Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio, Show 24: Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge-elect Sarah Eckhardt joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin for a look ahead to her tenure on Commissioners Court. Topics include Secure Communities, SH45, video-conferenced jail visits and much more. Program is below.

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Austin Monitor Radio: Austin Monitor's weekly KOOP radio show.

Federal Secure Communities program: A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program set-up to screen arrestees for immigration violations. The program has become contentious in the Austin region.

property tax appraisal: The value of property as determined for use in assessing area property taxes.

Securus Technologies: Securus Technologies is Dallas-based for-profit prison technology company that provided video conferencing for inmates in Travis County.

SH45SW: A controversial road project that supporters argue would ease traffic traveling through areas of far Southwest Travis and far Southeastern Hays County. Opponents argue that the environmental impact of the effort, which runs close to sensitive land, is not worth that risk. The debate over the issue goes back as far as the mid-1980s.

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