughts on sending his kids to school next month.

The Texas Restaurant Association says Governor Greg Abbott is putting small businesses in a tough spot and what’s worse is the concern that some cities may further restrict restaurant operations. President and CEO of The Texas Restaurant Association Emily Williams Knight shares her thoughts.

Finally, Joe Biden is on the verge of picking a running mate. Which one would help or hurt him most in Texas? Jason, Ross, and Bud Kennedy, with the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, are joined by Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA-TV’s political producer to discuss.

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