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Full Show: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, And A New Energy Battleground (July 13, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo takes your questions and comments. We discuss whether the oil and gas industry is at odds with Energy Sec. Rick Perry. And we meet some of the folks behind the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

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New Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo: Tuesday’s Show (January 10, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Art Acevedo as Houston’s new police chief in November. Chief Acevedo has spent over 30 years with law enforcement, including 20 with the California Highway Patrol and most recently ten on Austin’s police force. Now he has become the chief of the country’s fifth-largest police force. Acevedo faces numerous challenges at the […]

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New Police and Fire Chiefs In Houston, Pearl Harbor, and Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (December 7, 2016)

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published an investigative piece looking at how a patient’s suicide at The Menninger Clinic points to larger problems in transparency with mental health clinics and hospitals.  We talk with Mike Hixenbaugh with The Houston Chronicle about his report Also this hour…

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Outgoing HPD Chief Charles McClelland Reflects on Accomplishments & Regrets

Posted on · Charles McClelland has been a member of the Houston Police Department since 1977. He worked his way up through the ranks, and became the Chief of Police in 2010. Now, after more than 38 years on the force– and more than five years at the helm — Chief McClelland is retiring, effective in ten days […]

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Chief McClelland Retiring and An Enormous Cross: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week: some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. This week, Tamara Tabo, Charles Kuffner […]

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HPD Chief McClelland Discusses Crime and Policing in Houston

Posted on · A little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. Today it’s time […]

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Chief McClelland, METRO and Air Station Houston: Thursday’s show (February 5, 2015)

Posted on · little under a year ago we spoke with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia about crime in Houston. We looked at how it’s investigated, how it’s monitored, what are some of the trends in crime that are on the rise and what trends seem to be declining. On this edition […]

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Does Law Enforcement’s Inability to Investigate Every Crime Make the Public Apathetic About Reporting It?

Posted on · We learned this past summer about a Houston Police Department staffing study commissioned by the city, which indicated 15,000 burglaries and thefts, 3,000 hit-and-run crashes and 3,000 assaults in 2013 were set aside without follow-up. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, at the time, noted “There has never been a time that I have been employed […]

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Crime, Oil Spill Update, ICE, & Kayaking Buffalo Bayou: Houston Matters for Wed., March 26, 2014

Posted on · When you’re the fourth largest city in the country, crime is an inevitable part of life. But what crimes? And how prevalent are they? Houston Police Department statistics offer a glimpse. In January of this year, HPD says there were more than 11,300 crimes reported across the city of Houston. More than half were thefts; nearly […]