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Sylvester Turner Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 22, 2015)

For the last several Tuesdays, we have offered you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We conclude on this edition with State Rep. Sylvester Turner.  He grew up in northwest Houston in the Acres Homes community. He’s a graduate of the University […]

Mayoral Candidates 2015 BannerFor the last several Tuesdays, we have offered you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We conclude on this edition with State Rep. Sylvester Turner.  He grew up in northwest Houston in the Acres Homes community. He’s a graduate of the University of Houston and Harvard Law School. Turner has served in the Texas House since 1989, representing District 139 in Harris County, which covers territory in northwest Houston, from near the intersection of I-45 and FM 1960 in the north, to near where the Northwest Freeway (290) meets the 610 Loop to the south.

We discuss some of the issues facing Houston and what he thinks he would bring to the office. But really, this is a chance for you to ask your questions of this candidate.
Also this hour: we talk with John Norquist, former longtime mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., about changes happening in Houston’s urban space, and why he’s a longtime proponent of removing freeways from urban centers. Norquist is giving a talk tonight at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Plus: we talk with Mollie Miller, managing director of the Houston Fringe Festival, about the annual event in Houston’s East End which features more than twenty original theater, dance, music, film and performance art works. We discuss how she and the festival define “fringe” art.

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