It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga over President Trump’s allegations of wiretapping against him, to the president’s pick to lead the FDA. Also, at the state legislature, Senate Bill 4, the so-called anti-sanctuary city bill, passed in committee.
On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk take a closer look at these and other national, state and local political stories with an eye toward how they might affect Greater Houston with Jay Aiyer, assistant professor of political science at Texas Southern University, and Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7.
Also this hour…
The Future is Female Festival
March is Women's History Month, but instead of spending the month looking at the strides women have made for equality in the past, artists across the country are collaborating to instead look at the future of women. So, theatre organizations across the nation are staging The Future is Female Festival, which features staged readings and productions of plays written by women of varied backgrounds.
Houston theatre groups Collective 48 and Mildred's Umbrella are participating, and Michael Hagerty talked with organizers Brandy N. Carie and Dana Bowman to find out more. The Festival will take place March 15 and 19 at Studio 101 and March 26 at Main Street Theatre.
A Conversation with Ben Folds
On Thursday night (March 16, 2017), singer and pianist Ben Folds performs with the Houston Symphony. Folds will perform his acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra along with some orchestral arrangements of his hits and pieces from his latest album So There. Craig Cohen talks with Folds about his music and his performance with the symphony.