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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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‘Sandra Bland’ Bill Aims to Protect Minorities in Police Interactions

Posted on · (Above: Sandra Bland’s booking photo at the Waller County Jail from July 2015. Photo: Waller County Sheriff’s Office via AP) Texas State Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat, has introduced House Bill 2702 at the Texas Legislature, what many are calling the “Sandra Bland bill.” It aims to protect minorities and the mentally ill during interactions […]

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Chokehold: Is There a Difference in Criminal Justice When Policing Black Men?

Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler, in advance of his lecture Thursday night (Feb. 16, 2017) at the University of Houston Law Center. Butler, a former federal prosecutor, has written and spoken extensively on criminal justice and race relations, including in his 2009 book Let’s Get Free: A Hip […]

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A News Open Line: Tuesday’s Show (February 14, 2017)

Posted on · Amid a White House characterizing the media as the “opposition party,” instant feedback – both positive and negative – via social media, coarsened public discourse on, well, everything that seems to even challenge objective facts, and long-standing debate in the public – and in media itself — over the role journalists should play, it can […]

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Still Assessing ‘Responsible’ Way to End 287(g)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]