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Police Interaction, Electric Bills, Gardening, and The Purse Bearer: Houston Matters for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Among the lessons learned from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri, is the need for law enforcement and the community it serves to engage with one another. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how that can be accomplished, and focus on one example here in Houston – the Teen and Police Service Academy. The […]

Among the lessons learned from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri, is the need for law enforcement and the community it serves to engage with one another. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how that can be accomplished, and focus on one example here in Houston – the Teen and Police Service Academy. The TAPS Academy seeks to connect at-risk teens with police officers to form positive relationships.

Also this hour: Does it seem like your electric bill is just too high? Well, there may be a reason for that. Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment joins us to explain.

Then: We welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener from The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball.

And: The latest installment of our summer reading series features a conversation with one of our rotating panelists on The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. We talk with Houston Chronicle editorial writer and “Native Texan” columnist Joe Holley about his new book The Purse Bearer: A Novel of Love, Lust, and Texas Politics.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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