Joshua Treviño discusses his piece “Midland: The Fruits of the Conquest” in a two part podcast discussion

“Most of the past forty-eight hours have been spent either in, or en route to and from, the Midland-Odessa region. Far out in west Texas’s Permian Basin, the two cities — towns, really — have a relationship that I still can’t quite unpack. On my last visit, which turned out to be the first time I ever actually set foot in Odessa, a woman told me: “Midland is where you raise families. Odessa is where you raise hell.” She was from Odessa,” began a column by Joshua Treviño that was heavily focused on the spirit of small business oil and gas risk taking in the Permian Basin.

This two part if podcast is a discussion of that piece and the subject in general.

Joshua Treviño is the Chief of Intelligence and Research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in which role he explores pathways for future Foundation action and develops forecasts for Texas and the nation. Prior to his service as CIO, he was vice president of strategy at the Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago. Prior to that, he was vice president of communications at the Foundation for six years. His other experience includes an independent media consultancy, a consultancy at Booz Allen Hamilton, vice president of policy at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, service as both a speechwriter and an international-health professional in the administration of George W. Bush, and a United States Army officer.

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